145 grain 6.5 Barnes Match Burner

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Would be hell coming out of a 26" PRC. The new 156 bergers are jack hammers
 
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$32/100 pack, $152/500 bulk pack is MSRP. I actually picked these up from a prize table. So new I didnt even see them on the web sight yet.
 

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What cartridge are you loading these for?

Any rumours on release date? I didn't see them on any websites after a cursory search....
 

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I am going to try them in 2 different 6.5 creedmoor barrels. One is a 27 inch Bartlien the other is a 24 inch Proof Carbon. I have been told these are shipping to retailers now and should be for sale shortly. My advice would be to call Barnes Bullets directly.
 
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A little update on this new bullet. This baby is long. I mean I guess that is to expected but OAL to touch the lands in 2.95". I will be jumping them .050" to keep them magazine friendly. This rifle has a little longer than average chamber and to touch the lands with a 140 ELD i am at 2.86". I decided to do initial load development with imr4831. I have lots of it and it is slower burning than H4350. I hope that means less pressure overall. If I get 2800 fps from my 27 inch barrel without pressure I will be happy. I will update this thread with my results.
 

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A little update on this new bullet. This baby is long. I mean I guess that is to expected but OAL to touch the lands in 2.95". I will be jumping them .050" to keep them magazine friendly. This rifle has a little longer than average chamber and to touch the lands with a 140 ELD i am at 2.86". I decided to do initial load development with imr4831. I have lots of it and it is slower burning than H4350. I hope that means less pressure overall. If I get 2800 fps from my 27 inch barrel without pressure I will be happy. I will update this thread with my results.
That should be doable in a 27" barrel, the 150smk with a moderate charge of H4350 in new Lapua brass at .015" jump averaged 2680fps from my 23" Bartlien barrel.
Would like to see some of your test results on these.
 
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I was able to get some load testing done today. I loaded 17 rounds up. I am using IMR4831. Starting at 42 and ended a ways above max at 46.5 grains. I am doing 2 things. Checking where the pressure ceiling is in my rifle and looking for flat spots in velocity. My results are as follows.

42.0 2710 fps
42.3. 2747
42.6. 2763
42.9. 2788
43.2. 2807
43.5. 2831
43.8. 2860
44.1. 2887
44.4. 2898
44.7. 2902
45.0 2928
45.3. 2935
45.6. 2972
45.9. 2955
46.2. 2981
46.5. 3011

I have a 15 fps spread from 44.1-44.7 and I think I will look into this a bit more. This barrel is a bit faster than others I have had but I did not expect this much speed.

Book max is 44.3 gr according to the hodgon load manual. I did not see pressure till 45.9gr and have no intention of loading that high.
 
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They are not on the website yet. Barnes employees tell me this is schedule for a 2020 release. I won these at a local finale for my shooting league. Barnes had a very large presence there.
 
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I was able to get some load testing done today. I loaded 17 rounds up. I am using IMR4831. Starting at 42 and ended a ways above max at 46.5 grains. I am doing 2 things. Checking where the pressure ceiling is in my rifle and looking for flat spots in velocity. My results are as follows.

42.0 2710 fps
42.3. 2747
42.6. 2763
42.9. 2788
43.2. 2807
43.5. 2831
43.8. 2860
44.1. 2887
44.4. 2898
44.7. 2902
45.0 2928
45.3. 2935
45.6. 2972
45.9. 2955
46.2. 2981
46.5. 3011

I have a 15 fps spread from 44.1-44.7 and I think I will look into this a bit more. This barrel is a bit faster than others I have had but I did not expect this much speed.

Book max is 44.3 gr according to the hodgon load manual. I did not see pressure till 45.9gr and have no intention of loading that high.
Man that’s screaming fast. Wow! These peaked my interest for sure!
 
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I won these bullets off a prize table after my local club series finale. Sources tell me they should be available early next year.