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    I'm in the process of building my 6.5 Creedmoor and I have a few boxes of their 120gr AMAX factory loads, but once those are gone it to the table. I've seen a few loads on here, but they are spread out all over the place. Figured we need a spot for all of them to go. Bullets I'm interested in using are: 130/140 Berger VLD, 120/140 AMAX, 123/139 Scenars, 142 SMK, and 142 Matrix. Haven't decided powder yet, but mostly will go wth H4831sc or H4350.
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  • Originally posted by luv2hunt6 View Post
    GAP Templar Action
    26" Bartlein Barrel with APA LB Brake
    140ELD-M
    210M
    41.6 H4350 (recently found that 43.2 shoots just as well)
    SD 7.6 ES 19
    2759fps
    Group was fired at BRGC 300yd range last summer.
    What was your COAL ? Thanks.

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    • Originally posted by straightandtrue View Post

      What was your COAL ? Thanks.
      COAL is 2.8125
      Base to ogive is 2.1895

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      • What kind of jump are you guys doing on the Hornady ELD Match 140 gn?

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        • With a SAAMI spec .199 freebore Creedmoor chamber I am at 2.850" COAL at .020" off the lands with the 140 ELD-M. With the 147 ELD-M and .030" off the lands I am at 2.860".
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          • Has anyone worked with both RL-16 and RL-17 and 147 gr ELD-M's. If so which works best for you? I have a great working load for my 6.5 Creedmoor using 40.2 gr of RL-17 but it's right at the edge of pressure when shot at 80 degrees in a "warm" rifle. Barrel is 24" and speed average is 2710 fps. Accuracy is fantastic but I'm concerned about temp sensitivity.

            Am interested in RL-16 as Alliant is touting it as "Temperature Insensitive" . What experience have others here had with this bullet weight and RL-16?

            If you aren't willing to stand up for others now, who'll be left to stand up when they come for you?

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            • Sig2009, I took Rob's advice and I'm 0.020" of the lands with a 140 ELD as well. Silly accurate.

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              • Originally posted by Rob01 View Post
                With a SAAMI spec .199 freebore Creedmoor chamber I am at 2.850" COAL at .020" off the lands with the 140 ELD-M. With the 147 ELD-M and .030" off the lands I am at 2.860".
                Just took measurements with the 140 gn ELD-M in my Tikka T3. I'm at 2.890 COAL so to be .020 off lands I would have to be at 2.870. Does that seem too long? Fitting in the AICS mag is not a problem. I can have a max oal of 2.895.

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                • Originally posted by sig2009 View Post

                  Just took measurements with the 140 gn ELD-M in my Tikka T3. I'm at 2.890 COAL so to be .020 off lands I would have to be at 2.870. Does that seem too long? Fitting in the AICS mag is not a problem. I can have a max oal of 2.895.
                  I wouldn't say it's too long but seems close for a factory chamber. You have no problem fitting in the mag so no problems there.
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                  • Originally posted by Deadshot2 View Post
                    Has anyone worked with both RL-16 and RL-17 and 147 gr ELD-M's. If so which works best for you? I have a great working load for my 6.5 Creedmoor using 40.2 gr of RL-17 but it's right at the edge of pressure when shot at 80 degrees in a "warm" rifle. Barrel is 24" and speed average is 2710 fps. Accuracy is fantastic but I'm concerned about temp sensitivity.

                    Am interested in RL-16 as Alliant is touting it as "Temperature Insensitive" . What experience have others here had with this bullet weight and RL-16?
                    I have no experience with the 147 ELD-M, but I have been using RL16 since it was first released and I've used a considerable amount of RL17 before that. In my testing, RL16 proved to be VERY temp stable. While Alliant hasn't added the 6.5 Creedmoor to their recipes list yet, an email gets you their max charges for a number of target and hunting bullets. The 147 isn't listed and the closest in weight is the 142 SMK. Max charge for the 142 is 43.9 grains. Start 10% low, work your way up, find your own max, etc.

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                    • Originally posted by canezach View Post

                      . The 147 isn't listed and the closest in weight is the 142 SMK. Max charge for the 142 is 43.9 grains. Start 10% low, work your way up, find your own max, etc.
                      Thank you for the response. I'll be doing exactly as you suggested tomorrow morning With a little luck I'll hit it on the first pass.

                      If you aren't willing to stand up for others now, who'll be left to stand up when they come for you?

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                      • Originally posted by Rob01 View Post

                        I wouldn't say it's too long but seems close for a factory chamber. You have no problem fitting in the mag so no problems there.
                        Thanks Rob. Gonna load a couple tomorrow and test out.
                        What are you using for powder and charge weight for the 140's?
                        Last edited by sig2009; 05-29-2017, 07:08 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by Deadshot2

                          Thank you for the response. I'll be doing exactly as you suggested tomorrow morning With a little luck I'll hit it on the first pass.
                          I'm curious to know how it does. I just ordered a few boxes of 147 eld-m. I'll be starting with R17 because I've given up trying to find the unicorn that is H4350.

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