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Welcome to this community for the 6.5 Creedmoor metallic cartridge enthusiasts. We have been sharing information here since February 2010 and have grown quite a bit since. Please join us and share your experiences with the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and also please spread the word about the forum. As we continue growing, the forum will become an even greater resource for all of us.

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Ammunition / Re: Norma Ouch.
Last post by sean30ber -
Bergara LRP Premier. I will probably send it off to him but he is 5 to 8 weeks turn around.
Ammunition / Re: Factory Load Comparison
Last post by dnellans -
Great shooting and awesome news on accuracy from factory gun + factory ammo.  I couldn't get my RPR to shoot any factory ammo substantially better than 1 MOA,  occassionally there was a good group at .5MOA but  5x5 groups, no way.  .9-1.2 MOA always on average.  Handloading fixed that for me, but nice to see some factory rifles are shooting all factory ammo pretty darn well!
Ammunition / Re: Factory Load Comparison
Last post by 2kmaro -
Nice groups - looks like you had a really good one with the 120 ELD-Ms although the one with the 147gr was good also.  If you get a chance to get your hands on a box or two of the Prime Match+ (google it) I think you'd probably like them also.  A while back I ran several commercial loads through my RPR and while I tried Hornady, Copper Creek, Norma and Winchester my chrony told me that the 130grain Primes were the most consistently loaded and after several hundred of them my average MV was only 9 fps off of the advertised 2851 fps and best of all, their consistency shows itself on targets - always sub-MOA and often they are sub 1/2-MOA.

Interesting things I've found out or noticed about the Prime load: Prime has them made for them by RUAG using Norma Golden Target bullets and Norma brass, and they even come with the same bullet holders in the box that the Norma Match loads come with.
Ammunition / Re: Hey,,,you guys that buy ammo on line,,,,,
Last post by 2kmaro -
Generally I use like some others here.  If you register with them, they will not limit you to 1 page of search results and also show you a list of their 'verified' dealers.  But there are some sources that don't show up on the site such as from Prime (their 130gr Match+ is very consistent performer) and Copper Creek, Eagle Eye, Black Hills and similar 'custom' shops.
AR Variants / Re: Looking for the most accurate AR-10 in 6.5 Creedmoor
Last post by 2kmaro -
I'd toss my vote toward the Seekins Precision SR-10.  I looked at several offerings and it ended up with the SR-10 and the G.A. Precision GAP-10 being the short list.  I went with the GAP-10 because they use a Bartlein barrel and offer several nice trigger options - but the upper and lower are from Seekins.  Now it's a race to see which gets to me first: the GAP-10 or the ThunderBeast can I have applied for.
There may be more accurate AR-10 framed 6.5s, but question becomes how much you're willing to pay; the SR-10 is very reasonably priced based on most offerings and I figured the Bartlein barrel was worth the added cost of the GAP-10.
Ammunition / Re: Federal Gold Medal 130s....shoot like absolute crap
Last post by 2kmaro -
Have you tried any other 130s in same rifle?  I have a Ruger that loves light bullets such as 120 A-MAX and Prime 130s but groups start opening up with heavier bullets, specifically just about any 140 grain.  I ran several factory loads through it a while back and the 140s all had larger groups than lighter bullets, and Winchester's 140 was especially ragged.  Might just be that your rifle likes a heavier bullet?
Reloading / Re: Reloading 6.5CM for Semi-Auto
Last post by Stugotz -
I bought the Redding Type S bushing full length sizer die.  Got a couple of questions:

   - what is the best method for determining the best neck size

I think this method is from Sinclairs loading hand book: (bullet diameter) + 2*(neckwall thickness) - ('n' desired neck tension). A real world example might be better. For a .308 Win using the following numbers:

.308 + 2(0.011) = 0.330

0.330 - 0.002 for neck tension = 0.328

Some people subtract a bit more for neck tension, but add in some (1-2 thousands) for brass spring-back.
- Use this only as a general guideline.     
Reloading / Re: Dies for 6.5 CM
Last post by 6.5savageguy -
Pretty hard to go wrong with Forster FL sizing and Micrometer seater. I've got several different brand FL sizing dies in several calibers and the Forster FL dies are by far my favorite dies.
Reloading / Re: Reloading 6.5CM for Semi-Auto
Last post by mjarheadr -

You might want to consider a 'bushing' type FL resizing die. I use a Redding Type S bushing full length sizer die. It will allow you to size the entire case while maintaining exact control of the case neck with interchangeable bushings.

I bought the Redding Type S bushing full length sizer die.  Got a couple of questions:

   - what is the best method for determining the best neck size
  - the primer ejector pin has a round shaper (don't know what else to call it) for the inside diameter of the neck.  What good is sizing the neck on the outside if this shaper always returns it back to a set diameter from the inside.  I read a post that recommended using sandpaper to reduce the size of the shaper but cannot seem to find it again.

Suggestions / recommendations welcome.

Thanks in advance !!
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