6.5 PRC load data

Feb 18, 2009
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just ordered my dies and have 200 pc of brass waiting to be loaded.
Going to start with H1000 and 139gr lupua , 140 gr nosler , and 142 smk

Fellas feel free to add what you have worked up with
 

stevenc23

Full Member
Oct 21, 2013
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6.5 SAUM/ 6.5PRC Facebook page has a lot of good info

My final load:

56.4 grains RL-26 147 ELD Bullets
Federal Large Rifle Magnum Primers
Using a Long Action so COAL is 2.995

Getting 3120 fps out of 28" barrel

FWIW I loaded up to 57 grains without any pressure signs
 

K_4c

running & gunning
Oct 13, 2008
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58.7 h1000/142 smks/1:8 twist/.130 FB/26” medium Palma Benchmark netted me 3002 FPS with 85 rds down the tube...
 

shoot4fun

Gunny Sergeant
Oct 27, 2003
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I haven't shot any H1000 in mine, only RL26 and Retumbo. I wound up with a good load using Retumbo, about a grain under what Hornady gives as max with the 140 ELDM. It shoots very well. My barrel is a Kreiger 8T finished at 28" and wearing an Area 419 brake. I can spot my own hits it is so tame and takes exactly 7 mils dial up for 1,000 yards (100 yard zero).
 

BCX

Sergeant of the Hide
Mar 18, 2018
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57.5 RL-26 147 ELD 2.950 OAL 3150 FPS from Bartlein 5R 1-7 28 inch no signs of pressure
 
Feb 28, 2013
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Have any of you using RL-26 tried it in hot weather (e.g., 90F+)? I’ve seen a few reports of bad results in hot temps but don’t know how seriously to take that.
 

BCX

Sergeant of the Hide
Mar 18, 2018
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I have shot it from 93F to as low as 48F. I have had 0 issues!!! Actually i worked up my loads in the 90s now in the 40s I'm running a higher velocity. My barrel has sped up for the 3rd time now lol....
 

BCX

Sergeant of the Hide
Mar 18, 2018
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I am using CCI 200 primers. I bet guys having issues are running a magnum primer?
 
Oct 26, 2008
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Anyone reloading Hornady 143gr ELD-X ?
I worked up a load close to max in my rifle, Tikka T3, rock creek med palma 1-8" @ 26".
6.5-PRC
58.6gr - H1000
143gr - ELD-X seated ten thous off the lands
CCI- 250 primers getting 3045 fps
Question is when I go over that velocity bullets seem to lose stability with no noticeable pressure and start to rip the target a little, at or below that velocity I get nice round holes, anyone else seeing this happening?
Thanks
 
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