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    6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Wanted to post some more recent results for those that have asked.

    Thanks to KevinU for volunteering a second chrono to help verify mine, and for a much needed fun day shooting!

    Specs:
    rifle chambered "6.5mm Super LR/s", 30" 1:8" barrel, 44 rds down the tube - clean bore for today.

    Conditions:
    approx 9400ish feet, 60*, bluebird skies- prob just over 30 in Hg? (39.609974,-105.992129)

    *life has not left much time to do full 5rd+ workups yet on everything-was just glad to get out and learn more today.

    *(used daisy chained CED chronos, first at 10' and at 12'-numbers below given in that order)

    *all rounds today were new Win brass, sized, flash hole deburred, neck chamfered only, BR2 primers.



    130gr Berger VLD, 2.900" coal,

    H4350
    43.5g-2985/2978fps
    44.0g-3003/2999

    44.5g-3042/3039
    3058/3053

    44.8g-3066/3062
    3081/3077

    45.1g-3149/3133
    3121/3106

    45.4g-3135/3121
    3180/3170

    ^showing no pressure signs...will load easily another half grain to a full grain more for next round to find pressure max, last four shots dropped on top of each other. VERY pleased with that little data set.

    142gr SMK 2.850" COAL
    Reloader 17 (conservative in max charge weights for temp sensitivity precaution)

    43.0gr R17
    Error/3028
    2989/3002
    2997/3006
    2993/3005
    2957/2967

    43.3gr R17
    2972/2989
    2982/2998
    2992/3007
    2988/3003
    3002/3015

    43.6gr R17
    3012/3027
    3010/3016
    3019/3035
    3022/3035
    3020/3038
    nearer chrono es/sd 10/3, second chrono es/sd 22/7 not bad!

    43.9gr R17
    3016/3027
    3037/3042
    3050/3061
    3038/3055
    3017/3038

    44.2gr R17
    3056/3058
    3048/3044
    3046/3042
    3060/3055
    3037/3032
    near chrono es/sd 23/7, second es/sd 26/9

    no signs of pressure, accuracy plenty good, will be hard to pick a load until I can run these at 300yds to see what is going on.



    142gr SMK H4350 2.850" coal

    43.6gr H4350
    2919/2929
    2920/2936
    2943/2959

    43.9gr H4350
    2947/2963
    2947/2968
    2947/2975
    2953/2969
    2953/2966
    accuracy very good, no pressure signs, just wanted to double check speeds as the 43.9g load is very accurate.
    stopped at 45.0gr H4350 previously where I had a mild case head swipe and primer leakage


    Now the fun part, choosing a load to move forward with in numbers!-140gr Berger hybrids on the way this week, 140gr JLK's on deck now. Very impressed so far, accuracy is where I had hoped it to be or better, speeds are almost there, accuracy seems very load tolerant...now I just need to pick a paint scheme and decide how fast I want to run!
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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    i would stick with h4350 it seems to be so consistent with 6.5 calibers
    i got great numbers with r17 but not consistent accuracy
    have fun looks like you got a hammer
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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Originally Posted By: bkster
    i would stick with h4350 it seems to be so consistent with 6.5 calibers
    i got great numbers with r17 but not consistent accuracy
    have fun looks like you got a hammer


    Keep working the RL17 along with the 4350, my experience opposite of bkster's out of TRG 260.
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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    O,

    You stated before that you're jumping the 142SMK. How much jump are you using? Did you jump the 130's too? I believe the 130s COAL is too long for an un-altered AICS, what mags, if any, are you running?

    Awesome velocities.

    I too tried RL-17, didn't work for me. H4350 was the ticket in a Rem700 2/ Benchmark tube.

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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Ha, I just Googled 6.5slr and 130 VLDs in hopes of finally finding some data, this thread was at the top of the list. About time somebody shoots some 130s in this cartridge. Look forward to hearing how pushing them a little more goes for you.

    Thanks,
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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    LoweLeft-I am jumping (at least I think) all loads, using both plateless AI mag and Alpha mags, I'll post up some pics and the distance to the lands shortly. I wanted to run a few rounds through to make sure the throat settled down that last few thousandths before I load up a ton, and also partly it is really hard for me to feel the lands in this rifle when trying to measure-may have to load a bullet backwards to measure? If I remember right, the 2.900" 130's fit in the modified AI mag with some wiggle room.

