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Link Posted: 11/21/2018 7:02:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By right_rudder:
Anybody got a recipe for hornady 147gr and RE16 for a gas gun?

ive been running my standard 42.3 RE16 but interested in what others are running in a gas gun with these components.
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I run 42.6, with the 143's at mag length, and 42.6 as well with the 147's in AI mag-length for the RPR.  Beware - that's hot.

As far as I can tell H's 147 and 143 are the same external dimensions, but I suspect the 143 is lighter due to a thicker copper jacket for the hunting application.  So they both have the same bearing surface and seating behavior, and the 143 pressure isn't going to be that much less than the 147.  And on that note, 42.6 is pretty much the max charge of Re16 I can get into a Hornady casing, before the seating steam starts deforming the bullet.  Other brand casings like Alpha and Lapua, won't be able to do it.  I have to drop almost 2.5 gr of powder when using Alfa, because it just won't fit.

And on a final note, 42.6 gr is pretty hot.  That's somewhere around 2750 fps in a 24" RPR, and moving strong in a 20" AR10 as well.  Primers are pretty flat, head-smear hint's starting to show up, and a little dimple extrusion back into the firing-pin channel.  I wouldn't go any hotter, and in reality, 42.3 is probably a more reasonable load.  It's just in my tests, 42.6 seemed to be where it singed the best for me, and got me the uber-velocity I was wanting.

This guy went all the way up to 43, though I don't know how he got it to fit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQViK-L2KU8
Link Posted: 11/21/2018 7:18:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lazyengineer:

I run 42.6, with the 143's at mag length, and 42.6 as well with the 147's in AI mag-length for the RPR.  Beware - that's hot.

As far as I can tell H's 147 and 143 are the same external dimensions, but I suspect the 143 is lighter due to a thicker copper jacket for the hunting application.  So they both have the same bearing surface and seating behavior, and the 143 pressure isn't going to be that much less than the 147.  And on that note, 42.6 is pretty much the max charge of Re16 I can get into a Hornady casing, before the seating steam starts deforming the bullet.  Other brand casings like Alpha and Lapua, won't be able to do it.  I have to drop almost 2.5 gr of powder when using Alfa, because it just won't fit.

And on a final note, 42.6 gr is pretty hot.  That's somewhere around 2750 fps in a 24" RPR, and moving strong in a 20" AR10 as well.  Primers are pretty flat, head-smear hint's starting to show up, and a little dimple extrusion back into the firing-pin channel.  I wouldn't go any hotter, and in reality, 42.3 is probably a more reasonable load.  It's just in my tests, 42.6 seemed to be where it singed the best for me, and got me the uber-velocity I was wanting.

This guy went all the way up to 43, though I don't know how he got it to fit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQViK-L2KU8
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Thanks. I run 42.3 in my bolt guns and wasn't aware it was that hot. Looks to be 1.3grs under max from what I've seen.
Link Posted: 12/30/2018 7:41:34 PM EDT
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quick side note...
Does Starline anneal their 6.5CM brass?  I just bought 100 and can't see where they anneal. If so they must have polished it out. brass tarnishes real quick also.
Anybody have experience with the Starline brass?

Also has anyone worked up some good loads or had any success with Hogden Superformance powder?

Looks like most folks are using H4350.  The superformance is $5-$6 cheaper a pounds where I'm at.
Link Posted: 12/30/2018 10:49:24 PM EDT
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Data dump: some load development for a PSA PA-65 20" BBL AR.  My goal was to find budget 6.5CM loads that would shoot; and if possible, do so with cheap light bullets and budget AR15/.223 speed powders.   Goal is sub MOA, but the barrel is new and still being broken in, and these tests were done using a WalMart scope, and shot so fast the mirage was moving the target around due to barrel heat; probably capable of better than reported here.

Factory ammo:
Fed 140 gr Non-Typical: 1.0 MOA (0.36 MOA MR) 2618 fps
Fed 140 gr Fusion: 1.3 MOA (0.3 MR) 2614 fps

Premium bullet and powder: Hornady 143gr ELD hunting bullet
42.6 gr Re16 : 1.2 MOA (0.4 MR) 2707 fps (hot load)

Premium light bullet with budget AR15 speed powder: Hornady 95 gr V-MAX hunting bullet
40.5 gr IMR4064: 0.7 MOA (0.3 MR) 2950 fps (nice! but some shoulder smear)
41.7 gr IMR4064: 1.0 MOA (0.4 MR) 3037 fps (P looks fine, but shoulder smear from ejection)
42.6 gr MP530 : 1.4 MOA (0.6 MR) 2873 fps
43.1 gr MP530 : 1.2 MOA (0.4 MR) 2905 fps

