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Thread: 145eld-x 6.5 creedmoor load data help

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    145eld-x 6.5 creedmoor load data help

    Running 2209 in a 24" DPMS, getting 1-1.5 MOA at around 2650 and wanting a lot better. Anybody used a different powder or have any thoughts?
    I have also tried 130vld with similar results.

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    i assume its an AR, that might be the problem

    check the twist rate
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    I'd start with running a ladder test with different powder loads to try and find the barrels accuracy nodes, before venturing out to other powders for a quick fix.
    When you have sorted out the best powder load, start adjusting the projectile seating depth. Being in an AR, be sure to apply a crimp to ensure the projectile does not move in the case when being loaded from the mag.

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    Superformance seems to be a good powder by recent reports on here.
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    Thanks guys, I have done a bit of research on twist and it should stabilize them fine, although it's only 1-8.5. Yeah I'm leaning towards superformance. I have done quite a few loads with 2209 at different charge weights from 41 right up to 44.5 with nothing that has stood out as a node. As far as being an AR and that being the problem, I have 2 other large frame AR's that both shoot sub 3/4 MOA and one I recently sold was a 1/4 MOA gun, so the platform isn't the problem. I have just played with seating depth on 40 odd rnds and will try that soon.

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    I am using Hodgon V100 in my 6.5 Creedmoor. (Ruger PR)
    140gn ELD getting just under 2900fps
    140gn HPBT getting the same speed.
    Both shoot just over 1MOA at 200 meters when I do my part.

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    Hodgon Superproformance powder works in mine with 22" barrel gets me 2900fps with the 143ELD-X

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    @25/08IMP gas gun or bolt action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robh500 View Post
    @25/08IMP gas gun or bolt action?
    Bolt

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    Are you limited by your mag length to seat out closer to the lands?
    I seat mine our way further than book load data, use 2209. Very accurate but much lower velocities than guys above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25/08IMP View Post
    Hodgon Superproformance powder works in mine with 22" barrel gets me 2900fps with the 143ELD-X
    That sounds like a perfect set up. I have just ordered my 22" creedmoor barrel with a long chamber to allow for the 143 gr eldx. What rifle set up are you running and how much powder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    That sounds like a perfect set up. I have just ordered my 22" creedmoor barrel with a long chamber to allow for the 143 gr eldx. What rifle set up are you running and how much powder?
    I'm about to do another ladder test as I've had to change my seating depth cause of mag length.
    Mine is on a rem short action but I would have liked it on a tikka to make use of the long mag.
    I'll let you know how it goes hope to go back to the range today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    That sounds like a perfect set up. I have just ordered my 22" creedmoor barrel with a long chamber to allow for the 143 gr eldx. What rifle set up are you running and how much powder?
    I increased the free bore on my 260Imp to allow the use of the T3 long mag & bolt stop. I chose the 143 ELD-X as my main bullet and set it on the base of the bullet level with base of neck. I did before & after test loads and effectively all I achieved was a better looking loaded round with that sleek 143 poking out of it. I had to add 0.5gr powder more to that case to achieve the same velocity I had before long throating. Moral of the story is, more powder space is just more powder usage in this application.
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