Also have 6mm Norma BR.
Here is the summary of the ( Hunter / BLC 2 / AR COMP - 90g and 120g bullet ) primarily focused on minimum for the load data I can find for 6.5CM on the internet.
My conclusion (Minimum starting loads) is leaning toward using the 120g first- Barnes TSX BT with both BLC 2 ( 36g - 37g - 38g ) and Hunter ( 41.7 - 42 - 42.8g ).
I will first break in the new rifle at 50 yards to set my scope with 6 each of BLC 2 and Hunter minimum loads and if time permits setup my ProChrono DLX at the range. I may get luck enough to find a box of new ammo at LGS but that would not be my objective since I'm enjoying reloading.
(below load data that I was reviewing )
Speer's Online load data - 90 gr TNT / HP -
AR-Comp - 38.5 / 3027 ft/sec was the tested load
Powderthrough.com/data >> 6.5
Hodglon - BLC 2
95g - Vmax - 40gr / Minimum - No ft/sec data
120g - A-Max - 37gr / Minimum - No ft/sec data.
Barnes Online - 6.5 Creedmoor Load Data 120gr TSX BT
Ramshot Hunter - 41.7gr / 2661 ft/sec ( H4350 38.2 / 2647 - IMR 4350 38.7 / 2622)
Western Powders - Ramshot Hunter
120g Nosler B-Tip >> Hunter 42.8gr / 2697 ft/sec
Sierra Rifle Load book ( need to get a new one with 6.5CM data )
BLC 2 - 33.9 / 2300 ft/sec - 35.2 / 2400 ft/sec
The above recommendation is based on the presumption you are wanting to get your muzzle velocity north of 2700 fps and stay within a comfortable chamber pressure.
Ive put about 50 of my thrown handloads down the pipe to break it in.
34gr of H380 & 140gr Nosler Competition hpbt. They shoot well, but I know that it can do better.
Just picked up some new supplies to try out.
140gr Hornady interlocks & 1lb of H4381 sc
I’m using new Starline brass & Win Lrp’s. I also have CCI Lr & Federal Lr Mag primers.
Let me know what’s been working for your Ruger.
While shed hunting the last few years during shed hunting in the spring, I've seen the trend of deer/wolf concentrated areas and those little ticks also concentrated (picked about 100 one day). After only 20 this weekend and the three bites (chomps), my wife thought better and took me into Urgent care. Another prescription of a powerful antiviral dDoxycycline Hyclate as a prophylactic prior to any foreseen lymes disease.
We lost a close friend to this disease who took his own life as this disease crippled him and ravaged his brain & mind.
Who would think to blame high cholestral levels that were thought to be the cause of my heart event that led up to the stroke could be the cause of my exposure to the Lyme disease carrying insects. Let's move the blame a little farther past the heart event. Add in post election stress levelsalong with unobtanium primers caused by an effective campaign to mislead and raise fears in voters. Now add the national campaign to increase wolf population by leftist he USFS & USDA and furthered by appointed judges.
Under 44's watch.hurse asked me today deer tick?, nothing dear about them ! We used to call the little multi colored ticks, "bear" ticks. The larger brownish ones were "wood" ticks I coined the "wolf" tick nymph during my spring shed hunting expeditions. My wife hates them too. When I get home I have to strip in the garage and my clothes go straight in the washing machine. Often she finds multiple ticks on top of the agitator. Which are plenty to agitate her! If i tell her the next year where I'm headed [email protected] no you are not, too many ticks in there last year. We all know who's the boss.
Happy wife, happy life! She dislikes snakes more than bugs.