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    Bullet weight Ranges

    What are the common bullet weight ranges found in commercial ammunition for calibers .243, 25-06 & 6.5 x 55?

    Is it : .243 60-105grn
    25-06 85-120grns
    6.5 x 55 100-160grns
    ?

    Are these ranges further extendable by home loading?

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    Norma offered a 77 grain loading in both FMJ and Soft Point for the 6.5x55.

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    Why not look on all the ammo manufacturers websites, type in the caliber and hey presto all the info you need !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Why not look on all the ammo manufacturers websites, type in the caliber and hey presto all the info you need !
    Because not all calibers / weights are always readily available over here

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    The Norma 77 grain 6.5x55 used to be in the UK as I had some Jagdmatch 77 grn FMJ and a couple of boxes of the 77 grn SP ammunition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurf View Post
    Because not all calibers / weights are always readily available over here
    Well phone all your local RFDs and see what they stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurf View Post
    Because not all calibers / weights are always readily available over here

    Not forgetting that a rifles twist rate will suit some weights better than others !

    I think home loading is more about finding the most accurate/consistent combination for a specific rifle, based on what you want to do with it.

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    So would the idea of shooting a range of bullet weights of a certain calibre through a given barrel not really be feasible as you rightly say certain weights prefer certain twist rates. Has anyone done this to any degree of success?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurf View Post
    So would the idea of shooting a range of bullet weights of a certain calibre through a given barrel not really be feasible as you rightly say certain weights prefer certain twist rates. Has anyone done this to any degree of success?
    u can get a 75gr v max in 25 cal,they are awesome,u can make most heads shoot to a decent accuracy,is alot off loading and testing,if u have a dedicated barrel,one made to shoot a certain weight head its not so easy,most rifles prefer the heavier end in most cals.

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    There's lots of information out there regarding different combinations of bullet, brass, powder, primer, etc'. Just Google "cal & load data", for a starting point.

    My Sako 85 .243 Hunter works really well with some loads a friend worked up for me,

    87g V Max, Lapua brass, Federal 210 primers, 44.5g N160 powder.
    Nosler 90g BT, Lapua brass, Federal 210 primers, 45.5g N160 powder.

    Also think the Norma 100g SP, Lapua brass, Federal 210 primers, 44g RL22 shows promise but had a flier on the last shot. This happened a couple of times, but ran out of time to adjust the load.

    Shot by another friend at 100yds. Circles are 2"


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