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Posted: 12/17/2017 8:22:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: Zhukov]
Can we get a sticky for 6.5 Grendel loads please?

<Changed title to make this the official thread - Z>
brownells
Link Posted: 12/17/2017 8:50:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: myitinaw] [#1]
Harumph!

With the popularity of the cartridge,
it does make sense.
Link Posted: 12/17/2017 8:56:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/17/2017 11:36:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AeroE:
That's like putting up loads for .30-30 Win or 7.62X39 ammo.
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Link Posted: 12/18/2017 1:24:12 PM EST
[#4]
6.5 Load Data Thread

Try above link.
Link Posted: 12/18/2017 9:06:19 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/19/2017 5:50:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/23/2017 1:32:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AeroE:

I probably should have added a smiley, I was pulling your leg.
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No worries, I have a working sarcasm meter.

I'll have some loads to publish tomorrow. Taking the new Grendel out.
Link Posted: 12/23/2017 4:30:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/23/2017 10:48:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I changed the title of this thread, marked it "do not archive", and put a link in the tacked thread at the top of the page.
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Thank you very much Sir.

Merry Christmas!!!
Link Posted: 1/5/2018 9:34:29 PM EST
[#10]
My go to load lately has been:
123gr SMK
28gr of TAC
Seat at 2.25
Small rifle BR primers in Hornady brass.
I have slightly better accuracy with 27.5 grs and the slower velocity, but I I don't mind losing .2 MOA to gain the FPS for banging steel at 800y.

I'm also a fan of the 123 gr Scenar over 28gr of 8208 XBR, seated at 2.26". I sometimes have trouble finding the scenars in stock though.
Link Posted: 1/6/2018 11:14:04 AM EST
[#11]
I haven't seen a barrel yet that doesn't like 27.6gr of AR Comp under some flavor of 123gr bullet.

20" Proof Research carbon fiber barrel
Hornady once fired brass
CCI #41 primer
123gr Lapua Scenar loaded to 2.260 COAL (1.721 off Hornady ogive gauge)
27.6gr AR COMP
2485-fps ES:10 SD: 4.5 over 10 shots

10 shot groups are around .6 consistently for me at 100 yards
Link Posted: 5/10/2018 10:57:59 PM EST
[#12]
123 gr ELD
28.4 gr IMR 8208 XBR
C.O.L 2.28 barely fit in the mag
0.3 MOA (couple 3 shot one hole groups)
2485 fps
ES 8

AR 18" Ballistic Advantage barrel
Link Posted: 6/21/2020 7:14:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: Hawkeye29] [#13]
95 gr. VMAX
30.1gr. Win 748
Hornady virgin brass
Rem 7.5 Small Rifle Bench Rest Primers
2524fps (seemed slow) 2.4 SD
18” Lilja Barrel

.5 min 3 shot group at 100yds.
Link Posted: 6/26/2020 8:28:01 AM EST
[#14]
From my 18" SS PSA Upper:

28 grains of 8208 XBR
123 ELD-M
2525 fps
0.6" repeatable

28 grain of 8208 XBR
123 Sierra Match King
2540 fps
0.55" repeatable

Place holder for CFE-223

Place Holder for AR_Comp

I stated repeatable since I choose not to cherry pick a single "best" group and declare my loads as half moa. I have repeated these groups in similar conditions more than 3 times. My velocities are a bit higher than most. Could be the barrel, could be that I live at 6,000 ASL and routinely shoot at 8-10k ASL.
Link Posted: 9/7/2020 8:47:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: Happy2shoot] [#15]
130gr Berger hybrid OTM

Hornady case

FGMM AR

VARGET 24.4gr

COL 2.244


Link Posted: 9/7/2020 8:50:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: Happy2shoot] [#16]
107gr Sierra TMK

Hornady case

FGMM AR

IMR XBR 8208 28.8gr

COL 2.260

Link Posted: 9/14/2020 7:28:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Brosome:
I haven't seen a barrel yet that doesn't like 27.6gr of AR Comp under some flavor of 123gr bullet.

20" Proof Research carbon fiber barrel
Hornady once fired brass
CCI #41 primer
123gr Lapua Scenar loaded to 2.260 COAL (1.721 off Hornady ogive gauge)
27.6gr AR COMP
2485-fps ES:10 SD: 4.5 over 10 shots

10 shot groups are around .6 consistently for me at 100 yards
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Anyone have a good load for 129 gr. SST using AR comp, TAC or 8208xbr? Those are my main powders, I do have a few others available.
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