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Old 11-29-2022, 06:39 PM
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Default Just bought 6.5 PRC

Well I bought a 6.5 PRC during the black friday sale. I was going to special order a 7PRC and wait for it but the deals were to good so I "pulled the trigger" on a new rifle.

That being said now I have to provide ammo for it. I am a pretty qualified reloader. So I guess what I am looking for is advice on what is working for you guys. I am leaning towards shooting 3 different bullets but I am open to suggestions. I have a few hundred Berger 140 elite hunters. What powder combinations are you guys having sucess with?

I am thinking of buying some Berger 156 OEL bullets. That looks like it might be the perfect bullet for the cartridge.

The other bullet that interests me is the Hornady 143 ELDX It is supposed to open up at slower velocities around 1600 fps.

So what do you guys use and why? DO any of you shoot those bullets and if so what powder is working for you?

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Old 11-29-2022, 06:43 PM
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I am using R-26 with the 143 eldx. My Christensen Traverse averages 3050fps, and 3/8moa with that combination. I am using ADG brass, which Corlanes had in stock last week.
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:48 PM
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R26, 140 accubonds, adg brass. 3050'/sec
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:48 PM
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I am using R-26 with the 143 eldx. My Christensen Traverse averages 3050fps, and 3/8moa with that combination. I am using ADG brass, which Corlanes had in stock last week.
Thanks for the Recomendation!!

I typically use Lapua brass but have been thinking of trying ADG, and this may be the perfect time to try it.
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the Recomendation!!

I typically use Lapua brass but have been thinking of trying ADG, and this may be the perfect time to try it.
I would have used Lapua, if there was any around when I received my rifle, but it was Hornady, or ADG/Gunwerks, and the Gunwerks was actually not that expensive at the time, at $250/100. Be aware that the standard magnum shellholder won't work with the ADG brass, although it will work with Hornady.
I went with the 143eldx, because I bought a box of factory Hornady 143gr loads with the rifle, and the first three groups averaged 3/8" at 100m.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:05 PM
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What rifle did you get?
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:30 PM
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Tikka CTR 6.5 PRC and a GRS Bifrost Stock and MDT Competition muzzle brake
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:50 PM
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R26 works well with the 129gr and 142 gr LRAB as well as the 143gr ELDx. Iíve only used Lapua brass but have heard that ADG is as good or better.

What rifle did you buy mark?
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:09 PM
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Default Tikka CTR

Bought the Tikka CTR. I also bought a GRS Bifrost stock and the MDT competition brake. ALL on good black friday sales.

During hunting season this year I used my recently passed fathers Husqvarna 30/06 It was nice and light for carrying but We saw harvestable animals out in that 600 to 700m range. It was a great way to honor his memory but Unfortunately this rifle just was not designed for that type of shot.

I have a 6.5 Creed Cadex Sheepdog I bought, thinking i might hunt with it but scoped it weighs 17.5 lbs. Its not practical for hunting but I enjoy it as a target gun. (its for sale) Most of my guns are more target focused. I realized I needed something I can use hunting that can reach out for the longer shots.

I have been drooling over the 7 PRC ballistics but honestly the 6.5 will do 80% of what the 7mm will do and I can get it now and start practicing with it.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:04 PM
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I am using R-26 with the 143 eldx. My Christensen Traverse averages 3050fps, and 3/8moa with that combination. I am using ADG brass, which Corlanes had in stock last week.
I am curious if you notice much of a velocity change when the temps drop below -10c?

Is it correct that 6.5 PRC uses large rifle primers and magnum are not recommended?
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:13 PM
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I am curious if you notice much of a velocity change when the temps drop below -10c?

Is it correct that 6.5 PRC uses large rifle primers and magnum are not recommended?
I am using the Federal 210M, and using 57gr of powder, I don't see the need for a magnum primer. I haven't chronographed the load in cold temperatures, but one thing I do like, is that I am not seeing any copper fouling, which makes sense given that R-26 contains an agent to reduce copper fouling.

Here is some testing that might interest you, concerning R-26 in colder temperatures.

https://www.longrangehunting.com/thr...der-26.187256/
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Damn you. Damn all of you. Read this thread and I had to get a PRC.

If anyone sees some Vihtavuori N565 or Enduron 8133 in their online travels, Iíd bow down to your greatness if you shot me a pm.
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Damn you. Damn all of you. Read this thread and I had to get a PRC.

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And it will be gone in a year or two.
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And it will be gone in a year or two.
Or less.
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Damn you. Damn all of you. Read this thread and I had to get a PRC.

If anyone sees some Vihtavuori N565 or Enduron 8133 in their online travels, Iíd bow down to your greatness if you shot me a pm.
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What kind of rifle did you get.
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Old 12-20-2022, 06:30 PM
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We need pics of the new rifle or it didnt happen!
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What kind of rifle did you get.
He bought another Bergara, hopefully this one doesn't build up copper like the last one.
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Old 12-20-2022, 08:16 PM
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B14 Wilderness Ridge. Tried to upload pics but they failed. Tapatalk ainít playing nice at all.
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Old 12-20-2022, 08:29 PM
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This may be his rifle (from a pic he sent)....yer welcome.

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Should be a great gun, keep us posted once you get everything up and running. I never tried N565 but did try N560 and didn't work near as good as US869 or Retumbo, RL25 also worked well
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Damn you. Damn all of you. Read this thread and I had to get a PRC.

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So did you get some N565? or Enduron 8133?

I was able to get some H1000 at Cabelas last week not sure if they still have any in stock.
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Old 01-09-2023, 08:34 PM
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So did you get some N565? or Enduron 8133?

I was able to get some H1000 at Cabelas last week not sure if they still have any in stock.
He got some imr7828, that seems to have good potential.
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