Having used the search , there are a few topics on this already, but no clear answer that I can see.
I shoot a Tikka T3 6.5x55SE and am just getting into reloading. I will be using the 120 grain Sierra Prohunters and the N160 powder, but where to start?
The following is the data I have found from the bullet manufacturer and the powder manufacturer.
Min Powder Load Max Powder Load Sierra Data for 120grain Pro Hunter 41.5 46.6 Vhitavouri Data 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser for 120 grain HPBT 45.8 50.7 Vhitavouri Data 6.5x55 SKAN for 120grain bullet 43.8 47.4
I'm confused where to start as the max load from Sierra is 46.6 (which is the same for the 120 grain HPBT), yet the powder manufacturers data recommends a max load of 50.7 for the same bullet?
I appreciate that every rifle is different and working up to a safe load checking for pressure signs is the way forward, but would like to be comfortable in both my starting and potential end points.
found a link to the sierra data online