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6.5 Grendel

Discussion in 'Gun Club/Range Talk' started by okierider, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. chazroh

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    My go to load for my gun is 28grains of arcomp, 123eldm,cci 400 loaded to 2.270, getting 2585fps with a magnetospeed out of a 22” jp barrel. This is close to max load, work up in yours. I have the Grendel load books from that forum if your interested in specific load data for a bullet. I’ve read where guys are having issues with newer production sst bullets. Mine are several years old and shoot the same as amax’s and eldm. I have a general assortment of bullets if you want to try some
     
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  2. okierider

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    I am ordering the books, seen some of the other folks talking them up and I am already looking at getting some heavier bullets as well.

    I stopped my ladder plans at 27.5 just to stay away from max . if I find 27.5 the best loads I may load up and down from there but will go at .1 grain increments and watch for pressure signs.
     
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  3. chazroh

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    Fwiw, I have loaded up to 28.2 grains in mine, mainly getting an extractor mark as a pressure sign in my ar. The same load in my bolt gun gets a cratered primer. As a bonus my loading with arcomp seem to be spot on when it’s hot and cold out.
     
  4. okierider

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    That is what I read after you mentioned it.
     
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    20200315_103420-1.jpg Flyer was me and this is 100yrds off a bipod.
    Also this AR likes federal ammo, 2 types were the most consistent.
     
  6. chazroh

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    Federal fusion seems to shoot well in my gun too. I’ve heard that the federal brass is not so good for reloading.( I haven’t tried any yet)
     
  7. okierider

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    Have not tried the fusion , American Eagle and Gold medal Berger.
     
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    Federal brass works fine for me. It is my go to brass for .223.
    But I never had enough winchester or remington..I do now and may test it.

    I have Lapua in .308 and .223 and my 2 accurate guns want the necks turned on the lapua cases to be accurate.
    I anneal every time and this really helps.
     
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    okierider did you try any 8208XBR
     
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    I have not been able to find any locally as of yet , will try it when I find it.
     

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