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    I've never had amazing results with their Accubond bullets.

    I have heard that their brass is very good quality.

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    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.

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    Re: Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition

    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?

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    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.

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    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.
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    Uncle h. What kind of speed/accuracy are you seeing with that load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limige View Post
    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.

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    Thanks ill have to do a bit more load testing.

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    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 .

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    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.

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by limige View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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