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130 grain bullets in 6.5 Creedmoor, AR 10

i’ve been playing around with 130 grain bullets in my 6.5 Creedmoor chambered A.R. 10. I’m pushing for velocity and effectiveness between 400-800 yards.  I have IMR 4350 and IMR4451 on hand.  Would like to hear what everyone else is using in their AR 10 and see what recipes there are out here for me to plagiarize.

Re: 130 grain bullets in 6.5 Creedmoor, AR 10

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i’ve been playing around with 130 grain bullets in my 6.5 Creedmoor chambered A.R. 10. I’m pushing for velocity and effectiveness between 400-800 yards.  I have IMR 4350 and IMR4451 on hand.  Would like to hear what everyone else is using in their AR 10 and see what recipes there are out here for me to plagiarize.
Hi Pathfinder, I'm using 130 grn Berger Hybrid OTM,s with H-4350 in Alpha brass.  I have also just worked up a load with 129 grn Hornady SST's and H-4350 which shoot nearly as well for a cheaper alternative. Have you tried the IMR4451 yet? I have wondered about picking up a jug in case H-4350 becomes unavailable.
 I never had much luck with 140 grn bullets in my AR because of the magazine restrictions and less capacity in the Alpha brass. The 130's work fine for me.

Re: 130 grain bullets in 6.5 Creedmoor, AR 10

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My go to with previous barrel was 42.5 grains of IMR 4451 in Hornady brass.  It was good for high 2600s out of that barrel.  I was using IMR 4350 for more velocity before changing the barrel.  I might just work up some OCW ladders with both powders and work it out.