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6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Jun 11th, 2018 at 10:38pm
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Hi guys,

what powders are you loading for your 6.5CM? Looks like H4350 is hard to find theses days...

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Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:23am
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H4350 is just ADI AR2209 rebadged by Hodgdon.
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 10:40am
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2209 giving good accuracy but not big on velocity. Superformance or RL17 for a bit more speed.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 3:06pm
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using 2209, i dont mind what speed they are doing because they are accurate, the beauty of the creedmoor has little to do with speed, 140gr+ projectiles over a chrony wouldnt make for very special reading, the accuracy and long stable high bc projectiles are what is special, in my opinion.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 6:09pm
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Thanks guys - much appreciated !
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 7:37pm
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A bit off topic but thought ild ask. Iím in the market for a new rifle and was looking at 308 chatting to the guy at H&F and he recommended the 6.5 Creedmoor. Iím not to knowledgeable on the details of bullets etc. are these a all round better caliber than the 308. Most of my hunting will be red and fallows between 2-400 metres. Thanks.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 7:46pm
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6.5 CM
143 ELDX
Hornady brass
Federal large rifle primer
48gr RL26
Result under half inch group @100
Est velocity 2680 (QLoad) will test soon.
Rifle Kimber
18 inch barrel
1/8twist



  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Reply #7 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 2:37am
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Pigs wrote on Jul 5th, 2018 at 7:37pm:
A bit off topic but thought ild ask. Iím in the market for a new rifle and was looking at 308 chatting to the guy at H&F and he recommended the 6.5 Creedmoor. Iím not to knowledgeable on the details of bullets etc. are these a all round better caliber than the 308. Most of my hunting will be red and fallows between 2-400 metres. Thanks.


The 6.5 CM is a pretty cool efficient round but if you gotta ask this question you would be better with the 308....
At this point in time the CM is relatively new so acquiring a good variety of CM ammo is slim compared to the .308 currently a hand loaders cartridge IMO.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 4:28pm
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Taupohunter wrote on Aug 13th, 2018 at 7:46pm:
6.5 CM
143 ELDX
Hornady brass
Federal large rifle primer
48gr RL26
Result under half inch group @100
Est velocity 2680 (QLoad) will test soon.
Rifle Kimber
18 inch barrel
1/8twist



What do you think of the Kimber in 6.5 CM? Killing power? Plastic stock? the magazine? Weight? pros and con's?
  

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Reply #9 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 8:29pm
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Kimber hunter is a nice lite rifle. Accurate. Very hard to group test on bench because it's so lite you get a lot of muzzle jump. Much better now suppressed.
Very good easily adjustable trigger.
Mag is utter shit. Ment to hold 3....it holds two.
Probably get a T3X if I was to buy again.
6.5CM kills good. I've only shot 3 deer and a pig so far. Nothing past 100 yards so far.

  

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Reply #10 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 7:54pm
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How many grains of 2209 you guys running for the 143gr ELD-X?


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Reply #11 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 11:49pm
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JaSa wrote on Aug 20th, 2018 at 7:54pm:
How many grains of 2209 you guys running for the 143gr ELD-X?

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I run more than recommended because my rifle has a long throat and magazine and consequently lower pressure. I would start at around 40grs and work up slowly in .3gr increments. Most CM's seem to shoot well at around 2,670 - 2,770 fps with that bullet. However, every rifle is different so be careful.


  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Reply #12 - Aug 26th, 2018 at 7:36pm
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Thanks @ 10-Ring !

Well, looks like 40gr is a winner with 0.46MOA in a 4 shot group:


40.5gr gave me 0.64MOA and 41gr 0.6MOA.
Will give 41.5gr a go and then start playing with seating depth which is currently sitting at 0.050.
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Reply #13 - Sep 25th, 2018 at 8:18pm
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6.5 CM
143 ELDX
Hornady brass
Federal large rifle primer
48gr RL26
Result under half inch group @100
Est velocity 2680 (QLoad) will test soon.
Rifle Kimber
18 inch barrel
1/8twist

I have just put this load over a Labradar chronograph. QL estimated 2680. Actual 2650. Not bad. Very accurate and the trigger on the Kimber would be the best I have had on a hunting rifle.

  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor - Powder?
Reply #14 - Sep 25th, 2018 at 9:47pm
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Not bad!
Can you run 40gr of AR2209 in a 20" barrel 1/8 twist thru QLoad and tell me what velocity it spits out, please? Hornady brass, 143gr ELD-X, Federal LR primer.

Found that 42gr gives me a sticky bolt with ejector stamps on the brass. Everything else other then 40gr is not better so I rather stick with a slow but accurate load for now.
  
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