6.5 Creedmore powder choices

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  1. avvidclif

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    I got 2 lbs Sat. No 8-lbers. Said he had more in the back. (1's)

    IMR 4350 and H-4350 is not the same. Different load tables tells me that.
     


  2. deemus

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    I have one of each, but had not heard 16 was an option. Varget (2nd choice) and 4350 are the two I've seen mentioned.

    I'm getting ready to gather components and wanted to get the right powder. I'm seeing 8's of H4350 on some websites.
     
  3. dee

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    A big shipment of h4350 just hit retailers/suppliers a few days a go. Typically doesn't last long so buy while you can if you plan on running it.
     
  4. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

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    Dee, I saw your video, is that a AR platform you are shooting in 6.5 Creedmoor?
     
  5. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    I've never shot an ar in 6.5.... Which video?
     
  6. deemus

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    You posted a competition video. I couldn't tell what it was.
     
  7. dee

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    Ah. That was a bolt gun in 7mm-08AI. Got a 6mm and 22mm Creedmoor but no 6.5mm all in bolt gun form.
     
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  8. ed308

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    I saw a guy at my range a couple of weeks back using Superformance in his Aero 6.5 CM gasser. He was getting .25 - .5" groups but blew some primers.

    I read on the Creedmoor form that it's "a progressive powder that changes it's burning speed, based upon the pressure it's operating." Also read where you can get secondary ignition with it. Never heard of this before. Anybody tried this powder?
     
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  9. OLDVET

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    I recently had a custom Remington 700 rifle built. It is a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. It has a Bartlein 6.5 Creedmoor 5R barrel. The guys at Bartlein told me to use a single based powder if possible. They can't endorse a powder brand, but the guy I talked with said he used H4350 and gets really good results. I loaded up a few boxes with H4350, but have yet to find time to go to the range and test it.
    You have to remember a 6.5 Creedmoor barrel's lifespan is generally around 2,500 rounds. If you don't push things, the round count will can go up.
     
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