Anyone loading for 6.5 PRC? Any tips or recommendations on powder?

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gaza916

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Magnum primers required, or will my CCI Large Rifle ones be OK?
I have opted for Viht N170 powder to start load dev with, as the Viht manual shows loads for a good spread of projectile weights, and it may be ever so slightly kinder on my barrel than faster options.
While looking at lead free 6.5mm projectile offerings currently in stock, Lehigh defence controlled chaos 130gr look like an option. I don't suppose anyone has experience of them??
Interested in any ones experience rather than hearsay please, on any of the above.
I am getting an extra 50’ per second MV by using Federal 215 primers over CCI large rifle or BR2 primers.
 

finnbear270

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140 Grain GMX's 3200 fps avg 60.6 Grains RS 76, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 50 Grains N160, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 53 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass.
112 Grain YEW TREE's 3120 avg 54 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass. 6.5 PRC 26" barrel.
SAFE IN MY RIFLE, work up guidance applies.
No pressure signs, no ejector marks, All primers look good. Particularly happy with all, but the Yew Tree stand out.
Bit of a messy pic with the damned I phone, YEW Tree's on top of GMX's, off sticks unfortunately, as nowhere good for prone on bipod.
Second pic of foxing rig after load tests, scored a good heavy dog followed by a Vixen, sucking a good bitter by 10:15.:thumb:
 

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hammo

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140 Grain GMX's 3200 fps avg 60.6 Grains RS 76, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 50 Grains N160, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 53 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass.
112 Grain YEW TREE's 3120 avg 54 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass. 6.5 PRC 26" barrel.
SAFE IN MY RIFLE, work up guidance applies.
No pressure signs, no ejector marks, All primers look good. Particularly happy with all, but the Yew Tree stand out.
Bit of a messy pic with the damned I phone, YEW Tree's on top of GMX's, off sticks unfortunately, as nowhere good for prone on bipod.
Second pic of foxing rig after load tests, scored a good heavy dog followed by a Vixen, sucking a good bitter by 10:15.:thumb:
I would be very pleased to get similar results. The patient wait for my variation to come back goes on!
 

zambezi

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140 Grain GMX's 3200 fps avg 60.6 Grains RS 76, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 50 Grains N160, CCI LR ADG brass.
120 Grain TTSX's 3180 fps avg 53 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass.
112 Grain YEW TREE's 3120 avg 54 Grains Reloder 26 CCI LR ADG brass. 6.5 PRC 26" barrel.
SAFE IN MY RIFLE, work up guidance applies.
No pressure signs, no ejector marks, All primers look good. Particularly happy with all, but the Yew Tree stand out.
Bit of a messy pic with the damned I phone, YEW Tree's on top of GMX's, off sticks unfortunately, as nowhere good for prone on bipod.
Second pic of foxing rig after load tests, scored a good heavy dog followed by a Vixen, sucking a good bitter by 10:15.:thumb:


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hammo

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Finally grouped and zeroed. All four groups more than acceptable, but 54gr the clear winner.
Viht n160, Lehigh cc 130gr bullet.
Do not copy load without working up.
 

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