PDA

View Full Version : Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition



Geo_Erudite
01-13-2013, 09:21 PM
I was just online at MidwayUSA (http://www.midwayusa.com/find?usersearchquery=ammunition&itemsperpage=20&newcategorydimensionid=9985) and they have "coming soon" Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition. Nosler will be offering a 140 Match Grade and 140 Trophy Grade (Accubond) ammunition. I verified by looking at Nosler's 2013 product guide online. I am excited!!

They will also have brass for the 6.5 Creedmoor (50 count).

That1guy
01-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Was there a price?

Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk HD

Geo_Erudite
01-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Was there a price?

The 140 grain Trophy Grade (Accubond) is $41.99
The 140 grain Match Grade is $39.99

Nosler Brass is $64.99 (50 count)

That1guy
01-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Ouch.

Im using Lapua 22-250 brass with good results so far. No need to pay that much unless it lasts forever.

Hornady works, but after 4-5 loads, primer pockets are getting loose. Hope the Lapua does better.

Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk HD

limige
01-17-2013, 01:31 AM
^^^^WHAT kind of load are you shooting? I've had no pocket issues but was sizing too much and got case seperation. Some guys are getting 12 reloads on the hornandy brass. At $35 for 50 its hard to go wrong.

That1guy
01-17-2013, 07:08 AM
12!? Wow. Im using the load on the Hornady box. 41.5gr H4350

limige
01-17-2013, 03:42 PM
yep, like i said i got case seperation at 6, i'm going to try just neck sizing and see how i do. i'm been trying a 41.2 gr load and 42.5 gr load. the 42.5 grain load i'm shooting barely off the rifling, so i'm definitely upping the pressure. i've shot up to 43.5 grains but that wouldn't hold together out to 300 yrds.

how loose are your pockets? are you hand priming? i'm using my hornandy press so maybe i'm not picking up on the pressure difference needed to seat them. they all seem fine to me, never had one fall out even shooting up to 43.5 grains.

i'm shooting H4350 as well and using berger 140 gr VLDs

That1guy
01-17-2013, 03:46 PM
Hand priming. Maybe my definition of loose isnt that loose, but they sure feel like it. Im about to load some 5x fired, we'll see how they feel.

limige
01-17-2013, 03:51 PM
hey i need brass if they aren't that loose i'll pay shipping;)

That1guy
01-17-2013, 03:54 PM
:D

Bolt heads are cheap, whats a little gas cutting/erosion. :what:

limige
01-17-2013, 03:55 PM
i've never seen any signs of gas leakage, have you?

That1guy
01-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Not yet, which is why Im still loading these.

limige
01-17-2013, 04:00 PM
i just took a drill bit to 2 of my cases after 6 firings, ones that show seperation signs are are being trashed. using the bit i pushed against the floor and could not budge either primers...

lal357
01-18-2013, 09:19 PM
i was only getting 2-3 reloadings from my hornady brass before the primer pockets got to loose and by loose when i went to seat the bullet the primer fell out onto the floor . i may have gotten a bad batch of brass my load is not hot 42.0 gr h4350 seated .115 off the lands (ogive) started making my own from 308 cases i'm hoping to try them at the range this weekend.

limige
01-18-2013, 09:38 PM
No kidding, what primer? I'm using CCI LR#200

mattm0812
01-19-2013, 10:22 AM
I've never had amazing results with their Accubond bullets.

I have heard that their brass is very good quality.

limige
01-19-2013, 04:10 PM
Amax and vmax rounds have an excellent reputation. I've heard 50/50 on the brass, some people complain about loose pockets but I haven't see. It. I wonder if it is a manufacturing consistency QC issue or a certain primer or load issue which is why I've been asking for the details. I have yet to have a primer fall out of any brass. I've only had one case show pressure signs on the back face where the ejector left a dimple and that Cass seperated on me. So I'm going to pull my die up a Tad and get new brass. 42.5 gr is the Max I plan to load now.

That1guy
01-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Hodgdon Max is 40.0, which is conservative, but if you are separating cases at or above 42.5, thats pretty hot.

What velocity are you getting? Barrel length?

limige
01-19-2013, 04:46 PM
Case seperation is due to the full length die being adjusted too far down overworkinh the brass. This is 6 firings.

