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Old July 30, 2018, 10:02 PM   #26
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I use R17 behind 120 gr Nosler BT’s and get terrific accuracy. That said, i’m sure I’d be perfectly happy with H4350, which I couldn’t find when I started working up loads for that bullet.

Behind 100 gr bullets I use IMR4064, also with great accuracy.
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Old August 1, 2018, 05:48 AM   #27
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I also tried RL 17 with 120 grn Btips, but I was testing them before my barrel came around, I'm going to revisit my data and go forth with more testing.
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Old August 1, 2018, 06:05 AM   #28
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When I first got my 6.5CM, I had some Varget on hand which I use to load for my 308, so I tried it. It was OK, but nothing really jumped out at me.

I was able to find some H4350 locally and worked up a load and that is now my go to powder. I have shot the 140gr in Sierra MK, Hornady Match and Hornady ELD Match. All performed well but the Hornady groups seem a bit tighter, so I am using those.
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Old August 2, 2018, 06:43 PM   #29
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Right now my pet load for my 6.5 CM is 41.8g H4350 pushing a Hornady 143g ELDX at 2790fps with a SD of 9.86 (this is based off a 10 shot chrono using a LabRadar) and loaded to 2.208” base to ogive.

Have not had the opertunity to push the distance on this load yet, should get to do that in a few weeks, I’ll try to report back my results.
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