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Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #45
I just started reloading and there's no h4350 to be found I have 143eldx vanguard series 2 24 inch and I have imr 8208 xbr imr 4831 and H4831sc anyone have any load data on these powders with this projectile oh and neck sized

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #46
 8208 XBR is a fastish powder for heavy bullets in the Creed. The 4831s will work . And may work well with the 143s .  To 16 , 17, and 26 have been working well. IMR 4451 works well. Someguys have had good success with Win760/H414. But, they aren't all that temp stable.
 What will you be using your rifle for.
 Welcome to the Creedmoor forum !
IMR 4350 and Accurate 4350 also work well in the Creed
 Imo I would concentrate on H4831 SC as it should be more temp stabil than the others. Beins it's one of the Extreme Extruded line of powders.
If your going to be a Bush Alaskan You need a perfect winter rifle. The Ruger M77 Hawkeye SS in 6.5 Creedmoor is mine.<br>You are being watched.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #47
What is min and max for h4831sc as I can't seem to locate any data on 143 for that powder

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #48
What is min and max for h4831sc as I can't seem to locate any data on 143 for that powder
i dont have it for the 143 eld-x but hornady lists their lowest load 35.2 at 2300 fps and max load of 42.2 at 2650 fps for their new 147 grain eld bullet. so if you use that data to start you should be safe.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #49
Out of the rel  16 And 4451  what's giving best accuracy and speed. ?
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Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #50
Shot with a Tikka T3X CTR 20" Barrel 1-8 Twist
Measured with a Magnetospeed V3
I am no professional and just got in to reloading and long range shooting. These were my first test loads. I found while shooting at 600 yds my grouping was tighter with 41gr of the IMR 4350. I put all 5 shots on a 6" plate at 600 yds. The first two series were 3 shots on the plate. It could have been me. I plan to load more 41gr and return to the range and see how they shoot. If anyone else has had any luck please share your load data. Thanks.

Series 1 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2278 Max 2317    Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2297 S-D 15        Primer CCI BR2
ES 39                          Grains 39

Series Shot Speed 
1 1 2278 ft/s 
1 2 2317 ft/s 
1 3 2300 ft/s 
1 4 2288 ft/s 
1 5 2304 ft/s 
---- ---- ---- ----
Series 2 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2331 Max 2372  Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2349 S-D 15.3    Primer CCI BR2
ES 41                        Grains 40

Series Shot Speed 
2 1 2354 ft/s 
2 2 2341 ft/s 
2 3 2331 ft/s 
2 4 2349 ft/s 
2 5 2372 ft/s 
---- ---- ---- ----
Series 3 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2404 Max 2434    Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2419 S-D 13.6    Primer CCI BR2
ES 30                          Grains 41
Series Shot Speed 
3 1 2418 ft/s 
3 2 2434 ft/s 
3 3 2433 ft/s 
3 4 2404 ft/s 
3 5 2409 ft/s 

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #51
Trey

You need to speed those loads up buddy. With a 140 grain bullet you should be in the 2660-2750 range depending on what your barrel likes. I'm running 42.3 grains RL16 in Lapua brass and pushing a 140 RDF at 2745. My SD is 5.5 and the ES is 15. That is good for me and my capabilities, but there are guys here who have even better numbers.

RPR 6.5 Creedmoor
Bergara 6 Creedmoor

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #52
Sorta new to the forum but it would be very helpful to me (and I assume others) if some of these posted results were in Excel format.  I know that I can copy and paste to transfer the data but that is opening up for a mistake.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #53
Out of the rel  16 And 4451  what's giving best accuracy and speed. ?

@swampthang RL-16 is going to be your favorite if you try both, in my experience.
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
I have a lot of guns... There, I said it.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #54
Sorta new to the forum but it would be very helpful to me (and I assume others) if some of these posted results were in Excel format.  I know that I can copy and paste to transfer the data but that is opening up for a mistake.

  Unfortunately there are those here that have no idea what a spread sheet looks like . And have no idea what Excel is.
 Myself being first in that group.
 If you would like to do this so we can see what your talking about. That would be Great !!
If your going to be a Bush Alaskan You need a perfect winter rifle. The Ruger M77 Hawkeye SS in 6.5 Creedmoor is mine.<br>You are being watched.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #55
A spreadsheet has nothing to do with binders full of women, just for clarity's sake...
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
I have a lot of guns... There, I said it.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #56
Shot with a Tikka T3X CTR 20" Barrel 1-8 Twist
Measured with a Magnetospeed V3
I am no professional and just got in to reloading and long range shooting. These were my first test loads. I found while shooting at 600 yds my grouping was tighter with 41gr of the IMR 4350. I put all 5 shots on a 6" plate at 600 yds. The first two series were 3 shots on the plate. It could have been me. I plan to load more 41gr and return to the range and see how they shoot. If anyone else has had any luck please share your load data. Thanks.

Series 1 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2278 Max 2317    Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2297 S-D 15        Primer CCI BR2
ES 39                          Grains 39

Series Shot Speed 
1 1 2278 ft/s 
1 2 2317 ft/s 
1 3 2300 ft/s 
1 4 2288 ft/s 
1 5 2304 ft/s 
---- ---- ---- ----
Series 2 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2331 Max 2372  Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2349 S-D 15.3    Primer CCI BR2
ES 41                        Grains 40

Series Shot Speed 
2 1 2354 ft/s 
2 2 2341 ft/s 
2 3 2331 ft/s 
2 4 2349 ft/s 
2 5 2372 ft/s 
---- ---- ---- ----
Series 3 Shots: 5        Powder IMR 4350
Min 2404 Max 2434    Bullet Berger 140 gr VLD Target
Avg 2419 S-D 13.6    Primer CCI BR2
ES 30                          Grains 41
Series Shot Speed 
3 1 2418 ft/s 
3 2 2434 ft/s 
3 3 2433 ft/s 
3 4 2404 ft/s 
3 5 2409 ft/s 

 With a 20 " barrel you are probably at a " low node"  . As you increase the powder charge by smaller increment s , half grain powder charge increases . Your groups may scatter a bit then tighten up . That is what most of us have done.
 It's great you starting low and slow and working up and documenting your results.
 
If your going to be a Bush Alaskan You need a perfect winter rifle. The Ruger M77 Hawkeye SS in 6.5 Creedmoor is mine.<br>You are being watched.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #57
Someone asked for a spreadsheet so here it is.
Ran out of IMR4350 and was able to find some H4350 so working on those loads.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #58
I can't get this file to open up.

Thanks.

Re: Shooting and Loading the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #59
Planning on using the 147 gr ELD Match Hornady with either the N560 or N550; anyone have any experience with this load ???  Could use all the help I can get!!!!!

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