Nice! Congrats. Love the 6mm Creedmoor.Just shot my new Axisworks built 6CM yesterday.
Lone Peak Fuzion TI SA DBM
TacOps carbon fiber bolt knob
24" Proof Research Sendero 1:7.5"
Axisworks 3 port brake
Manners Elite PRS2 in Tac Swamp
Axisworks SOL DBM w. AI mags
Trigger Tech Diamond @ 6oz
All metal in Cerakote Elite Sand
Seekins alloy 30mm medium rings
Tangent Theta TT315M 3-15×50 w. Gen 2XR MIL
Lapua SP brass
Had speeds.from 2950 to 3200 with no pressure. Everything except the 1st group with the cold/clean/new shot was under .5", and had two great groups in the .2-.3s.
42.0 = .240" @ 3056
44.0 = .302" @ 3200
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105 Berger Hybrid
Hornady 6CM brass
H4350 @ 43.4 & 44.0
2.205- base to ogive
Wolf LR primer
The 43.4 is running @ 3090ish
The 44.0 is running @ 3150ish
The brux barrel only has 70 rounds through it. I have been seeing some velocity jumps as it breaks in. This is also something RTO witnessed on his 6mm bartlein while the barrel was settling in.
One five round group across the oehler went as follows: @ 43.4
This load seems to be giving good numbers and vertical. As the barrel gains some speed we'll see if this load holds true for this rifle.
These were loaded with a RCBS CM.
Stiller Tac 30
Brux 6mm 1-8 @ 26"
I have the October 2016 issue of Handloader Magazine. There is an article on reloading the 6mm Creedmoor beginning on page 34. The author of the article, John Haviland, included a chart on page 36 showing the performance in a JP Rilfes semi-auto for various powders. Regarding Varget, he gives three loads, 34.5 grains at 2,691 fps group size .70 inch, 35.5 grains at 2,780 fps group size .96 inch, 36.0 grains at 2,818 fps group size .80 inch.I have scoured the net trying to find some data on Varget... NOTHING! NO data for it anywhere, and I'm too new to reloading to think about trying to wing it on my own!
Hodgdon also has load data for bullets up to 100 grains, specifically the Berger 95 VLD TRGT is the largest target bullet listed.I have scoured the net trying to find some data on Varget... NOTHING! NO data for it anywhere, and I'm too new to reloading to think about trying to wing it on my own!
Funny thing is, I posted this right before I went out to sight in with a new box of 110's. The groups went from the 0.4's and 0.3's to shooting 1.8 moa at 100 yds. The 110's are being about as consistent for me as they were for you.How are those 110s working out for you?
I had issues with box to box consistency.
Probably shot 2000 of the 110SMK in my 6CM and Dasher and all have been sub half moa ... never seen an issue. You buying these in 100 bullet lots - al mine were in 500 count boxesFunny thing is, I posted this right before I went out to sight in with a new box of 110's. The groups went from the 0.4's and 0.3's to shooting 1.8 moa at 100 yds. The 110's are being about as consistent for me as they were for you.
I had the same consistency problems (I think its actually just called inaccurate) out of a 500ct box.Probably shot 2000 of the 110SMK in my 6CM and Dasher and all have been sub half moa ... never seen an issue. You buying these in 100 bullet lots - al mine were in 500 count boxes
I don't know if I would call mine inaccurate. I was getting great groups out of the 1st box I was using. And with the BC of the 110 it was really attractive, now not so much. I'm going with the 105 berger vld target with 41.25 gr of H4350. That was my second most accurate load. I also get really good accuracy with 41.25 gr of H4350 and the Hornady 108 eld. The 108 eld load was very close to factory ammo too. All loads are using lapua brass and the cci 450 primer.I had the same consistency problems (I think its actually just called inaccurate) out of a 500ct box.
If you’re going to dedicate it to light bullets get a short throat. I did load development for 65gr BT Berger’s today and the base of the bullet was over the case mouth to touch the lands. I ended up at a .200 jump to have .100 of bearing surface in the case. Luckily the bullet jumps well, but I’d get a short freebore for light bullets.Anyone try the lighter bullets,just sent my barrel to be spun up by West Texas Ordnance. Going to be a 16.5” 1-8. Hoping to be able to shoot the 75gr Vmax’s or 80gt BT’s. This will be my Barrel strictly for predator hunting.
