Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch NZGR


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Like Tree27Likes

Thread: New baby for me

  1. #1
    Member Kiwiman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Shannon
    Posts
    128

    New baby for me

    The new edition to the family Tikka t3 6.5x55, pick up tomorrow if the gunsmith gets thread and bolt done.
    My question is I have new norma brass, sierra 140gn sbt and adi2209 powder,
    Do I put brass through resizing die before loading. And any ideas on a load for me to start with. Thanks
    P38 likes this.

  2. #2
    Member northdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    north auckland area
    Posts
    3,133
    iv found my t3 likes 123amax over the 140s
    Kiwiman likes this.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    336
    Hey there congratulations you've got a great setup there. Have a look at the ADI manual which is accessible online. I think for the 140s the book max is 44.5 gn of 2209 or thereabouts. But check the manual for yourself and work up. Always a good habit I reckon to use the manuals. I got a good accurate load with Sierras and 2209. They go good together.
    Kiwiman and shooternz like this.

  4. #4
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiman View Post
    The new edition to the family Tikka t3 6.5x55, pick up tomorrow if the gunsmith gets thread and bolt done.
    My question is I have new norma brass, sierra 140gn sbt and adi2209 powder,
    Do I put brass through resizing die before loading. And any ideas on a load for me to start with. Thanks
    @Kiwiman

    I'd full length size your new brass, then trim to length and champher the neck both inside and outside just to take out any variation in the manufacturing process.

    You may also want to ream the primer pocket and remove the flash hole burr if you really want as well.

    Good choice to btw.

    Cheers
    Pete
    Arguing with an Engineer is like Wrestling a Pig in Mud.

    After awhile you realise the Pig loves it.

  5. #5
    Member 300_BLK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Central North Island
    Posts
    1,314
    load and shoot mate...
    Maca49 and Kiwiman like this.

  6. #6
    Member Maca49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    14,354
    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    @Kiwiman

    I'd full length size your new brass, then trim to length and champher the neck both inside and outside just to take out any variation in the manufacturing process.

    You may also want to ream the primer pocket and remove the flash hole burr if you really want as well.

    Good choice to btw.

    Cheers
    Pete
    Fuck me that's a bit OTT
    P38 and Kiwiman like this.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  7. #7
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Fuck me that's a bit OTT
    Maybe,

    you'd be surprised how much variation you may find in new brass.

    I also anneal the new stuff first up too, but only because I can.

    Cheers
    Pete
    Beaker, Kiwiman and Huk like this.
    Arguing with an Engineer is like Wrestling a Pig in Mud.

    After awhile you realise the Pig loves it.

  8. #8
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    24,348
    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    load and shoot mate...
    Now that I understand. Bloody Pete may as well be speaking Swahili.
    P38, PERRISCICABA and Huk like this.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Western BoP
    Posts
    1,229
    Here's what I was always told to do by the fellas that showed me reloading...

    First time around, load shoot and nothing near the top of the load chart. Set the rounds up to either a 10 thou back off the lands or so, or max mag length which will be your worst case for pressure (bigger jump should mean lower pressure, closer to the lands should mean higher pressure everything else being equal or so the saying went).

    Once fired the first time, go through the brass, trim to same length and chamfer, and set the die up for shoulder bump only and that should mean minimum working of the brass in future and less variation in case size when sorting the load (before fireform to after). Then set up for the powder load you want for the velocity and if it needs tweaking try seating the pill slightly deeper.

    It's always worked for me, if you can't get the velocity you want try a different powder if the groups are huge straight off try a different pill. Primers will have an effect but I've never needed to change them with hunting group requirements, pretty much the same with powders. As I said always worked for me the old timers knew a thing or too...
    Kiwiman and Friwi like this.

  10. #10
    Member andyanimal31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Taihape
    Posts
    1,437
    my standard load for mine is 44.8 of 2209 fed 210m norma brass pushing the 143 eldx.
    then try get closeish to the lands but keep 6.5mm of projectile in the neck.

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
    northdude and Kiwiman like this.
    My favorite sentences i like to hear are - I suppose so. and Send It!

  11. #11
    Member Danny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Rotorua
    Posts
    2,696
    I'm @ 46.3 of 2209 lapua brass and it's putting 140 amax on top of each other. Sierra are always accurate as too.
    I've never bothered pissing around with the brass (OTT) if new I just fire it and then full length it or neck size it after that. Keep away from higher loads till you know it's safe mate. Start around 44.0 of 2209 and stay around there, I bet it's accurate as.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Kiwiman likes this.
    Dan M

  12. #12
    Member Kiwiman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Shannon
    Posts
    128
    Name:  unnamed.jpg
Views: 129
Size:  6.0 KB
    this is my first load with 42.5g of 2209 and seating approx 10 thou back (picture is on side for some reason) 1st two shots are to the right 3 clicks and im happy. by the way thats 4 shots
    Last edited by Kiwiman; 25-04-2017 at 03:06 PM.
    Hunt4life, shooternz and septic like this.
    God bless me coz on other bas**@d will

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Tokoroa
    Posts
    443
    Nailed it first time out, well done the 6.5x55 is one of the great deer cartridges

  14. #14
    Member northdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    north auckland area
    Posts
    3,133
    And it would be the best all-round calibre for nz

  15. #15
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    2,028
    Mine likes 46.5gr of 2209 with 143g ELD-X'S

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: Weber Baby Q gas BBQ
    By GWH in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-03-2017, 07:52 PM
  2. FS: WTS Baby stuff
    By jim160 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-03-2016, 05:05 PM
  3. BBQ'd baby whitetail
    By GWH in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-03-2015, 11:47 PM
  4. Baby backpack carrier
    By Munsey in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-02-2015, 06:14 PM
  5. Replies: 35
    Last Post: 21-02-2015, 07:46 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!