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My Next Reloading Mission 6.5creedmore

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by gasman, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. gasman

    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    Posty came this morning with my latest offering, lovely shinny 6.5 heads and some creedmore cases, as some may know I’ve just got a new rifle chambered in this and I’ll be reloading it, so to start looking at the creed more I think it’s a very odd looking round, fat short case with a long Spitzer type bullet head, it’s going to be a great target round and possibly hunting too.

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    Shinny things :cool:

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    Starting out though the cases are new and unfired I check their mol (Length) and chamfer the openings.

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    Now I prime then, I’m using lrg rifle primers made by S&B.

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    Here you see open primed

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    Now to sit the head in the cases ,I like to make a test case ,this Obviously will have no powder or primer, it’s just for Future reference.

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    Now 15 cases primed and ready I set about adding the next Ingredients RS62 powder, I’m starting off mid way in the reloading data for RS powders with a charge comprising of 42gr , I will load 5 and the increase the weight by 1/2 a grain each load Thereafter.

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    Here I’m using the powder Trickler to get the exact amount needed.

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    Once the powder dispenser is set ,it’s just a matter of checking each load and adding more using the Trickler if needed.

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    Powder is now loaded in each case.

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    My first 6.5creedmore

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    10 more to do with two different charges I do 10 more with two more different loads, then off too the range next weekend for some testing, can’t blooming well wait :cool:
     
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    Interesting read. Thanks for taking time and trouble to upload it.
     
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    Great write up and pics Love the reloading (probably because it's almost impossible to do here in the Rep of Ireland)
     
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    had an early 6.5x54 mannlicher by w j Richards spoon handle bolt and rotary mag many years ago.. of all the rifles I have owned including a 308 norma mag it kicked like the proverbial MULE
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I've shot all my Norma 129gr now so bought some SMK's, think I'll go down the Vihtavuori N150/160 route first.
     
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    Does look awesome.
    And probably worth reloading your own on this size of caliber quite quickly.

    What's the 6.5 shell similar to??
    Is that a in between size between 243 and 308 but with what appears to be a larger powder capacity?
     
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    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    Yeah pretty much
     
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    Kind of reminds me of the 6.5-284 Norma, dabbled with that when it was all the rage in 2000, however barrel life was horrendous, really really hot loads with a 142 SMK at almost 3000FPS killing barrels in 500 rounds or so.

    Hope the Creedmoor lasts a lot longer LOL!
     
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    NCB2734 Donator

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    I've just reloaded 6.5x55 Swedish. 139gr Lapua scenar. 35gr n150.

    79mm col. 5 mm longer then standard factory
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    It's developed from the old 30 TC case but in reality you can make it out of 308, being 6.5 its in that bracket with a very high BC.
     
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    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    I had a 6.5x55 and 6.5x284, but preferred the Swede, a Tikka T3, a very accurate rifle with fairly soft recoil, good with several powders, R19, H4350, IMR4350, N150, N160, but I kept off the N500 powders. An excellent deer round with 140 grain Hornady soft points. No doubt the Creed with be as good. Have fun.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Get a 40 s&w

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    I'm considering a 6.5x284 as an F class set up. I'm expecting the barrel to last at least 800 or 900 rounds before setting it back and eeking another few hundred out of it. Hope I'm not being too optimistic about that.

    Are you shooting that one at Bisley?
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Only if I put it in a sabot through my 45/70 :rolleyes:
     
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    "I'm considering a 6.5x284 as an F class set up. I'm expecting the barrel to last at least 800 or 900 rounds before setting it back and eeking another few hundred out of it. Hope I'm not being too optimistic about that"

    We cut it open and 3-4" was toast! however as I said we were pushing them extremely hard, extractor marks on the case head and using double base VIT, the DB I'm convinced shortens barrel life due to flame temp?

    If you ran it at the normal loads you may get 800, no gain in bullet velocity is free of course!

    Personally I would always go .308 now, 2500-3000 rounds+ from the barrel, easy, cheap brass, bullets etc. etc. tried all the Ackleys and SAUMS, WSM's etc. etc.
     
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    Vit n160, 43 gns, starline brass, murom primers, 139 scenars, 26inch howa 1500, muzzle brake works lovely in mine out to 1400
    The rs is more temp stable and better with 140rdf
    Best speed was 2808 and an es of 11fps over 10 shots with vit,
    6.5 at less than 600 quickly becomes mundane, compete in the PRL if you want a challenge, I shoot at bisley at least once a month, saturday at the 200yd range we punched the centre out and had to change the target 4 times, I have never seen a more accurate bullet from a factory rifle.
     
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    Thanks guys for all the comments, I’m on the range Saturday looking forward to breaking in the barrel and maybe testing some ammo out:thumb: pics too follow :confused:
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    What glass are you topping it with?
     

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