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Thread: 140gr berger hybrids

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    140gr berger hybrids

    Ive loaded and shot maybe 20 using 2 different powders in my 6.5 06, they were loaded to 3,340 oal which is not many fow shy of mag length, I guess I can only go shorter, so say due to 2 different bullet designs the hybrids should be easy to load for not being jump fussy, dont really want too lessen powder charge coz ive got them running around 2860fps where I want them, seating deeper may give me extra velocity with extra pressures, there is only so much barrel life I am prepared too waste as ive got a demon 1000yd load with 142gr smks, it was a matter of fancy trying them as ive not tried berger before, since ive tried the 130gr vld hunting and they shot a 1 hole group on the second group , a very small 1 holer at that
    Last edited by swarovski; 17-04-2014 at 18:00.

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    fancy a deal on 140 amax? i have way to many here atm
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    If I got my 308 rebarrelled into a 6.5 cal spud I may have but have enough 6.5 heads in stock to last my 6.5 06 barrel I would of thought, thanks for the offer mate, atb swaro

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    I was at the range today with my retired sheriff friend . I had my 6.5-06 there and he had his Savage Model 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor . We were both shooting the Berger 130 VLD Match Hunting bullet . I was getting pleasing 3 shot groups at 100 yards and he was getting even more pleasing 5 shot groups . I shot one group with his rifle and had 4 in a nice little round hole with a flyer about a 1/4" out . Just so hapens the flyer was my first shot !

    I am thinking I REALLY WANT a heavy barrel 6.5 Creedmoor , 260 REM or 6.5x47 Lapua just to shoot at 100 and 200 yards from the bench .

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    OBTW , my friend has a Leupold VX3 8.5-25x50AO 30 mm tube with the Varmint Hunter reticle . I really liked that scope for shooting paper . I'd love to try the Leupold VX6 4-24 and 7-42 to see how I can do with them as well .

    I had wanted a VX6 7-42 to go on the 26 Nosler when I get it built . But now I'm thinking the VX6 3-18 will be more then enough for what I wish to do with the rifle in the field .
    Last edited by 6pt-sika; 18-04-2014 at 02:43.

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    The positive comments on the creedmoor do help my cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    The positive comments on the creedmoor do help my cause
    Yes 100/200 yard paper punchers are great !

    In the past I've been hung up on the 222 REM for that purpose . Now I'm thinking 6.5 Creedmoor . The main question is whether to get one of these ready made Savage 12 LRP rifles or building one on a nice old 700 short action .

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    I just wish one of what are considered the HIGH QUALITY brass makers made brass for the 6.5 CM . I don't think Hornady makes bad brass but on the other hand I do not put it int he same class with Nosler/Lapua/Norma .

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    The positive comments on the creedmoor do help my cause
    Life is to short for it to be plain vanilla !

    Hence my aversion to the 223 , 308 and 06 !

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    Yeah...but sometimes....vanilla is sooooo good!!


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