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A&8's
03-06-2019, 12:38 PM
Here's a few pics of my latest personal build to be used for this year PRS.

Specs:
6.5CM
Savage M12 action
MPA Comp Chassis
26" 1:7 Shilen Bull
MPA Brake
Warne 20moa base
Warne QD 34mm rings
Athlon Ares ETR 4.5-30x56mm

ALL work done by me....Action blueprinted, barrel blank spun up (chambered, threaded), Spot bedding in chassis.

https://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/65muzzle50_zpsfxq6nwbp.jpg
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/Rightsideclose50_zps2rqrsxbl.jpg

http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/Leftside50_zpsimo2fbdi.jpg
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/OCW50_zpsfw9pvj0a.jpg
The below are actually Starline SP brass, not Hornady. I normally use hornady and wrote it out of habit.http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/100yrd50_zpsdb95t3ce.jpg
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p723/RDTague/900yrd50_zpsmunql4yk.jpg

SageRat Shooter
03-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Hella nice build man.... :thumb: Some darn nice groups even @ 900 yards. Time to down size that 900 yard gong though... Maybe an 8-10" gong with that kind of performance.

Robinhood
03-06-2019, 01:10 PM
I am so far out of it I didn't even know that Hornady made small primer brass!

A&8's
03-06-2019, 01:16 PM
I am so far out of it I didn't even know that Hornady made small primer brass!


They don't. I usually use Hornady and wrote it out of habit. They are Starline brass

A&8's
03-06-2019, 01:17 PM
Hella nice build man.... :thumb: Some darn nice groups even @ 900 yards. Time to down size that 900 yard gong though... Maybe an 8-10" gong with that kind of performance.


That was just what I had sitting out at 900 when I calc'd the MV.

plasticweld
03-06-2019, 02:23 PM
Beautiful build, it is as much of a work of art, as it is a fine shooting rifle. Congrats on a great project.

J.Baker
03-06-2019, 02:41 PM
Good looking and shooting rifle. Can't ask for much more than that!

Dave Hoback
03-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Beautiful build my friend.

10ring1
03-11-2019, 06:50 AM
Missed the caliber... I have a 12 lrp in 6.5c that shoots lights out. I know people love and hate savages but I can honestly say I like mine. Of course I don't compete with it so that statement only pertains to accuracy from a bench

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Dave Hoback
03-11-2019, 11:06 AM
Yes, the people who hate Savages can’t believe they spent $5K++ on their rig, when we put these rifles together ourselves for a FRACTION of that and then put up results as A&8’s did! LOL! Human nature...

The 6.5 CM is a great round! I chose 260 Rem for the bit more advantage in reloading. As I only reload! Otherwise I would have gone Creed. One thing I am a bit surprised is how well the 1:7 twist is working for you. That is insanely fast for a 6.5! I use 1:8 & it steadies the heaviest loads easily. I’m wondering, have you tried lighter weight bullets? Does it still work well with say 120-130gr? Another test of how well the 6.5’s work as target rounds! And I agree with you 10ring1....I am extremely happy with my Savage build!

A&8's
03-11-2019, 11:43 AM
YOne thing I am a bit surprised is how well the 1:7 twist is working for you. That is insanely fast for a 6.5! I use 1:8 & it steadies the heaviest loads easily. Iím wondering, have you tried lighter weight bullets? Does it still work well with say 120-130gr?


Correct, 7 twist is fast for a 6.5. I wanted to make sure I could spin a 147 or larger bullet all the way to the target.

As it turns out, I have only shot 140's. When I was reloading some loads just to break the barrel in, I had more 140's and 143 or 174's. So, I just threw a 39.5gr charge straight off the elec scale, no trickle. I wasn't worried about anything other than getting some fire formed brass and breaking it in. Well, my PRS partner was working some loads up at the same time. After each of my shots, I started cleaning when I'd hear him say, "Dang", "You got to be kidding me", "WTF." Honestly, I thought he was referring to his loads. Finally, he said, "Are you even looking at where you're hitting?" I said, "No." And I really wasn't, I had a full size B27 target I made up on the back with 50 1" circles and a tiny back marker dot in the middle, shooting 1 shot at each. So, I really wasn't looking at the previous shot, just the next one in line. I got back on the scope and seen of the 15 of the 18 shots all were touching the black dot and all where well inside the 1" circle. (I did shoot 2 at first, to bring my scope on). Now this got my attention, so I really bared down on the next 11 break in rounds, just to see for myself. 9 more touched the dot! I guess I got lucky on picking a break in charge. Afterwards, I didn't even try the 143's or 147's, in fear of 'hurting my rifles feeling.' lol After dialing my loads in better, I just figured I'd stick with the 140's and ordered 2K more, just to make sure they came from the same lot.

I'm not going to lie and say or even believe it'll shoot .08" groups every day. In fact, it never has again. However, it has shot in the upper 'teens' and 2 others under .12". Although most are low twenties. So, I do consider this a 1/4" gun, all day long.

Rob01
03-11-2019, 06:10 PM
What's your velocity with that load?

Dave Hoback
03-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Absolutely I’d call it a 1/4moa rig! Great stuff!

I’ll likely stick with 140’s as well. The 142’s and especially the 147’s, sure do look appetizing! But I always remind myself, “have to remember to balance bullet weight & case capacity for velocity”! Gets to a point where these intermediate short action cases just don’t have the capacity to load enough powder for the heaviest loads. Now going to a 6.5-284 or 6.5-06, then yeah, I think those two will let the heaviest pills rock & roll! While I don’t push for Hyper-Velocity...., I have no interest in running a high BC 147gr at a meiserly 2400fps. Just my take.

A&8’s, again..awesome stuff brother! I am thoroughly impressed and will definitely be following your activity. :thumb:

Rob01
03-11-2019, 09:32 PM
With a 26" barrel you can get the 147s close to 2800fps. I have them going 2820fps in my 27". That's with H4350. With RL26 people are getting well over 2800fps.

What is the velocity of your load now?

A&8's
03-14-2019, 01:33 PM
What's your velocity with that load?


2600

A&8's
03-14-2019, 01:42 PM
With a 26" barrel you can get the 147s close to 2800fps. I have them going 2820fps in my 27". That's with H4350. With RL26 people are getting well over 2800fps.

What is the velocity of your load now?

2600

Rob01
03-14-2019, 07:01 PM
Leaving some velocity on the table but if it works for you then that's all that counts.

Savagebrother
03-28-2019, 09:34 PM
i have 4 savage PRS rifles all savages 2 factory and 2 i built
savage 10BA 308 win
savage 110BA 38 lapua
savage 10 6.5 creedmoor I built
savage 10 250 savage I built this one will surprise you youknow it was the cartridge used to come up with the 6.5 creedmoor.
https://i.imgur.com/YCEX0ly.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XhCUAdW.jpg
6.5 creedmoor
https://i.imgur.com/3HxMl6M.jpg
250 savage
36.5grs varget 75gr VMAX = 3470 FPS and 1/2" 100yds
36.5grs varget 100gr sierra MK HPBT= 3088 FPS most groups less than 1/2" at 100yds
the big surprise...... 40grs reloader 17 berger 115gr VLD = 3055 FPS!!!!!!!

Rob01
03-29-2019, 06:40 AM
Actually the 6.5 Creedmoor was based off of the 30TC cartridge.

scootergisme
03-29-2019, 10:44 AM
.22-250 Remington is a necked down 250 Savage.