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    6.5x55 and n160

    What velocities are folks getting with 120gr bullets and n160 in the 6.5x55?
    More to the point... In shorter barrels ie 20-22in?
    Thanks in advance

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    I await a reply from scotspine.........
    Is there a time and place for spontaneity?

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    I was using n160 with 120 grain nosler s and getting 2770 with 47.5 grains , if you want better velocity with a short barrel use swiss rs 60 I'm currently getting 2730 fps with 140 grain gamekings that's with a sako 22inch barrel.

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    47gr n160,fed gold match primer,120gr A-max,20.5" barrel.2650fps and very accurate.Nick��.

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    Struggled with N160 in short barrels. Produced accurate loads but poor combustion lead to poor speeds. Some of the 120gr were not deer legal when chronoed. N150 gives much more predictable results but I found IMR 4350 much better or Rl17 the best.

    BE

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Struggled with N160 in short barrels. Produced accurate loads but poor combustion lead to poor speeds. Some of the 120gr were not deer legal when chronoed. N150 gives much more predictable results but I found IMR 4350 much better or Rl17 the best.

    BE
    likewise - found N160 accurate but slow (c.2500fps) in my 21" barrel and 120gn bullets. Went to N150 and got equal accuracy but around 2,750fps with 130gn - not worked up a load for 120gn yet, but expect a touch faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 View Post
    likewise - found N160 accurate but slow (c.2500fps) in my 21" barrel and 120gn bullets. Went to N150 and got equal accuracy but around 2,750fps with 130gn - not worked up a load for 120gn yet, but expect a touch faster.
    +1

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