Which Powder for 6.5 Creedmoor

JimGa

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I'm using between 42.7-43.0, depending on the lot, with rl 16 with 140 Berger's and getting 2730 with great accuracy. Rl 22 and 23 give me close to 2800 with the 147 Hornady and great accuracy. All speeds are in a 21" Fieldcraft. 26 gave the most speed but wasn't accurate enough for me.
 
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I'm using between 42.7-43.0, depending on the lot, with rl 16 with 140 Berger's and getting 2730 with great accuracy. Rl 22 and 23 give me close to 2800 with the 147 Hornady and great accuracy. All speeds are in a 21" Fieldcraft. 26 gave the most speed but wasn't accurate enough for me.
Interesting. Do you remember what your speeds were with the RL26?
 

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h4350 and RL16 for me. lately rl16 and 130gr hunting vld's have been shooting very well around 2860. I couldn't get my 127gr LRX/H4350 to group like I wanted and I don't like compressing powders. Did get just over 3k fps with it.
 

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H4350, stock Tikka T3X Lite Stainless action/barrel, 45.4 grains, Berger 140 Hybrid at around 2900 fps. Crazy ass Tikka barrels...

Honestly though ES is great, but accuracy has been so so. Not sure if that's just the long throat Tikka Barrel and not able to get closer than .08 OTL, but not worrying too much as I'm re-barreling this winter.
 
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JimGa

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Rl 26 gave 2850ish with no visible pressure signs. Shot around moa to 1.5 moa for 3 shot groups out to 600 yards. Didn't seem to be temp sensitive but I shot it from near 100 down to mid 40s as I was in GA at the time.
 
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Picked up some Varget and H4350. I'll start with that. Plan to run some 124 grain Hammers and the 127 Barnes LRX. Hopefully I'll be able to find some RL26 at some point. Also primers. I need primers lol
 

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I've tried many but so far nothing beats H4350 and I load the 140gr AB at 2676 fps out of my ruger hawkeye
 
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