Budget heavy bullet, with cheap powders - Speer 140 gr spitzer SP reloads
35.8 gr IMR4064 : 1.8 MOA (0.6 MR) 2505 fps
36.5 gr IMR4064 : 1.7 MOA (0.7MR) 2553 fps
36.0 gr MP530 : 2.3 MOA (0.9 MR) 2454 fps
37.5 gr MP530 : 1.8 MOA (0.6 MR) 2538
(Conclusion, this bullet with this powder doesn't really work)

Budget bullet, with cheap powder - Speer 90 gr TNT bullet - load purpose being absolute lowest cost 6.5 CM ammo for consuming AR15 speed powders: reloaded cost = 29 cents/round)
41.8 gr MP530 : 1.6 MOA (0.7 MR) 3094 fps (odd velocity result)
42.4 gr MP530 : 1.4 MOA (0.6 MR) ----
42.8 gr MP530 : 1.8 MOA (0.6 MR) 2935 fps
43.2 gr MP530 : 1.2 MOA (0.5 MR) 3061 fps (not bad)
39.5 gr ARCOMP : 1.3 MOA (0.5 MR) 2905 fps (shoulders hit during ejection and smeared)
42.3 gr ARCOMP : 1.1 MOA (0.4 MR) 3317 fps (WOAH, too hot - shoulders hit hard)
40.0 gr IMR4064 : 1.5 MOA (0.6 MR) 2818 fps
42.0 gr IMR4064 : 1.6 MOA (0.6 MR) 3038 fps
(Conclusion: we can make this work. Near 1 MOA plinking ammo for 30 cents.)[/color]
Link Posted: 1/3/2019 1:48:33 PM EDT
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I'm looking for semi auto loads, it would be nice if we had a separate thread

Specifically around Ballistic Advantage Premium barrel, Aero receiver and BCG
Link Posted: 1/3/2019 3:04:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I'm looking for semi auto loads, it would be nice if we had a separate thread

Specifically around Ballistic Advantage Premium barrel, Aero receiver and BCG
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140 eld-m’s, 41.4-4.16gr H4350, Fed210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1945
142 SMK, 41.4gr H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.2085
130 AR Hybrid, 42.1 H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1850

All of those loads have gone sub .6moa in 3 BA 22” barrels. But, as always, work up safely for your barrel.
Link Posted: 1/3/2019 11:14:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: billyhill] [#7]
Any love for the  107gr SMK? Thought I was getting 140s but grabbed the wrong box. Figured some low recoil loads for the boy might not be a bad idea.
Link Posted: 1/4/2019 7:25:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SuperJlarge:
140 eld-m’s, 41.4-4.16gr H4350, Fed210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1945
142 SMK, 41.4gr H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.2085
130 AR Hybrid, 42.1 H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1850

All of those loads have gone sub .6moa in 3 BA 22” barrels. But, as always, work up safely for your barrel.
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Originally Posted By SuperJlarge:
Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I'm looking for semi auto loads, it would be nice if we had a separate thread

Specifically around Ballistic Advantage Premium barrel, Aero receiver and BCG
140 eld-m’s, 41.4-4.16gr H4350, Fed210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1945
142 SMK, 41.4gr H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.2085
130 AR Hybrid, 42.1 H4350, Fed 210, Hornady brass. BTO 2.1850

All of those loads have gone sub .6moa in 3 BA 22” barrels. But, as always, work up safely for your barrel.
Those loads work well out of my Kreiger as well (41.6 under 140eldm, 41.4 under 142smk).  I do load the 130 bergers at 42.5gr H4350.
Link Posted: 1/15/2019 10:36:27 AM EDT
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AR10 18” Criterion SS barrel

130 Sierra Game Changer
Hornady Brass
CCI BR2 primers
43.1 grains of IMR 4451
2.790” OACL

Sub MOA at 100 yards and 13 out of 15 hits at 750 yards on a 3/4 scale steel silloutte.
Link Posted: 1/15/2019 11:21:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Crazyhorse26:
AR10 18” Criterion SS barrel

130 Sierra Game Changer
Hornady Brass
CCI BR2 primers
43.1 grains of IMR 4451
2.790” OACL

Sub MOA at 100 yards and 13 out of 15 hits at 750 yards on a 3/4 scale steel silloutte.
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Have you shot any animals with the Game Changer yet?
Link Posted: 2/24/2019 5:06:45 PM EDT
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Picking up a 6.5 predator tomorrow, so tag.

