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    6.5x55 col

    hi all

    after a long winded wait my reloading kit will at last be here next week , im going to be loading 140 gn nosler partition with 48 gn of H1000 and cci primers (struggling to get remmington 9 1/2 primers in norfolk ).

    im just wondering what loaders of 6.5x55 col are as a rough guide ! i know every bullet and rifle is different so im expecting different figures . the nosler reloading guide 6 is stating a col of 3.150 which compared to feceral factory ammo im presently using is considerably longer .

    any help on this would be grand

    cheers lee

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    Re: 6.5x55 col

    Quote Originally Posted by leec6.5

    the nosler reloading guide 6 is stating a col of 3.150 which compared to feceral factory ammo im presently using is considerably longer

    cheers lee
    This is the Max COL for the 6.5x55

    The reloading manual I have states
    140 Gr bullet
    H1000
    start 46.5 gr velocity 2423 fps
    max 51.5 gr velocity 2651 fps

    Min OAL 3.030 for H1000 (this will vary with the same grain bullets and different powders)

    So as long as you dont go below 3.030 or above 3.150 you should be ok
    depending on your rifles distance to the lands

    I have some 140Gr looked at loading them and most people seem to get good results with Reloader 22 not had a chance to try it yet.

    In my 6.5x55 I use

    129Gr SST min COL 2.935
    44.5 Gr H4350
    Rem 9 1/2 primer
    Lapua brass
    COL 3.100
    Ogive 2.500

    This is safe for MY rifle!! I take no responsibility for the use of these loads in your rifle

    This is the link to the Hodgdon reloading directory, worth a look if you haven't already

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    cheers dave ,

    you definatly pointed me in the right direction !

    cheers lee

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    I have just developed a load for my 6.5x55 using 140gn Remington core lokt bullets.
    Recipe is:
    140gn Remington Corelokt bullet
    41gn H4350
    Rem 9 1/2 primer
    Federal brass trimmed to 2.150"
    Col 3.085" ( Lee second edition list 3.030 min oal for this load).

    This load gave a three round group of 0.180" at 100yds in my gun (Sauer 202)
    I don't yet know the velocity as I don't have a chrony yet.

    This load may not be safe in your Gun!

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    Have a play here......click where you want , personally Vit 160 does the trick

    http://stevespages.com/264_9.html

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