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Thread: 6.5mm SAUM - load update

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    6.5mm SAUM - load update

    I had previously posted on here about my load development for my 6.5mm SAUM, using the Hornady 143gr ELD-X. However, by far and away the Berger 140 Hunting VLD has been the most accurate and consistent bullet that I've shot.
    I was out at the range yesterday and shot this group. These bullets really like a 0.70 jump to the lands and increasing my powder charge by half a grain really tightened the groups up. Average velocity is 3075 fps

    As this was the first time shooting my rifle off a bipod, I found that by putting some downwards pressure from my hand onto the top of the scope mad a big difference.

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    Clipped it with a gut shot, I'd say that dot will bleed out but may travel some distance first.

    Nice shooting
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    Got to be happy with that, should be good medicine at that velocity too.

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    Yeah. I think of it as a short action. 264 Winchester Magnum. I'm running a 24 inch barrel and from what I've read most .264's generate the same performance from a 24 inch tube.
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    Yep exactly

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    What powder and what barrel length
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    Hi Scoped,

    63 grs of ADI 2225, 24 inch barrel. 1:8 twist Criterion.

    Heres' a pic of her:

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    Gunsmithing done by Scott Traill (can't speak highly enough of his quality). Built on a Remington 700 short action, Wyatts extended mag box, PTG fluted bolt with M16 extractor and PTG bottom metal. Sits in a McMillan McWoody Remington 700 Mountain rifle stock. Weighs about 7 lbs ready to go.

    Barrel fluted by Gun Works and Cerakoted by the late Victor Alberts of Cerakote NZ.
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    That's a nice looking set up and shoots very well, should be a good performer at distance.

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    A less obvious advantage of finding a good load with Berger bullets is that the published BCs are accurate; muzzle velocities can be confirmed from drop data without having to deal with the additional variable.

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    thats a tidy rig man.
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