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Thread: Sauer 202 6.5x55SE Reloading

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    Sauer 202 6.5x55SE Reloading

    Hi folks, is anyone out there using this rifle model & cartridge have any reload guidance in particular with a Hornady 120gn AMax & Vit. N160 propellant.

    Maybe you've had good success with a different propellant, N550/N560 or other?

    I have seen what's in the Lapua/Vit data but wondered if anyone had some specific tested load data they'd be prepared to share?
    ATB
    Last edited by deeangeo; 17-02-2013 at 12:32.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeangeo View Post
    Hi folks, is anyone out there using this rifle model & cartridge have any reload guidance in particular with a Hornady 120gn AMax & Vit. N160 propellant.

    Maybe you've had good success with a different propellant, N550/N560 or other?

    I have seen what's in the Lapua/Vit data but wondered if anyone had some specific tested load data they'd be prepared to share?
    ATB
    i used to use 46gn N160 and 45gn N560 with 120gn barnes TTSX if that helps

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    Thanks leec6.5 - as they say, every little bit helps. Cheers
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeangeo View Post
    Hi folks, is anyone out there using this rifle model & cartridge have any reload guidance in particular with a Hornady 120gn AMax & Vit. N160 propellant.

    Maybe you've had good success with a different propellant, N550/N560 or other?

    I have seen what's in the Lapua/Vit data but wondered if anyone had some specific tested load data they'd be prepared to share?
    ATB
    Deango old buddy, I thought you were proper man with a 25-06. I didnt know you have a girlie calibre aswell..


    nutty

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    45 grn i used and kept the speed down my 202 dont like 120 s but when i use 129 or 140 its shoots through a japs eye at 100mtr.
    2506 Nutty not a girlie claibre but defo for Gays,

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttyspaniel View Post
    Deango old buddy, I thought you were proper man with a 25-06. I didnt know you have a girlie calibre aswell.. nutty
    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    2506 Nutty not a girlie claibre but defo for Gays,
    Ooooh you boys can cut it to the quick...thanks guys, the load is for a good friend who's just bought one of these Sauer 202 jobbies. Very nice piece of kit, but I need to do the loads for him & with the least fuss I can manage to achieve the accuracy & vel. he wants.

    I'm sure in the fulness of time I'll get to the 140gn bullets, but right now I need to deal with the 120's.
    Cheers, ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeangeo View Post
    Ooooh you boys can cut it to the quick...thanks guys, the load is for a good friend who's just bought one of these Sauer 202 jobbies. Very nice piece of kit, but I need to do the loads for him & with the least fuss I can manage to achieve the accuracy & vel. he wants.

    I'm sure in the fulness of time I'll get to the 140gn bullets, but right now I need to deal with the 120's.
    Cheers, ATB

    Ok mate you have man status back...

    Dont listen to that 8point chappy he knows squat...


    nutty

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    My 202 doesn't like 120's much either. I'd stick with the 140's. 42.5 gn N160 with hornady 140 gn SST set at 20 thou off lands which is a COL of 79.5mm (on my rifle). Gives me 3/4" group. It would do better if a decent marksman behind the rifle. Always on the money and gives me the confidence for head/neck shots out to 150 yds. (with suitable support of course).
    If you find a 120 gn bullet which works well I'd be interested.
    Remember to work your loads up, I take no responsibility for the load given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmaster View Post
    My 202 doesn't like 120's much either. I'd stick with the 140's. 42.5 gn N160 with hornady 140 gn SST set at 20 thou off lands which is a COL of 79.5mm (on my rifle). Gives me 3/4" group. It would do better if a decent marksman behind the rifle. Always on the money and gives me the confidence for head/neck shots out to 150 yds. (with suitable support of course).
    If you find a 120 gn bullet which works well I'd be interested.
    Remember to work your loads up, I take no responsibility for the load given.
    Thanks for your info Woodmaster..(Your 79.5mm COL = 3.130").
    At present, I've worked the load up to:
    Vit.N160 x 46gns, Fed 210 primer, Hornady AMax 120gn, COL 3.00" with a comparator measurement of 2.503"
    This has given .426" MOA ragged hole group with 6 rounds & 3 stray rds 1/4" from main group - perhaps/probably pilot error by my friend. I've deleted his target, so can't post it just now.

    I can't say whether the barrel was clean or not when it was tested on Sat. but I do know these loads performed OK in a heavy barrelled Tikka quite satisfactorily with no pressure signs. I was wondering if anyone had progressed further with N160.
    As it stands, I wouldn't have any concern about taking this rifle/load hunting as is, but looking for any improvement on the above and achieving it would be excellent. ATB Cheers.

    Anyone using the above data should work carefully toward the loads listed above.
    Last edited by deeangeo; 18-02-2013 at 08:45.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmaster View Post
    My 202 doesn't like 120's much either. I'd stick with the 140's. 42.5 gn N160 with hornady 140 gn SST set at 20 thou off lands which is a COL of 79.5mm (on my rifle). Gives me 3/4" group. It would do better if a decent marksman behind the rifle. Always on the money and gives me the confidence for head/neck shots out to 150 yds. (with suitable support of course).
    If you find a 120 gn bullet which works well I'd be interested.
    Remember to work your loads up, I take no responsibility for the load given.
    140gr SST is a cracking round. I have HPS-TR reloading my brass for me with 46.7 grains of N160. I'm getting 2,660fps muzzle velocity from my Sako 75 and have shot 5 rounds into a sub 1/2" group (just the once mind, so I must have had a quiet journey to Bisley...).

    I'm sticking with this round until (if/when) we are forced to go non-lead, then Barnes 120gr TTSX beckon

    Cheers
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