Berger 130 grain 6.5 Creedmoor Loaded Ammo

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Did Berger discontinue offering the 130 grain 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge? It has not been available anywhere for about 3 weeks now. Ammoseek draws a blank when you do a search for it.
 

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You and me both...no one has it
 

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I already made my own Berger 130 Hybrid load which closely duplicates factory Berger performance if you're interested.
Don't reload but thanks for the recipe...I have a bud that has offered his extensive reloading system if I want to load my own. I may try this out
 

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This is a 6 shot group I fired with the Berger 130s

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I have fired 3 shot groups measuring less than 0.3.
The 130 grain OTM is truly an amazing bullet design
 

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I like Berger's 6.5 ammo, too. Very consistent. But, I can't find it ANYWHERE (for sale) right now. I've run out of it. The only retailer with any in stock is Midway USA, and they want $1.65 / round! I'm looking at the 140-gr variety.
 

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its not dasher or prancer nor comet or cupid but its the best price I have seen for those 140gr hornady bthp 6.5's still having to add shipping but they are still in stock https://www.ammosupplywarehouse.com/west/index.php?main_page=index my end price was 301 for 400 rounds after shipping that's 12 or more dollars less than target sports that says free shipping for the same item , they are not hand loaded but they still shoot really nice .
 

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I like Berger's 6.5 ammo, too. Very consistent. But, I can't find it ANYWHERE (for sale) right now. I've run out of it. The only retailer with any in stock is Midway USA, and they want $1.65 / round! I'm looking at the 140-gr variety.
I bought 2000 rounds when I found a single lot of it. When it hits the shelves bite the bullet and load up.
 

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I bought 2000 rounds when I found a single lot of it. When it hits the shelves bite the bullet and load up.
What's weird is that even Hornady ELD-M 140-gr is super-scarce now.
 

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I emailed Berger and got this reply.

“Stephen,
We are experiencing a production delay . Waiting for cartridge cases from LAPUA. Our apologies for this. We have no date yet on when production will begin again. Hopefully soon.



Take care,
Philip Hoham
Technical Support
Capstone Precision Group, LLC”
 

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They have the 130's in walmarts around here. Are you talking about the Federal stuff?
 

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They have the 130's in walmarts around here. Are you talking about the Federal stuff?
That's the Federal Gold Medal Match stuff. Your Walmart still has it??

But, we're talking about Berger's new ammo.... as in complete cartridge from Berger. The bonus is they come wrapped in Lapua brass.

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That's the Federal Gold Medal Match stuff. Your Walmart still has it??

But, we're talking about Berger's new ammo.... as in complete cartridge from Berger. The bonus is they come wrapped in Lapua brass.

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Yep. Round here (Columbus, OH) people dont even know what "6.5CM" means. And its cheaper than hornady eld stuff by $2/box
 

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What's the velocity you guys are getting with this?
Over a 40-shot string, I got an average velocity of 2703. SD was 15.6. ES was 59.
Perhaps relevant (I don't know) is that my RPR barrel has 3500 rounds through it. :)
 

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Yep. Round here (Columbus, OH) people dont even know what "6.5CM" means. And its cheaper than hornady eld stuff by $2/box
My local walmart carried it. But, walmart is phasing out ammo sales. So, I don't know if they still have it locally. But, it was more expensive at $28 / box.
 

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Thats what it is here. ELD stuff is $30
I've never seen ELD at my Walmart. I have to buy ELD online, which I've gotten as low as $23.50 / box.
 

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I havent either but cheapest we have it here local is $30
I've never seen ELD locally... not even in a big gun shop. My LGS doesn't carry ANY kind of match grade 6.5CM. Just hunting stuff.
 

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I’m hoping Prime does another group buy of 6.5cm 130 gr match. $1.05 a rd. I’m kicking myself for not writing a check last December. I hadn’t shot any of it through my Seekins Havak HP1 so I didn’t want to buy a case of it without shooting it first.
 

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That's the Federal Gold Medal Match stuff. Your Walmart still has it??

But, we're talking about Berger's new ammo.... as in complete cartridge from Berger. The bonus is they come wrapped in Lapua brass.

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I can get 140 all day long....the 130 grain Berger CARTRIDGE is what isn't available anywhere. I sent Berger email, notes from FB even tried calling and have received squat for info.

I'll switch to PRIME for good. I am not too interested in forcing Berger to do business.
 

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I can get 140 all day long....the 130 grain Berger CARTRIDGE is what isn't available anywhere. I sent Berger email, notes from FB even tried calling and have received squat for info.

I'll switch to PRIME for good. I am not too interested in forcing Berger to do business.
Yep. Ammoseek lists only ONE dealer that has it... for $1.65 / rd.

I'll shoot Hornady ELD-M in the meantime.
 

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Yep. Ammoseek lists only ONE dealer that has it... for $1.65 / rd.

I'll shoot Hornady ELD-M in the meantime.
I looked today and saw nothing.....they have a hunting 135 that is available in one or 2 places

Too bad as it is really a killer cartridge but CS appears to be super lacking
 
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Not sure if you’ve tried it or not but in my gun you can interchange Prime and the 130 Berger. Same zero same dope out to 750 at least. Might be worth checking. But I do like the brass from the Berger.
 

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I agree that I get consistent results in terms of zero and drop to 800. The Berger requires a little less correction from 800-1200.
 

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I got 2813fps (7 shot string), 12SD and 19fps ES, from a 24" Krieger 1:8 barrel with the Berger factory 130's. I bought it mostly for the brass, but as a loaded cartridge it shot as good or better than the Hornady 147 ELD's or the 140g AMAX I started with.
 

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The factory Berger 130s shoot amazingly. Below groups were out of a GAS GUN.

24” bartlien, rifle+2 gas. Gets just over 2900 with SD of 10.

I have not been able to match this performance with handloads using the same bullets. If I can find more ammo for $1.65 a round, I’m buying it.
 

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The factory Berger 130s shoot amazingly. Below groups were out of a GAS GUN.

24” bartlien, rifle+2 gas. Gets just over 2900 with SD of 10.

I have not been able to match this performance with handloads using the same bullets. If I can find more ammo for $1.65 a round, I’m buying it.
If you find some, let me know...PLEASE