Do any of you use Nolser Partition 125 grain in your 6.5 x 55 for a Tikka T3. I am going to load some up with N160 next week but the nearest bullet on Vihtavouris data is 123 grain so will start at the lowest load for that bullet..which is 41.5 grain then work up to 45.1 if all ok. Have any of you done this and was all ok??
At present I use Pro hunters in 120 grain and use 49 grain of N160, which from what I have seen on here is a grain or two more than many others use ( but within Vihtavuoris limits ) but I have had no problems with exessive pressure and works superb.
Also I bought an OAL gauge as I wanted to seat the bullet off the lands but found that the bullet ended up away from the lands..I am told it is because 6.5 x 55 calibre is deep throated due to the fact it can take 150 grain bullets too? Is this correct?
Any suggestions as to seating the bullet in this instance...should I just seat it the size of the round itself...ie 6.5 mm ( which I am told is a rule of thumb ) and work back into the case from there....hope all this makes sense.