Yep they started with 223, 6.5G then 6.5C, 308, etc, for industry common mags, staggered, starting about 6 months ago. I initially had my eye on a 223 RAP, but the supply was weak/demand high, then I lost interest. Here's a link : RAP 6.5CM with AI mags
I'll say it again, the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed around H-4350 and a 140 gr …..
Agree, and that's a great way to start. I've had a tad better results with H100V on the 140s. Best results with Varget was for 100 to 130s then 8208 for pills less than 100 gn. All of this with 22" RAP, 24" SAV 10, and 24" AR10.
Here's a pic of my simple sorting of 140 ELD-M.. approx. +500 pills. My goto pill for range 6.5 cm small groups. This is a simple visual with no scientific method, and the 140.0 bin has been already been emptied once, so it really should be +200 pills, ie a lot more/higher than 139.9. I pick a bin to load a series from, to keep the pills within a small weight range.
So I can put in the bcg and charging handle, put it on a complete lower and start shooting ?
In theory yes,. in practice, I would manually load & unload a dummy round to get a feel for the action & check for any issues. If its your first AR ever, you may want someone with AR experience to do it & show how it all works..
6.5 CM 123 ELD-M in 24" AR and 24" SAV 10 do well @ 200 yards, haven't taken them farther yet. for AR : 3015 fps, Hornady brass, 41.22 gn Varget #34, 2.710" COL ( hot load) for SAV 10 : 2860 fps, Starline brass, 39.32 gn Varget F210M, 2.710" COL ( reloading cautions apply)