6.5 Grendel Load Data

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  1. Tarowah

    Tarowah Everybody’s Honey....

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    Hey folks, does anyone have a pet 6.5 Grendel load with BL-C(2) powder and 123gr SST or 123 HPBT match?


    I’ve tried H335 and found it to be decent but never found an accuracy node that impressed me, I have a couple of CFE223 loads with the 123s that were impressive and I’ll probably pick up an 8lb jug soon but I’ve got a lb of BL-C(2) I want to load up a ladder with, Alexander Arms has some data but their Min/Max data is super tight at 31.5/31.8, hell my “Perfect Powder Measurer” isn’t even that accurate lol
     
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    I’m currently using; Berger 130g Hunting VLD, Lapua brass, 28g BL-C(2) powder & CCI 41 primers
     
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    What velocity are you getting with those?

    what barrel length?
     
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    Velocity, I don’t recall. I was more focused on accuracy. When this combo put 5 rounds in one hole at 100 yards, I stuck with it. The loading manual showed 29g to be the max load.
    I had McGowen make an 18” modified hbar 1/8” SS hand lapped barrel.
    2EE39A57-E328-4D4B-A1DB-F82AB3B44C8A.jpeg The shoulder’s pushed back .002” & there’s .008-.010” to the lands.
    I’ve yet to see what it’ll do past 250 yards. I need to make a plea to ‘someone’ up the street that just put in a 500m range.
     
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    I’m using a 18” BA premium barrel. Haven’t shot it yet. The 20” howa I had, pushed the factory berger 130 at like 2505 I think
     
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  7. Tarowah

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    Thanks guys, I went out to The Range Complex near Fayetteville and they have a public accessible 600 yard range with steel from 200 to 600, I will be going back down there after the Battery Oaks gathering.
     
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    Very nice! I’ll definitely keep an eye on that site for my next batch of projectiles.

    I settled on the Alexander Arms load data and I’m going to stick to the 31.5 grain of BL-C(2) load for now, I was shocked to see the case fill up to the shoulder with such a fine powder though.

    I’m running a 24” barrel and according to the data provided a 123gr Sierra BTHP Match should be right around 2540 FPS, which should have the legs to get 500+ provided they shoot well.

    Thanks again for the info, I’m still very new to rolling my own ammo but I’m learning pretty quickly and enjoying it a good bit!