Txl
Link Posted: 2/24/2019 5:22:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TxLewis:
Picking up a 6.5 predator tomorrow, so tag.

Txl
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I ordered an ultimate upper kit on New Years Eve but it hasn't shipped yet.
How long did you have to wait for yours?
Link Posted: 2/24/2019 8:19:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: rob78] [#13]
I'm hesitant to put this one on here, but I assume most folks know to work up to a load.

This is a warm handload.

42.9gr of RL16
142SMK
Hornady brass, necks turned
210m primer
.015 off lands
2.81" COAL

2,890fps , SD=6
Link Posted: 2/24/2019 10:31:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rob78:
I'm hesitant to put this one on here, but I assume most folks know to work up to a load.

This is a warm handload.

42.9gr of RL16
Hornady brass, necks turned
210m primer
.015 off lands
2.81" COAL

2,890fps , SD=6
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Bullet?
Link Posted: 2/25/2019 7:19:17 PM EDT
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142gr sierra match king HPBT #1742
Hornady brass
Federal gold metal match large rifle primers
42gr H4350
OAL 2.8
about 1/2" at 100yd out of my Savage 10 Ashbury
Link Posted: 2/25/2019 11:24:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ironmaker:
Bullet?
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Originally Posted By Ironmaker:
Originally Posted By rob78:
I'm hesitant to put this one on here, but I assume most folks know to work up to a load.

This is a warm handload.

42.9gr of RL16
Hornady brass, necks turned
210m primer
.015 off lands
2.81" COAL

2,890fps , SD=6
Bullet?
@Ironmaker
Sorry, 142smk
Link Posted: 3/2/2019 6:58:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gage:

I ordered an ultimate upper kit on New Years Eve but it hasn't shipped yet.
How long did you have to wait for yours?
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Lolz. Grabagun said in stock.
Yeah, in their warehouse.  I live 30 min from storefront.
So, in 3-5 days it should be at store.

It's the Ruger American Predator in 6.5

Txl
Link Posted: 3/4/2019 1:13:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I'm looking for semi auto loads, it would be nice if we had a separate thread

Specifically around Ballistic Advantage Premium barrel, Aero receiver and BCG
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40.0 gr H4350 and a 142 Nosler accubond LR make tiny groups out of my JP barreled AR 10
Link Posted: 3/5/2019 5:56:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoeMal:
I'm looking for semi auto loads, it would be nice if we had a separate thread

Specifically around Ballistic Advantage Premium barrel, Aero receiver and BCG
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45 gr H4831SC using same exact components. Refer to my earlier post
Link Posted: 5/20/2019 5:14:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HaveBlue83:
1:8 savage 10fcp-SR box mag. 1 week old. approx 25rnds down the pipe.

Hnady 130gr ELD-M38.0gr Varget2.800 OAL 2750 fps consistant

good groups. should get me to 1200 just fine and wont wear out the barrel like 2900fps will.

just used what i saw here and what i had on hand. thx guys! going to 1000yd range this weekend.
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I got a 6.5 creedmoor M1A this weekend....1/8 twist, 22" barrel. Since my (ABOVE STATED) handloads were on the lighter side for a bolt gun, I used them to break it in and group. ZERO issues. I have taken it out to 580yds so far. I am on irons only right now, but MAN does it shoot! my best group was 1.25" @100yds (front and real bag setup, prone), which for irons is really great for me. I don't think I am going to mess with the load until after I get a scope on it.

I AM SEEING 2660 FPS IN THE M1A WITH THIS LOAD.

I was able to put a few layers of electrical tape on the sharp corner on the charging handle where the brass gets dented, and now my brass looks fine. I am now OVER 50rnds through it and I see no signs of abuse, and the load shoots fine.
Link Posted: 5/28/2019 10:17:26 PM EDT
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Anybody use hornady 147s and H4350?

How do you like it?
Link Posted: 5/29/2019 9:36:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/29/2019 10:04:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Anybody use hornady 147s and H4350?

How do you like it?
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I like it so far.  40.5 gr of H4350 with an OAL of 2.805" and WLR primer gets me 2650 fps out of my RPR and .5 MOA, 5 round groups.  Still playing with it.
Link Posted: 5/29/2019 1:09:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/29/2019 2:18:43 PM EDT
[#25]
Not yet..
Link Posted: 8/26/2019 12:17:11 AM EDT
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@mustb123

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Originally Posted By mustb123:

Pretty common winner. My Tikka likes them in Alpha brass. 10 shot groups in the .4-.7moa range. It holds 1 moa out to 1k.

