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I dont have a man bun so no Creeedmo, but Ive had a 3rd round impact at 2345 with my x47. Dont ask me to repeat that
every day tho ; ) .
 

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I dont have a man bun so no Creeedmo, but Ive had a 3rd round impact at 2345 with my x47. Dont ask me to repeat that
every day tho ; ) .
That's epic man can you provide rifle and load data please? I'm slowly working my 47l out to ELR ranges.
 

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I’m working on growing out my man bun and take my 6.5CM to 1000 relatively often. Had it to 1200 without issue. I don’t shoot that often- maybe 3 times a year at steel.
 
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Geno C.

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You wouldn’t need the bun if you shot the 6.5-55 instead of the Creed... 😝

My 260 goes to 1750 any time it’s available. Ain’t scared to take some pokes at 2k either
 

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That's epic man can you provide rifle and load data please? I'm slowly working my 47l out to ELR ranges.
39.2 of AR2209 under a 130 AR Hybrid. Bout 45 Mils up, had to zoom out and use bottom of reticle. Shot
off a tripod with a bacon sandwich in one hand. I was bored waiting for my mates set up to shoot a new
prototype cartridge, so I told them to get some ears on while I had a plink with the 47,. Even with only
200 lbs of energy left at target, it still activated the Magentospeed fhit indicator.

In any decent kind of wind though, my hit percentage drops fast over 1250 (meters) or so.
 
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I’ve shot my 260 to a bit over 1700 and would happily go for more in decent conditions.


Some go much further.
 
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I live in NW AZ so i have 3000 plus yard to shoot all the time. I shoot my 6.5cm out to 1800 when i have a spotter. The round is capable of more but its very hard to your splash when you miss or even hits.
 

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My 6.5 creedmoor is regularly shot out to 1200+ yards. Farthest I've ever shot (and successfully made an impact) was 2,200 yards. Have made first and second round hits on numerous occasions at 1700-1900 yards.

A lot of the really far shooting listed above was done with factory Hornady 140 AMAX ammo, before I reloaded. Now that I reloaded, I use the following recipe:

- 43.5 grains H4350
- Lapua brass
- 140 Berger hybrids
- CCI BR4's

That load is shoots around 2830 fps with an SD of ~5. Farthest I shot with it was 1,400 yards in a PRS match, and got a first round hit at that distance.
 
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39.2 of AR2209 under a 130 AR Hybrid. Bout 45 Mils up, had to zoom out and use bottom of reticle. Shot
off a tripod with a bacon sandwich in one hand. I was bored waiting for my mates set up to shoot a new
prototype cartridge, so I told them to get some ears on while I had a plink with the 47,. Even with only
200 lbs of energy left at target, it still activated the Magentospeed fhit indicator.

In any decent kind of wind though, my hit percentage drops fast over 1250 (meters) or so.
Awsome stuff, pretty light load too!!!!
 

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^^ Yes quite mild load, very easy to shoot unbraked from any position. Great brass and barrel life is the main
reason, besides great groups. Usually bring a smaller caliber along on ELR days just for fun.
 

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You guys must have better places to shoot because I have trouble spotting 180+ grain bullets at a mile. I want to try this new saum barrel but I know there is no way I will see the misses. Some guys have dusted the ground with lime or flour to try to hell out where I go.
 

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As I am sure you know, a large part of that will be where you are shooting... ie. sea level on the East Coast, versus somewhere like Wyoming or in other higher elevation areas, or off of mountain peaks into valleys.

And then of course there is consistently hitting versus lobbing the round and hoping God does not move the wind enough to push the bullet a different direction.

Shot factory 6.5 PRC and consistently hit at 1,400 yards. At 1,600 when the round went back subsonic and winds coming from 3 different valleys it really was a lot of luck. (Texas)
 

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The longest confirmed hits were at 1760 yds.
I’m very regularly making 1200 with mine. Shooting an AI AT with a DMRLLC 26” Bartlein blank.
I shoot factory Hornady 140 ELD-M. They leave my muzzle at 2817, and stay supersonic until just past 1500 with the right conditions.
 

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I'm still waiting on a barrel for 6.5 PRC but after reading the above am concerned if the Creedmoor man bun requirement has a corollary for PRC.

I hope not as my bald head will not comply.
 

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Limiting myself to a 10 round mag, if the wind isn't too bad I've been able to put up 5 consecutive hits at 1,550 yards on a 24" plate with both 130g Bergers and 140g ELD-M's. Longest has been 1 mile with 2 consecutive hits from a 10 round mag. Both of those targets at about 2,200 ft in elevation and 27.9 baro pressure.
 

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1441 is my longest hit so far, but i have 1650yrd~ available to me, and with a tower, a mile plus. I'm excited to push it out to a mile.
 

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Anyone having success with 6.5 PRC handloads? I've tried Retumbo and saw ejector marks on the case heads with loads that were 1.5 grains under max. Primers looked fine, but the load is obviously over pressure if it's marking cases. I want to try RL-26 and was curious if anyone else is using it with any success. Currently shooting a Christiansen MPR that gives me 1/2 moa at 100 yards with factory Hornady 147 gr. ELD-M, so it's not the rifle. BTW, I got the shirt, but no skinny jeans for 73 year old butts! Thanks.
 

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Anyone having success with 6.5 PRC handloads? I've tried Retumbo and saw ejector marks on the case heads with loads that were 1.5 grains under max. Primers looked fine, but the load is obviously over pressure if it's marking cases. I want to try RL-26 and was curious if anyone else is using it with any success. Currently shooting a Christiansen MPR that gives me 1/2 moa at 100 yards with factory Hornady 147 gr. ELD-M, so it's not the rifle. BTW, I got the shirt, but no skinny jeans for 73 year old butts! Thanks.
What are the specs of your throat and the distance you load the bullet to the lands? Also, something to consider is, the PMC case is small enough it doesn’t need to be ignited by a magnum primer.
 

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What are the specs of your throat and the distance you load the bullet to the lands? Also, something to consider is, the PMC case is small enough it doesn’t need to be ignited by a magnum primer.
Thanks so much for your reply. Bullets are .02" off the lands and I'm not using magnum primers because, as you pointed out, that lovely short and fat case burns powder pretty efficiently. I'm pretty sure Retumbo is a tad too slow, hence the long pressure curve at ignition. As soon as I can locate some Reloder 26 I'll load some up and share the results. Additionally, the next lot will be full length resized, instead of neck sizing only. Thanks again for your response.