6.5 Creedmor Load Data

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6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#1 Postby Swampy Senior » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:46 pm

Dear Brains Trust,

I am in the process of building an F-Class rifle in 6.5 CM and need some assistance wrt load data. I will be using AR2208, pushing a 140gr HPBT projectile all housed in a Winchester Case.

Based on the ADI Load Data the max load is 35.8gr with an expected MV of around 2600fps. Today I threw a 35gr charge, placed it in the case and it looked a little light on. I say this because I am comparing this to a full charge of 46gr of AR2208 for my TR rifle pushing a 155gr projectile.

Is 35gr of AR2208 about right?



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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#2 Postby Rich4 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 pm

I’m maxed out at 41 of 2209 for 2754 with 140 rdf and 147 eldm, I haven’t tried 2208, but that’s not far from the book, don’t think I’d be starting that close to max if it was me, I don’t run 41 that was max and brought it back to 40 @ 2700, 26” barrel, Regards Rich

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#3 Postby BATattack » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:34 pm

I thought the creedmore would have a fair bit more capacity than the 6.5x47?

I was running 41.5 of 09 with a 130 in the 47

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#4 Postby bobbyaxe » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:38 am

Hi Swampy,

If you're using Peterson brass, I found that I had to drop back on the charge. The internal case capacity is smaller than Norma and Hornady, which they try to make people aware of.

For norma brass, I was using 42.2grs and could have pushed that further without any pressure signs.

With Peterson at 42grs I'm getting plenty of signs of pressure. Though at 40.2grs it works brilliantly.
Note: Im using RL16 power - @ 42grs i was pushing 3000fps and currently at 40.2grs im running at 2830fps.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#5 Postby Swampy Senior » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 am

Thanks for the information.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#6 Postby dgeorge52 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:06 pm

the two pictures explains my creed... this is with Hornady 140 eldm`s....now i`m using 140 Bergers they group just as well but with less mucking around with weighing nd stuff..
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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#7 Postby Frank Green » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:06 am

2208/Varget is a little fast for a 260 Remington. It'll work but it's fast.

I've never tried it in 6.5CM but I feel the same way....it's a bit fast for the Creedmoor.

2290/H4350 is my go to powder for the 6.5CM. I'm loading 42.0 with a 135gr ATIP and they are coming out at a honest 2800fps from a 23" barrel.
41.5gr of H4350 and a 150gr bullet and I'm getting an honest 2700fps. Same barrel at 23". Twist is 1-6.75 and 5R rifling. Hornady brass. CCI BR2 primers.

Hope all is well with everyone down under!

Hope the virus thing stays away from everyone!

Later, Frank
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Re: 6.5 Creedmor Load Data

#8 Postby Swampy Senior » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:35 am

Thanks Gents. Feedback appreciated.

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