26" barrel
At 41.2 -.010 off the lands I get 2770 fps

At 42.5 -.002 off the lands I'm getting 2780-2800
-.005 off I get 2840

This is brass I've load tested and even done seating test at 43.5 gr. I didn't have a chrono at that time and the brass showers no signs of overpressure

43.5 was falling apart at 300 yrds so I worked the 42.5 gr load more. She likes it just off the lands but I've found. 002 to be too close to get consistent numbers. I'm going to workup a 42 gr load and compare it to the 42.5 at -.005 and 41.2 at -.010 because so far I have shot sub. 200 groups with both at 100 yrds. Just can't do it consistently.

The 42.5 load held together better at 300.

Uncle H
02-17-2013, 12:40 PM
I have some of my Hornady brass up to it's sixth load, no primer pockets issue's, or other issues ( now watch one blow smooth up in my face), My Creedmoor is the Savage LRP, I am using 39.1 H4350, CCI BR primer, Sierra 142 MK and COAL is 2.800, I have thought about trying different COAL, but I went with the 2.800 during barrel break in, and that load has shot so well, I haven't tried anything else yet. I neck size, then use a Redding Body Die about every fourth reload.

limige
02-17-2013, 09:38 PM
Uncle h. What kind of speed/accuracy are you seeing with that load?

Uncle H
02-17-2013, 09:59 PM
Uncle h. What kind of speed/accuracy are you seeing with that load?

Average 2708, accuracy is great at 200/300 and 600 yards, no joke sub MOA at 200 yards, will post some pix of targets, next match (two weeks from now) I had spoke with Hornady tech guys back when there was no published data on the Creedmore, they had emailed me some load data , they highly recommended not going over 2700 on speed for best accuracy.

limige
02-17-2013, 10:41 PM
Thanks ill have to do a bit more load testing.

lal357
02-18-2013, 06:09 AM
load is fed210m primers,42.0 gr h4350,with 140 gr amax heads seat well off the lands (just about factory seating ) i started forming my own using 308 lclr brass and lapua and i'm on my 5th loading with no pressure signs using 39.3 grs (cases are thicker) neck turned all the case .0145 its leaving .002-.003 chamber space on a loaded round.the run out is almost nill also .

limige
02-19-2013, 11:34 PM
I just noticed the comment about sub moa no joke. I'm shooting 3/4" at 200 yrds on most of my loads, only at 300 I'm getting 1 1/4-2". I'm going to try a scope with more magnification and see if that helps at all. I was really hoping for a solid 1" or so at 300. Someday I want to see what she does at 600 yrds.

Uncle H
02-20-2013, 09:23 AM
What scope are you using? We have tried several scopes, I have given up on finding a quailty scope under, $ 450.00, we are trying a pair of Weaver T-36's right now, very good scopes, but concernes how the 36 fix power will be in heavy mirage. I also have Leupold VX-3 6.5-20 that works really well, would like to have abit more magnification, the other scope we have we found we like very much is the Sightron SIII 8.5-32 power, it has great glass in it also.
I just noticed the comment about sub moa no joke. I'm shooting 3/4" at 200 yrds on most of my loads, only at 300 I'm getting 1 1/4-2". I'm going to try a scope with more magnification and see if that helps at all. I was really hoping for a solid 1" or so at 300. Someday I want to see what she does at 600 yrds.

limige
02-20-2013, 12:48 PM
Ive been using an old luepold vari XIII 3.5-10 but just received my new vortex hs 5-15x44 from midway, this thing looks sweet, the perfect scope for me. They run just $500 and will rival luepold glass and quality.

Uncle H
03-03-2013, 09:23 PM
Ok , finally got to shoot some today. Here are two groups I shot today, and yes they both have a shooter induced flyer!, The one on the left is Sierra 142g MK and the one on the right is Nosler 140g Custom Competition, both are Hornady Brass, CCI BR primer and 39.1 H4350. They were shot at 200 yards ( I always test loads at 200 yards, its the first distance we shoot in our club match)

Harold

http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u635/Uncle_HII/SAM_0665_zpseee65fa9.jpg