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6.5 Creedmoor
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:50:38 PM »
 

greenlightjay

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Took my new Ruger Precision rifle to the range today with loads in .2 grain increments of 4064 ( I have a lot of powder from reloading 308) from 32 grains to 35.6 behind a 140 grain Hornady ELD-M bullet and the best group was 35.2 grains of 4064, does that seem reasonable? Jay
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 07:30:00 AM »
 

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There a lot of variables in that question.  I'd say if your not getting hard bolt lift or flattened primers you should be fine.  Do you have access to a chronograph?  It can be a good tool to help you figure out if your loads are meeting a reasonable velocity, if they are any your satisfied with your groups I'd say you have a very reasonable load for your rifle.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 08:40:52 AM »
 

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I did not see any flattened primers and the bolt was operating properly, I wish I had a chronograph and a spotting scope. Thank you for responding. Jay
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 08:22:23 PM »
 

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This seems like a moderate load, I think you may have some leway yet.  Maybe to around 37.0 or so..
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 07:08:22 AM »
 

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I agree, but I was looking for best groups.
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 11:56:24 PM »
 

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Took my new Ruger Precision rifle to the range today with loads in .2 grain increments of 4064 ( I have a lot of powder from reloading 308) from 32 grains to 35.6 behind a 140 grain Hornady ELD-M bullet and the best group was 35.2 grains of 4064, does that seem reasonable? Jay

So what size groups did you get out of the ELD boolit and running 4064?  I am guessing sub MOA.
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 06:03:55 AM »
 

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The 3 shot group is 3/8" at 100 yds with a 5 mph wind at my back shooting straight north and it was 10 degrees shooting off the hood of the car and I was cold.Actually the 35.4 grain 3 round group was the same size as the 35.2 grain group.
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 09:51:07 AM »
 

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Hmmmm   sounds like I might get away with trying out 4064.  I have plenty of it.  Thanks for the info.
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 04:09:50 PM »
 

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I have a lot of 4064 from reloading 308
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2016, 04:14:15 PM »
 

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140 Hybrids
Hornady brass
Federal 210 primers
42.9 H4350
Gets me an AV of 2830
SD 3
ES 10

Out of a 24" Bartlein.
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 11:18:16 PM »
 

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My current load is very similar to Darkside's above.  I need to look into working up a hotter load, just haven't had the time.

140 Hybrids
Hornady brass
CCI 200
39.0 H4350

AV 2550 (A little on the slow side, but very accurate out of my factory Savage 24in)

 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2016, 09:39:56 PM »
 

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My current load from a 24" Bartlein:

H4350
41.8 gr
Hornady Brass
Barnes 140 gr Match Burners
Federal 210M primers

Avg: 2805 (around 40) and 2820 (around 100)
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2016, 05:53:16 AM »
 

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OK, I am going to start loading 6.5 Creedmoor with H4350 powder for my Ruger precision rifle and I need some ideas on a load using the Hornady 140 gr ELD-m bullet, looks like the range is 36 to 40 grs of powder. I will gauge the bullet .002 off the lands.Thanks, Jay
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 05:35:20 PM »
 

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Is it safe to start at 41 grains? I'm reading on Snipers Hide that they are starting at 41 and going up to 43 or 44 grains, what's the advantage to such a hot load?
 

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2016, 10:45:08 PM »
 

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140 Hybrids
Hornady brass
Federal 210 primers
42.9 H4350
Gets me an AV of 2830
SD 3
ES 10

Out of a 24" Bartlein.
Wow!!  Hodgdon calls for a max (compressed) load of 40.0gr for a 140 A-max pills.  Do you get any pressure signs from that?  How is your accuracy?