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Reloading Data H4350 for Hornaday 140 ELD M 6.5 Creedmoor

Hey Everyone,
I finally found some H4350. I'd much appreciate you all sharing load data for H4350. I have a Savage Stealth 10BA, 6.5 Creedmoor
I'm using Nosler brass, CCI primer, Hornaday 140 gr ELD M. OAL is 2.862 in my rifle.
I currently have been using H100V @ 2647 fps 40g with the above and have been getting about 0.75" group at 100 yds with my shaky hold.
Thank you in advance for any information to help me get started.

Best,
Bob

Re: Reloading Data H4350 for Hornaday 140 ELD M 6.5 Creedmoor

Reply #1
Start around 39.5-40 grns and work up. Most find loads from 41.5-43grns. Load those 140s at .020" off the lands.

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Reply #2
Rob01, Thanks for the starting point.  What kind of FPS should I be seeing?

Bob

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Reply #3
Look for your node showing up around 2715 +/- 10 fps.

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Reply #4
Yup the 24" barrel will most likely be in that 2700-2750fps range.

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Reply #5
Great, thanks for the FPS info.

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Reply #6
The original Hornady 140gr Amax match ammo using H4350 was 41.5gr. Using 140 ELD-M's my custom build 6.5CM liked 41.6gr and around 2800fps. My RPR settled in at 41.2gr and 2725fps. Some people are pushing them up into the high 2800's going up to 43grs. I never really chase velocity and usually settle in at a lower node while still getting great performance along with better case and barrel life.

As always start loading low and work up in your load development.

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Reply #7
Quickdraw,
Thank you very much for the information.
Bob

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Reply #8
My rifle likes 41.6 grs. with a CCI-BR-2 primer and jumping 0.015".  Best of luck.

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Reply #9
I would first ask "what distances will you be shooting at?"  If not reaching out to the horizon, slower loads are often super accurate.

My rifle seems to thrive on a load of 40.7 gr H-4350 that averages 2753.5 fps (15 round sample size) with an SD of 10.3.

This is from a 24" Benchmark 1:8 3-groove barrel that runs a little faster than most.    The key is that every rifle has a speed that seems to resonate best, yielding the best accuracy and if you find one of these nodes at a lower speed, why not use it?   Especially if all your shooting falls into the 800 yard or less range.   On that note, you might be surprised at how well a 2700 fps load might perform at 1,000 yards, especially with the great ELD-M's.

Also, easier on brass and rifle.   I'd only go for the upper end loads if you really need the speed.
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Reply #10
I have a 24inch Savage LRP my load for the Hornady 140 eld match is 42.3gn H4350. It gets me 2,814fps off the Magnetospeed. primers are CCI LR and Hornady brass.

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Reply #11
I have a 24inch Savage LRP my load for the Hornady 140 eld match is 42.3gn H4350. It gets me 2,814fps off the Magnetospeed. primers are CCI LR and Hornady brass.

Thought the Savage LRPs had 26" barrels?

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Reply #12
I got an email at 1128am yesterday from reloaders unlimited that H4350 was in stock I got one 8lb jug ( of course I had given up less than 12 hours earlier and ordered 8 lbs of RL 16). Checked back 5 mins later and it was already out of stock again. At least I got one jug

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Reply #13
Again thanks all for the great information on this thread.

Bob

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Reply #14
I would first ask "what distances will you be shooting at?"  If not reaching out to the horizon, slower loads are often super accurate.

My rifle seems to thrive on a load of 40.7 gr H-4350 that averages 2753.5 fps (15 round sample size) with an SD of 10.3.

This is from a 24" Benchmark 1:8 3-groove barrel that runs a little faster than most.    The key is that every rifle has a speed that seems to resonate best, yielding the best accuracy and if you find one of these nodes at a lower speed, why not use it?   Especially if all your shooting falls into the 800 yard or less range.   On that note, you might be surprised at how well a 2700 fps load might perform at 1,000 yards, especially with the great ELD-M's.

Also, easier on brass and rifle.   I'd only go for the upper end loads if you really need the speed.
Agreed, I do this with my 270 and 7mmRM and probably will with the 6.5 once I break in the barrel and start handloading.  My 7mm loads are 168gr Bergers leaving at a modest 2800fps and give me .5 MOA at 400+ in the Texas wind I most often shoot in, or .25 MOA when its calm.  I'm happy with 1" groups at 400 on a good day, 4"-5" groups at 600 on a gusting day.