6.5 Creedmoor

Cheeseburger1976

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I have (1125, actually) Its very accurate. If you are just plinking and not trying to get into the top 10 of a match, it will do just fine.
Just doing a training class out to 1000 in June (my first time ever) and wanted to make sure it I load up on this Ammo, thst it doesn’t completely fall apart at 800-1000 yards. I have a bunch of Prime too. So I would rather blow through the “cheap stuff” and save the Prime if I ever attempt a match or something. I’m going to order another 400 AG for the class. I’m just a tad excited since the class isn’t till June haha
 

Eurodriver

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This thread is great.

I just got an 8lb jug of 4350 and 500 140gr ELDMs for my new 6.5. I’m about to do a ladder test at 300y coupled with chrono data, but my only sticking point is what brass to use.

Will Lapua keep my SDs down?
 
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This thread is great.

I just got an 8lb jug of 4350 and 500 140gr ELDMs for my new 6.5. I’m about to do a ladder test at 300y coupled with chrono data, but my only sticking point is what brass to use.

Will Lapua keep my SDs down?
My experience is Lapua. I started with another brand if brass but changed over after testing Lapua. Just start with the best!
 

Hondo64d

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This thread is great.

I just got an 8lb jug of 4350 and 500 140gr ELDMs for my new 6.5. I’m about to do a ladder test at 300y coupled with chrono data, but my only sticking point is what brass to use.

Will Lapua keep my SDs down?
Lapua limits you to small rifle primers, if that’s important to you. It is to me so I tried Alpha. It seems to be every bit as good as or even better than Lapua.

John
 

DDRH65CM

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This thread is great.

I just got an 8lb jug of 4350 and 500 140gr ELDMs for my new 6.5. I’m about to do a ladder test at 300y coupled with chrono data, but my only sticking point is what brass to use.

Will Lapua keep my SDs down?
Try ADG (Atlas Development Group) Brass. But not sure if they have 6.5CM in stock.

Price is better than Lapua and Norma. I've never tried Lapua so cannot comment. But vs Norma, it seems more consistent.
 

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This thread is great.

I just got an 8lb jug of 4350 and 500 140gr ELDMs for my new 6.5. I’m about to do a ladder test at 300y coupled with chrono data, but my only sticking point is what brass to use.

Will Lapua keep my SDs down?

I like Peterson SRP brass with CCI 450 primers for 6.5 and have maintained low sd’s and es with it.
 
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Safety_3rd

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Im on reload #6 of my lapua brass and I only neck sized for the first 3 loads. Then I started salt bath annealing, I just use the little lyman deburing tool on the inside and outside and then check the cartridge length. I full length resized after 3x shot and will after 6x. This brass doesn't grow at all! Im shooting a mild load:
H4350 41.7 at 2750, lapua SRP, cci 450, 140 eldm and consistently get 1 digit SD and my ES is usually 20-30 fps max
 

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Re: **6.5 Creedmoor Loads**

28" Criterion bbl
140g Match Burners
42.0g H4350
cci 200 primers
2.820 oal
Savage Target Action in a HS Precision
 

Jake the dog

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Bergara B14 BMP, 24", 1-8 twist
142 SMK
Lapua brass, fl sized
Fed 205M
40.4 gr H4350
2710-2720 fps
2.240 BTO
Does .3 to .35 moa at 100 yds