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Welcome to this community for the 6.5 Creedmoor metallic cartridge enthusiasts. We have been sharing information here since February 2010 and have grown quite a bit since. Please join us and share your experiences with the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and also please spread the word about the forum. As we continue growing, the forum will become an even greater resource for all of us.

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Reloading / Re: SR vs. LR Primer?
Last post by flyer -
I was just reading the Alpha Munitions web page.  They make both large and small primer brass for several calibers.

They had a test of small primer vs large primer and they only found very minor differences in ES and SD, so small I think it's mostly noise.

With reasonable loads their LRP brass can go 15+ loads before scrapping which to me is enough.

The fact that you can shoot LRP brass in almost anything pushes it over the edge, SRP brass can have primer cratering if the firing pin and firing pin hole are normal LRP size.

One guy did an expensive "high pressure" bolt upgrade in an AR because he was married to a bunch of Lapua SRP brass he had.

If Alpha can give me Lapua level of quality with large rifle primers, I'm going that way so I don't have to worry about shooting my bolt action brass in my AR.
Ammunition / Re: Hornady ELD-M 147 gr. rounds
Last post by hambone -
But 2700fps is on the slow side for the 147s also. People with 24" barrels are loading them at over 2800fps with RL26. I think it you run those numbers the difference is there.
  Rob is that correct that RL26 will work that well in a 24 inch barrel?

I thought you meant RL16 at first, I've never used RL26 just H4350 , RL16 and a little testing RL23 lately in the 6.5.
So is RL26 better than RL23 for the 147 ELDs ? I feel i've got to the point (increased powder charges) I'm blowing RL23 out of my 26 inch barrel now (no further speed increase or increased pressure signs) and RL26 is slower Right?
One thought just came to mind maybe I should be using magnum primers, more testing ahead I can see.
Always learning something on the Creedmoor Forum and taking it to a new level. Thanks
Reloading / Re: SR vs. LR Primer?
Last post by 6.5NZ -
Hey guys, just my$0.02c.

I am no way "near" acknowledgeable as many of you guys full time shooters but regards primers flash holes you guys may "nail it" and "apparently" (as i been told) the "advantage" with the SRP is that the case head will withstand higher pressure (hiding) the traditional signs as per LRP, saying so, some or many will develop higher loads to achieve extra(or more) performance/velocity with the desired projectiles.
Please "school" me as i am here to learn as well.

Cheers from New Zealand!
Reloading / Re: LabRadar app
Last post by DDRH65CM -
it runs good on my pixel.

Thanks BDWSM.  I've had one outting with the new software, had some issues as described on the post above.  Much better than having to reach for the LabRadar.  Also, there's another update for bugs, v1.2.2.  I've updated my Labradar, but haven't tried it with the update firmware yet
Ammunition / Re: Hornady ELD-M 147 gr. rounds
Last post by gman47564 -
I havnt shot the 147's yet but have 500 in the waiting. Wanting to push them around 2950 with re23 hopefully in my 6.5x284  . Hoping for good things with that combo. Should do well at distance i would think.
Ammunition / Re: Hornady ELD-M 147 gr. rounds
Last post by Rob01 -
Not beating you up but putting it into perspective for some real world velocities and performance. Just for anyone reading and wanting to make a decision.
Reloading / Re: Alpha Munitions Brass
Last post by hambone -
I got my 200 rounds of Alpha Brass, it's nice looking and packaged nicely too, I'll be testing some of it soon.
Also Bob put a nice note in with it. I like the Alpha ball cap too.

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