    Fisky,
    Glad you found the thread-was thinkin' I should pm you with a link but didn't want to bug ya! Sorry for the minor data set on the 130's....more to come shortly. Really hoping to break 3200 sensibly.

    thanks all for the suggestions....any Norma 204 or H100V users?


    so, $64,000 question(s), if a high bullet speed is achieved with relatively "normal" pressures(and/or slower pressure dwell times) and similar or lower charge heat, what rate of affect would it have on throat erosion?



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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Thanks for posting your results. It's always good to see real world numbers when considering cartridge options.

    I'm probably just having a senior moment but I am having trouble reconciling your 2.9" COAL with the SLR/S reamer print. On the print, FB measures 0.055" and the lead measures 2.1103". Adding the 130 VLD ogive length of 0.724" to the lead equals 2.8343". In other words, a COAL of 2.9" would have the 130 well and truly jammed.

    Is it possible you were supplied the LR chamber rather than the LR/S? (The LR has a FB of 0.160")

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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Originally Posted By: OinCO

    so, $64,000 question(s), if a high bullet speed is achieved with relatively "normal" pressures(and/or slower pressure dwell times) and similar or lower charge heat, what rate of affect would it have on throat erosion?


    From what I've read on this topic recently, popular thinking is the slowest powder that still gets you your velocity is the way to go. Some are using H1000 in their smaller cartridges, specifically the 6.5x47 and 6 SLR. Again this is what I've read and haven't had the experience with it. Seems the slower burning powder is "cooler" on the throat...?

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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Well my 260 barrel is done after just over 1800 rounds. So my new 6.5 Super LR is now my primary comp rifle. Back to the range tomorrow, doing load development with H4350 and 130 VLDs...

    I'll post some results here.

    Not so fast!! Turns out my Timney trigger had floating trigger pull weight. So I've got a new Timney. Also I sent off my McMillan A1-3 to have adjustable LOP installed. I bought the stock of this site and LOP was short. I'm hoping with the more consistent trigger and LOP fixed this rifle will still shoot sub-MOA. Waiting for the stock now...tick, tick, tick.

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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Got a load developed for the "Hamburgler"

    Stiller TAC30AW, Rock Creek 25" RV 1-8 twist,6.5mm.
    Rifle chambered and built by Phoenix Custom Rifles, bedded into a McMillan A5. 6.5 SLR using JGS Reamer with .055 throat.

    Load data:
    130 VLD - touching lands
    42.4gr H-4350
    Fed 210M primer
    Rem 260 brass
    COAL: 2.848

    New and fired brass (DA 3900):
    2915fps
    ES: low 20s
    SD: 7-8

    last 5 shot groups (fired brass) .305", .400" and (new brass) .501"

    I was hoping for more velocity, but accuracy wasn't there until about 43.8gr (good ES/SD). Problem was, I was getting good ejector swipes and sticky bolt lift.

    First 5shot group at 300 yards shot right at MOA. At 500 was 3.5" Extreme spread was definitely horizontal due to some tricky wind.


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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Glad you found your sweet spot! So I am guessing you are going to get probably double the barrel life I will. I am headed out this afternoon to try some H100-V and some 130 VLD's. I hope that goes well.
    How are your primer pockets holding up with the hot loads?
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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    My remmy brass did HORRIBLE. A ton of loose primer pockets during load development. I'm going to move over to Win 7.08 brass next.

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    Re: 6.5mm SLR/s exercised today

    Resurrecting an old thread i know but my interest in the Super LR designed cartridges have my interest. Maybe yours too?

    I like the idea of being able to score Win brass ANYTIME and for less $$ and not have to fireform.

    Maybe I can't leave well enough alone, but am I the only one who thinks a 7 Super LR might be the cats ass? a little more power capacity to drive those 7mm bullets and a little better splash/energy down range? Not to mention it wouldn't hurt barrel life.

    Has anyone heard of a 7 Super LR in real life?

    Oh yeah, I shoot a 6.5 Creedmoor now so that might explain the attraction to easy to find and cheap brass, which is my main interest in this cartridge. Not looking for a performance advantage over what's already out there.

    Thanks.
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