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Mudcat
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Yes. See the other thread on here. I was using 40.0gs with 140gr Berger VLDs. STOUT load.
boltman13
Reply with quote  #26 
Just before I joined this Forum I started a 6.5 Creedmore project. I am using a trued Rem 40X action with a Jewell triger and a prone stock. A Hart 1:8 twist 30" heavy varmit barrel is on order. The standard Pacific reamer will be used. I plan to use this rifle in long range and hopefully F-Class competition. I plan to try Re17 and see how it works. Bullets will be the 139-140 gr match bullet it likes the best. I hope to get 2,850 to 2,900 fps with out hamering the Hornady brass too hard. I hope this round does catch on and brass becomes available from multiple manufactures. I'll report back when it all comes togather later this year.
rcw3
Reply with quote  #27 
Quote:
Originally Posted by boltman13
Bullets will be the 139-140 gr match bullet it likes the best. I hope to get 2,850 to 2,900 fps with out hamering the Hornady brass too hard.


Your expectations are too high. With those bullets at that velocity, you will either be wasting your brass on the first firing or your loads will shoot poorly because they're too hot (probably both)! Case capacity is marginal to run the big bullets much over 2750 fps and have things hold tight for 22+ shots in a row for F-Class.

Robert Whitley

Rob01
Reply with quote  #28 
I easily get 2850fps with my 6.5 Creedmoor and the 140 AMAX and H4350. I am on the third firing of the brass and it is still nice and tight in the primers. I use it to shoot about 100-150 rounds in a weekend without cleaning at sniper matches without a problem. That load is 1/2 MOA out to 600 which is the farthest I have grouped it at.
3gunf1guy
Reply with quote  #29 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcw3
Quote:
Originally Posted by boltman13
Bullets will be the 139-140 gr match bullet it likes the best. I hope to get 2,850 to 2,900 fps with out hamering the Hornady brass too hard.


Your expectations are too high. With those bullets at that velocity, you will either be wasting your brass on the first firing or your loads will shoot poorly because they're too hot (probably both)! Case capacity is marginal to run the big bullets much over 2750 fps and have things hold tight for 22+ shots in a row for F-Class.

Robert Whitley



With my new barrel on my gun, It's a 30" Rock Creek, I have been getting 2875-2880 with 43.0 gr H4350. I cronoed about 25 rds on sat and that was the ave velocity with the sd at 7.

scott
boltman13
Reply with quote  #30 
I am glad there are some other guys using the 6.5 Creedmore in long barrels. Has anyone tried RE17 yet to see if it's any better. H4350 is one of my all time favorite powders, and if it works the best in my rifle, when I get it, so be it. I hate waiting.
PreferProne
Reply with quote  #31 
Hello, everyone. My first post here!

I am soon having Pac-Nor in Oregon rebarrel my Remington 700 CDL .243 rifle to the 6.5 Creedmoor, with a 24" or 26" barrel.
This new setup will be used in centerfire metallic silhouette competition and will hopefully give me more knockdown power on the ram targets at 500 meters than the .243 did.

Why did I choose the 6.5 Creedmoor rather than a .260 or 6.5 Grendel, e.g.? For me, it was easy. I don't handload my ammo, and Hornady offers match-grade factory ammo for the 6.5 Creedmoor, and at a decent price. I plan to shoot Hornady's 120-grain loads at the chickens, pigs, and turkeys, and their 140-grainers at the rams.

Should be an interesting experience. I will post again after my first silhouette competition with the Creedmoor.
ThunderDownUnder
Reply with quote  #32 
Hornady will be considering manufacturing a 6.5mm, 130gr Amax projectile. I asked the question thru their Tech Inquiries if it was possible and was told it will be discussed at their next staff meeting.

That would make a lot of Creedmoor, 6.5x47L and 260 shooters to name just a few, very, very happy, lets hope it happens!
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