6.5PRC 150gr SMK HPBT

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Nice! Are you doing any brass prep/sorting? What kind of ES?
It is once fired case form my gun. so I just used rcbs match neck bushing FL size die to do resize and expander dies before setting. I think neck tune will be my next. And I find out the PRC brass form Hornady is not that bad LOL.
 
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I ran virgin 6.5 PRC
brass RL-26 Sierra 150 from a 1-7 twist at 3140fps from a 28 inch barrel.
 

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It is once fired case form my gun. so I just used rcbs match neck bushing FL size die to do resize and expander dies before setting. I think neck tune will be my next. And I find out the PRC brass form Hornady is not that bad LOL.
Im having good luck w the Hornady 6.5 PRC brass. I have weight sorted over 300 pieces and they are consistent.
 

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Are you single feeding at 2.988 or found a binderless mag that goes out that far?

Barrel length, type or brass, and speed? Curious as your load is what I’m looking to do once I can find brass in stock anywhere....
 

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I made a follower plate and single feeding , hornady fire formed brass , barrel is 27” carbon fiber proof research 1-8” I just did a ladder test with h-1000 and my chronograph is on the Fritz but when it did get speeds I was 2990 with 58.8 gr of h-1000 but ED and SD I don’t know till I get it fixed or replaced sorry hope this helps
 

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Here is the Sierra 6.5 150 at 100 yards. Doing load development. I’m running the 6.5 prc with .188 freebore. Barrel is a gain twist 5R Bartlein. 7.5-7 26 inches long. I thought they would be a little faster. But its looking good. That is a 3 shot group at 100. 15 thou off the lands. Average velocity is 2991 SD of 3.
 

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Here is the Sierra 6.5 150 at 100 yards. Doing load development. I’m running the 6.5 prc with .188 freebore. Barrel is a gain twist 5R Bartlein. 7.5-7 26 inches long. I thought they would be a little faster. But its looking good. That is a 3 shot group at 100. 15 thou off the lands. Average velocity is 2991 SD of 3.

Short action? What is the COAL on the 150 for you? Powder?
 

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Its a defiance xm deviant. Using there mags I have the room to load up to 3.25 inches. A loaded round at 15 off is 3.055. Base to Ojive is 2.342. Using Hornady brass weight sorted. Cci 200 primers and 59.8 grains of H1000. Gets me 2991. I found a lower node at 2930 ish. That is 58.8 of H1000.
 

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After my resent problems w Hornady 147 i might have to revisit the 150. I just had to single load them in my Surgeon WSM.
 

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I got the kestrel dialed in. Was only able to get out to 600. I had a awesome group going but dropped the last shot low. Group is around 3ish inches. It shot great at 500. Then went to 300 and shot this 3 shot group. The kestrel was calling for .95 elevation. I put 1 on. .9 would be a little better. But its still in there. It called for .2 wind. I held straight up. And .2 would have been the right call. I’m really liking the Sierra 150s!!
 

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Bullets blowing up, not making it down range.
 

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Hornady said must be my fast twist and high velocity! I told them to explain to me how the first 500 from the 2018 lot had no issues but the 2019 lot w updated jacket I’m having issues with. I had 50 left from 2018 I shot the same day w no issues. The 19 lot was 2 feet higher at 800 yards and 1/3 of them turned to a cloud 150 yards out. Moving on. Having good luck w Berger 156 at mag length. The Hornadys might go in the garbage.
 
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You 6.5PRC guys are killing me....us 300PRC guys are trying to find H1000 and Retumbo and you guys are scooping it all up...heh. And RL-26 seems to be some rumor of long ago...before the big bang bang.

Retumbo shoots wonderful for me....a little dirty...but shoots great.
 

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What elevation and climate are you getting 3100 fps at?

And what kind of brass? Seems like Hodgdon is saying Max 56.5 for H1k and I was getting pretty bad pressure signs at 56 or so.
 

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You 6.5PRC guys are killing me....us 300PRC guys are trying to find H1000 and Retumbo and you guys are scooping it all up...heh. And RL-26 seems to be some rumor of long ago...before the big bang bang.

Retumbo shoots wonderful for me....a little dirty...but shoots great.
I feel your pain. Been waiting for RL26 since Jan. On my last pound and refuse to open it until I am out of ammo...100 rounds left.

I have resigned myself that I need to try the H1000 or Retumbo or something.... Been keeping my eye on what people are getting decent results with.