Maybe after a couple more k rounds I’ll replace the factory barrel and see if it will shoot then?
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This is the exact combination (Alpha Brass & 147gr ELD match) that I am looking to try in my Tikka.  Alpha brass is quite heavy and I haven't tried the 147s before in any other rifles.  Alpha says to back off your normal load by 3-4grs of powder!...but I don't have a "normal" load yet since I haven't ever used the 147s.  Do you mind sharing where you're at with respect to Powder Charge and COAL (and velocity if you have an idea)?  I will of course back off and work up in my rifle etc.  But a ballpark idea of where to look closely would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/26/2019 12:40:59 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: newBMowner] [#28]
Awesome...thank you very much @mustb123
Link Posted: 9/2/2019 11:42:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: newBMowner] [#29]
@VooDoo3dfx

Thanks again to @mustb123 for helping me get a ballpark on where to look!

Since I had a hard time finding any data on the combination I was planning to try I am going to attempt to put together what I discovered while loading Hornady 147gr ELD Match bullets with Alpha Brass*, and H4350.

*Alpha brass is heavier than other brass (and from what I've read doesn’t really show typical pressure signs), and the folks at Alpha suggested that I start off 3-4grs low on the powder and work up using a chronograph.  Since I had never used the 147s before (or any of Alpha's brass) I couldn’t do this... and just had to start way low and work up.

Here is the data I gathered.  Maybe it can be useful to others.  As always…start low and use the usual precautions.

Rifle: Tikka T3X Tac A1 (24" barrel) w/YHM M2
Brass: Alpha (LR Primer 6.5CM)
Primer: Fed 210M
Powder: H4350
Bullet: Hornady 147gr ELD Match
COL: 2.920” (~0.01” off the lands in my rifle)
Temp: 85-89 deg F

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The following velocities were measured ~10ft from the muzzle.  Most were an average of 4 shots at the specified powder charges, but on some of the low and high charges I just loaded a single round in order to get a ballpark of where the velocity was headed.

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Not that this matters to anyone else since it is from my specific rifle, but here is what the Optimal Charge Weight spacing for these 10 groups looks like as the increasing powder charges march up the paper:
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 Between 9 & 10 is where I'm going to look next...
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As a reference, I also chronographed 3rds of Factory Hornady 147gr ELD Match Ammo in my rifle --> 2653, 2692, and 2705 = Avg: 2683 fps
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Link Posted: 9/21/2019 10:42:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By newBMowner:
@mustb123

This is the exact combination (Alpha Brass & 147gr ELD match) that I am looking to try in my Tikka.  Alpha brass is quite heavy and I haven't tried the 147s before in any other rifles.  Alpha says to back off your normal load by 3-4grs of powder!...but I don't have a "normal" load yet since I haven't ever used the 147s.  Do you mind sharing where you're at with respect to Powder Charge and COAL (and velocity if you have an idea)?  I will of course back off and work up in my rifle etc.  But a ballpark idea of where to look closely would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Bartlein barreled RPR 100 yards
147 ELD-M 2.810"
39.0 gr H-4350
Alpha brass
Fed 210 M

Damn 5th round flier opened the group up to .300"

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Link Posted: 9/23/2019 12:27:31 AM EDT
[#31]
RL 16 42.7 gr
140 gr ELD 2.825 (BTO 2.196)
ES 3-5
2719 fps
1/2 MOA

LR308 platform, 20" Proof Research barrel.
Link Posted: 10/29/2019 9:19:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/28/2019 5:02:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/28/2019 6:05:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/30/2020 5:49:43 PM EDT
[#35]
Anybody running a Bergara B14 Ridge?  I'm hoping to find the best starting point in load development.  I'm just getting into reloading, and if anyone has suggest a starting load recipe, I'd appreciate any input you have.
Link Posted: 1/31/2020 12:01:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By quietm4:
Anybody running a Bergara B14 Ridge?  I'm hoping to find the best starting point in load development.  I'm just getting into reloading, and if anyone has suggest a starting load recipe, I'd appreciate any input you have.
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The benefit of the 6.5 Creedmoor (and other more recent cartridges) is that the SAAMI reamers are all setup correctly, thus there's very few 'custom' chambers floating around out there for the 6.5CM.

I'd guess just about any 140 class bullet, Lapua/Alpha brass, and ~40.5gr of H4350 would be a great starting point. You'll probably end up tuned in on powder somewhere around the 41-41.5gr area. I'd start at .020" off to find the powder node, then start it .005 off and work back in .003" increments until you hit ~.040" off.

