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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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General Discussion / Re: My First PRS
Last post by Rob01 -
Make notes of what you need to practice and what gear you need to adjust for better performance in future matches. Most of all have fun. Only a rifle match. Don't stress too much about it.
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Reloading / Re: Factory Hornady 140gr ELD-M & LabRadar Results
Last post by Rob01 -
Rob you definitely know your shooting discipline better than I, but I have to say your statement here seems a little suspect in my line of thinking.  Keep in mind, I AM one of those anal BR guys.

The objective of any of our disciplines is to win. Do you really have such a poor opinion of BR Shooters to say they are anal to the point that they would reject factory ammo even though it would win their match?  I would contend that there would be lots of BR Shooters who would love to win without going through the trials and tribulations of precision reloading. I think I could include FClass Shooters in that same statement.

You say that lots of PRS matches are won with factory ammo. I don’t know so I’m asking: have any of the top national PRS matches in the last two years been won with factory ammo?  Once again I’m asking: do any of the top ten national PRS Shooters use factory ammo in their matches?

Nothing to do with a poor opinion of BR shooters but just knowing them. Hell look at what some of the guys here do that don;t even compete. Some super anal stuff just to shoot recreationally. People saying they love reloading as much if not more than shooting. Not a slight on BR guys but just how the ones I know think. You have to have a certain mindset, as you know, to play that game.

As for PRS matches won with factory ammo. I know I have won some in the pastnand placed top 5. Shot the NRL match in NC not long ago and came in 3rd with factory ammo and the reason I didn't win wasn't the ammo. It was me. In PRS you can easily win with factory ammo if you practice. That is why i tell people not to get so wrapped up in the reloading process who are shooting PRS. Get a solid half MOA load and then it's up to you to win or lose. Factory ammo can do that.

As to what people are shooting, I don't know. I worry more about my own set up and skills.

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General Discussion / My First PRS
Last post by chazwood -
Well I heading off to my first PRS comp this afternoon. It's the second one ever held in Australia.
 It's going to be held at Mildra an 8 hour drive for me. I'm a little nervous and excited, should be fun.
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Reloading / Re: Factory Hornady 140gr ELD-M & LabRadar Results
Last post by VA-XBolt -
Chris,

Thanks for that. Sadly, no buddy with a LabRadar, but I was thinking about perhaps setting Rx1 to a slightly longer distance. Was out at my 1000yd range today for the first time, and was going well at first, getting solid hits down to the 6" circle, then all of a sudden was all over the map accuracy wise. Then I noticed my scope rings had loosened up and the scope had slipped around. So, looks like I'll need to reset the scope up, torque it down properly and then re-check the 100yd zero tomorrow. So, probably a chance to recheck the muzzle velocity again with that changed Rx1 as well.

Randall
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General Discussion / Re: Kestral Adjustment
Last post by RioKid -
Sean,
     I will second what the guys said above...mind you...I dont have a Kestrel yet, but I watched the Bryan Litz video on that very subject on Monday night and it echos what these guys said.
   Oh, and I might have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night 😜
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Reloading / Re: Factory Hornady 140gr ELD-M & LabRadar Results
Last post by RioKid -
Assuming there could be some pilot error with me, and the LabRadar. What are others using for the Rx1 - Rx5 values? My Rx1 is basically at muzzle.
VA,
     I noticed that when I was using the minimum distance to get my first reading (what I thought was right at the muzzle) I got some pretty squirrelly readings and a couple " non-captures" as well.  I changed my setting so the Rx1 was at 5 yards and the LabRadar really seems to work flawlessly now.  Not saying this is the correct way to do it, but the results sure seem to be on par for what I was expecting, and not all over the place.
     Also, just in case you have a buddy with one...when running two units in fairly close proximity ( we were using two on the same bench about 3-4 feet apart) they definitely should be set to different channels in the settings area.  Neither of our units would pick up the bullet when both were on, until we switched the channel on one of them.  Then all worked great again.  Just a heads up.
Chris
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Reloading / Re: Factory Hornady 140gr ELD-M & LabRadar Results
Last post by jvw2008 -
No I don't think BR guys would use factory ammo even if it did set records. Reason being is their mindset is so engraved in the sport they couldn't handle it.  It would blow their super anal retentive minds.

Factory ammo wins PRS matches all the time. All about use.

Rob you definitely know your shooting discipline better than I, but I have to say your statement here seems a little suspect in my line of thinking.  Keep in mind, I AM one of those anal BR guys.

The objective of any of our disciplines is to win. Do you really have such a poor opinion of BR Shooters to say they are anal to the point that they would reject factory ammo even though it would win their match?  I would contend that there would be lots of BR Shooters who would love to win without going through the trials and tribulations of precision reloading. I think I could include FClass Shooters in that same statement.

You say that lots of PRS matches are won with factory ammo. I don’t know so I’m asking: have any of the top national PRS matches in the last two years been won with factory ammo?  Once again I’m asking: do any of the top ten national PRS Shooters use factory ammo in their matches?
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Reloading / Re: Factory Hornady 140gr ELD-M & LabRadar Results
Last post by LeadHammer -
Perhaps you missed my last comment; "I don't know the answer of course, I'm just asking the question."

Furthermore, I'll stipulate to being more of a "can't shoot" than a "can shoot", that's why I'm here, to learn to shoot better and make good ammo. Accordingly, I ask dumb questions sometimes :)

I asked questions to my gunsmith the other day till he went crosseyed.  I'm a questioner kinda guy myself.  Nothing wrong with that. 

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