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    Blaser r8 6.5x55 load data

    Any of the forum blaser members have any load data for the 6.5x55
    any help would be appreciated would prefer 120 gr loads if possible but anything would be of help
    ​Atb mark

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    Hi Mark

    I use HPS-TR to reload my ammo, and these are the recipes that they use for my Sako 75 6.5x55mm in both Federal and Norma brass

    Hornady 140gr SST - 46.7 grains N160
    Nosler 120gr BT - 50.7 grains N160

    Hope that this helps as a staring point

    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Mark - Whilst not an R8 (mine is a R93 in 6.5) I use the 120 gr Sierra Pro hunter heads using 46.4 gr of N160 seated 222 thou back, Federal Gold medal primers and keep the shoulder datum to 1.772" Lapua brass and if I do my bit will shoot >.5".

    An interesting aside is that my rifle shoots more accurately if I full length each time


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    Thanks lads very interesting especially Peter and I already shoot a 260 and I am using pro hunters 120 grBut using h4350 would like to use the pro hunters in the r8 also
    Atb mark

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    Although not a R8 (R93), today i just tried a load and it works well. I have had a bit of bother with factory Federal ammo not doing the job so finally got my finger out!!! I am using Hornady 129sst with 45.5gn N160.
    Group..well a picture speaks a thousands words or something like that???

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    Just over 1/4" at 105 meters. That will do me.

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