You'll find something that bugholes them.
Link Posted: 1/31/2020 2:25:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SuperDutyMikeMc:

The benefit of the 6.5 Creedmoor (and other more recent cartridges) is that the SAAMI reamers are all setup correctly, thus there's very few 'custom' chambers floating around out there for the 6.5CM.

I'd guess just about any 140 class bullet, Lapua/Alpha brass, and ~40.5gr of H4350 would be a great starting point. You'll probably end up tuned in on powder somewhere around the 41-41.5gr area. I'd start at .020" off to find the powder node, then start it .005 off and work back in .003" increments until you hit ~.040" off.

You'll find something that bugholes them.
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That's what I was thinking as well...most videos I can find online show the best groups at 40.5-41.5 gr, H4350 seems to be the preferred powder.  I know 140 ELD-M is a good bullet, but I also plan to try out the 143 and the new 130 hybrids, just to be sure.

Is there anyone online who sells sample packs, or some qty smaller than 100 bullets?  Maybe 50 or less?  I know 100 is very expensive, but I'd rather not have to load/shoot through 80 rounds that I know don't shoot very well.
Link Posted: 1/31/2020 11:19:19 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/8/2020 8:29:52 PM EDT
[#39]
Hornady brass, Federal 210M, 140 ELD 43.4-43.6 grains RL16.  2830-2850 fps depending on powder lot #.

Same components with `147 grain ELD, 42.7 grains RL16, 2750 fps.

Both shoot 0.55-0.6 MOA at 500 and 1000 yards ES if I do my part.

Note,, this is with a Tikka T3X CTR which has a very long throat. OCL 2.895-2.900.
Link Posted: 2/8/2020 9:42:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/12/2020 2:11:12 PM EDT
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Is anyone using the 144 grain Berger yet?

I have some loaded up w RL 16 but have not chronographed them yet.

I am curious if they will be more like a 140 or 147?

they appear to be more of a secant ogive than the ELD even though they are listed as a hybrid.

In my rifle I dont jam the lands until 3.0145 inch.  (The Tikka has a long throat).  I can seat out to 2.9 or even 2.920 but thats still a lot of jump.  More like a Nosler RDF than an ELD for sure.
Link Posted: 2/12/2020 2:44:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/19/2020 8:06:54 PM EDT
[#44]
Any Staball data...Hope I didn't screw up ordering 8 pounds....Could not find any 4350 or RL16...And hope this will give good results
Link Posted: 3/19/2020 8:48:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By YoteSlayer69:
Any Staball data...Hope I didn't screw up ordering 8 pounds....Could not find any 4350 or RL16...And hope this will give good results
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I’m starting to work into a good group.

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140g Hornady ELDm
Federal once fired brass
Federal primer
43.1g StaBall 6.5
2735 av FPS
ES:16 SD:8.1
Link Posted: 3/19/2020 8:54:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By esa17:

I’m starting to work into a good group.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/232306/EE250574-396D-4960-BBA6-69F24D37E82A_jpe-1323619.JPG
140g Hornady ELDm
Federal once fired brass
Federal primer
43.1g StaBall 6.5
2735 av FPS
ES:16 SD:8.1
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Awesome! Gives me hope I have some Hornady ELD's as well. Will be giving it a try.
Link Posted: 3/19/2020 9:25:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By YoteSlayer69:

Awesome! Gives me hope I have some Hornady ELD's as well. Will be giving it a try.
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It didn't like the ELDx loadup I tried but that could have been neck tension or COAL.
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 4:05:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By divermedic68:
My loadings that are a small cluster (.389" groupings) at 107 yards.



Hornandy match brass FL sized

Trimmed to 1.910

CCI LRP

42.9gr of IMR 4451

Hornandy 143gr ELD-X projectile.

2770 fps out of a 24" 1/8 twist savage barrel.

Load is nice and warm. Please load up to this loading.
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I read through this thread about a dozen times and missed this load every time till today.

I loaded in hornady brass, 2.920" oal (.020" off the lands) and worked up to 42.9 gr. Shot a .54" group.

My velocity was around 2720 fps as I have a 22" barrel on my TC Compass rifle.
Link Posted: 4/8/2020 1:50:36 PM EDT
[#49]
I know it has been a while but midsouth sells sample packs of Hornady and their "match monsters"
Link Posted: 4/9/2020 6:25:34 PM EDT
[#50]
Anyone have some pet loads for 123 gr bullets?

I have a bunch of Nosler CC 123 gr HPBT that I bought for my Grendel.  I don't shoot the Grendel much so I thought I would try some through my Creedmoor.  These would be shot through a RPR.
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