Some think SR primers are more conducive to low SD/ ES's. They also leave more brass in the head of the case and are thus a little more resistant to stretching out primer pockets with hotter loads, so in theory your brass should last longer. The drawback is that you need a smaller firing pin tip diameter and FP hole in the bolt face to resist rupturing primers and damaging your bolt face. Fact is, both work fine.Question I have, what is the significance of SRP/LRP in the 6mm creedmore. Are people getting more consistency out of one? Longer case life? Etc. new to Reloading 6creed. Thanks in advance
I don't know about the low SD/ES stuff, the main reason I use SRP is because my brass lasts longer. If you're pushing pressures, the primer pockets will loosen up quicker in LRP vs. SRP. Thats my reason anyway.Question I have, what is the significance of SRP/LRP in the 6mm creedmore. Are people getting more consistency out of one? Longer case life? Etc. new to Reloading 6creed. Thanks in advance
I ended up picking up a Labradar and found that my barrel picked up 160(!) fps. I backed off the powder charge significantly just to make speed limit. Right now 40.5 grains of H4350 is pushing a 105 hybrid at 3150. SDs are not as good as at higher charges, but speed limit...Have you chronoed it lately? Wondering if the added jump and longer seating depth is changing your velocity, and getting you out of the accuracy node?
Different lot of bullets or powder?
I have a 6.5SLR that I have not changed a single thing in my reloading for 2300+ rounds and it is still shooting well. Not the .1s it used to, but still in the .3s.
I ended up picking up a Labradar and found that my barrel picked up 160(!) fps. I backed off the powder charge significantly just to make speed limit. Right now 40.5 grains of H4350 is pushing a 105 hybrid at 3150. SDs are not as good as at higher charges, but speed limit...
I have some rounds loaded with H4831sc to test out.
In my first barrel, also a 26" Hawkhill (7.5tw), I was getting 3150 with 110s and 43.5 (iirc) H4350. Was a laser but I backed it down to a lower node at 42.3 gr (3050fps) to minimize barrel wear. I stopped shooting that barrel in big matches at about 1400 ads but I've been running it for local matches as a science experiment and it's still shooting tight at 1800+ rds now. My 2nd barrel, also a 26" Hawkhill (8tw) is at 1200+ rds now, originally ran 42.2 H4350 and had to bump that up to 42.5 when I changed powder lots to stay at 3050 fps. Still shoots great. I have another barrel chambered up for that rig but haven't spun it on yet. I have a 3rd barrel in play on my backup gun (26" Xcaliber 7.7tw) and I get 3050 fps with the 110s and 44.7 gr of H4831sc and it shoots bugholes. I'm curious to see if barrel life is longer with the H4831sc but it's easier to source in 8lbs jugs than H4350 anyways.In my Hawkhill 26 inch, I was getting 3130+ - with the 110's and 42.2 of RL16
Nice shooting load, right their for 200-300 rounds, then fell off.
I've got another barrel sitting in the basement, thinking of using it
for experiments on slower powders, (4831, RL23, RL26, IMR4955 and maybe H1000)
would like to see if I can get to 3100fps and have longer barrel life.
I think everyone loves their 6 creed, till they see the barrels toast in 1000 rounds +-
Been thru 3 Alot of work to keep it shooting good.
42.2 gr H4350 out of a seekins ph1 gets me 3130fps with Peterson brass shooting Berger VLD 105 .035 offlands. Average .5-.7’s our to 1000yds allllldayeveryday.Hi guys, first 6mm cm. I'm using 42.9gr Rl22 for average of 3100 or so with 103gr eldx.
I wanna move to the 105gr-115gr bullets and was wondering if I should try h4350 or some other powder?
I have a 28" 1/7T barrel.
I'm using Peterson srp brass.
I have hornady brass to I have yet to try. Hows the hornady brass life for this round?
Pic of my rifle
Rem 700 action
28" criterion prefit
Athlon midas tac
Egw 20moa base
Mine is a 24in barrel.... not sure what a 28incher would do. All in all the 6creed is easy to find a load for. I think it’s just a matter of how much performance you demand. If .5moa is fine than I think you’ll find something quickly. If you want .2’s and below than you’ll need to tune the shit out of it and even then the shooter has more imperfections than the load/barrel. Good luck and post back with your resultsNice. What length barrel? My buddy thinks h4350 might not be as good since I have a long barrel. Thoughts?