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Thread: Best powder for 6.5 x 55

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    Best powder for 6.5 x 55

    Hi Guys

    Using norma 120 grn BT in my Sako and have really good grouping

    Reload wise any ideas on best powder Vhit keeps springing to mind, anyone got ideas or info

    Thanks
    Phil

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    In my Swede, I've been using Varget for the lighter bullets and IMR 4831 for 142gr Sierra's

    It will shoot .25 MOA groups at 100yds with the Varget and a variety of bullets up to 139gr. The IMR 4831 is pushing the 142gr Sierra's out at 2705fps (Average) and does 1000 yards without too much effort.

    Mike

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    I'm interested in this as at the weekend I picked up my 6.5x55 and yesterday some 120gn ballistic tip. I have some N150 and Varget and wondered if anyone had some successful loads using these.

    Thanks. Andy

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    I use VV N160 in my 6.5x55 with great results.
    Jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonher View Post
    I use VV N160 in my 6.5x55 with great results.
    +1. think Barnes also suggest RL 22.

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    I use Vectan Tubal 3000 behind 129gr SSTs.

    The first shot from a cold barrel is always spot on.

    Groups are sub 1/2".

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    I've found that N160 gives good results with Sierra and Hornaday bullets.

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    I use RE 19 and have developed several loads from 120g speer, 129g hornaday, 125g nosler all good but the best yet are the Barnes 120g TSX BT Wow!
    All 6.5x55 out of a styer 20" Best of luck you have a good caliber.

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    I use N160 with 140gr Amax and 120gr nosler hunting tips. Works really well. Have also tried Hodgeden SC which is good for hunting loads. Doesn't quite have the lasting power if you want to do long ranges.

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    I've given up thinking about it. Get Vit n140 branded up as TRG140 and work up a load. At 55/kilo from ITL that my kind of burn rate.

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