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Thread: New 6.5 creedmoor load development

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    New 6.5 creedmoor load development

    Just had this rifle put together by north canterbury gunsmithing

    Started life as a bergara hmr 6.5 creedmoor. Was very accurate, but I get bored easy so wanted a change.

    Picked up the stock and barrel for a good deal and it is now a "custom" 6.5 creedmoor, proof research barrel 26" long, hardy bottom metal, I think hardy carbon stock, and dpt muzzle forward.
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    Kept the 20moa rail and Bushnell scope from previous rifle.

    Started the process with hornady once fired brass, fed magnum primers, eldm 147, 2209 all full length sized and annealed, I don't bother with any other case prep.
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    Loaded to just shy of mag length which is still a reasonable jump to lands. Oal 2.880

    Ladder was 39.5 to 43.5 all shot over the Labradar

    No pressure signs throughout, the primers were semi flat, but consistent, probably just a bit of excess head space from full length sizing. Shot a pretty good 9 shot group considering the ES was nearly 300fps.... and didn't muck around with barrel cooling etc.

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    I went between charges and loaded 5 x at 42.8. Shot a group around .5moa as expected with ladder shot previously. Es 14fps. Job done.

    All done at handloaders with there equipment, so handy being able to load a ladder then load more, then shoot, then load the full batch. Plus the amp annealer is a great bit of kit.

    Cheers and feel free to add others experience with similar components



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