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#5570795 - 01/29/15 09:37 AM 6mm Creedmoor
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Looking to build a 6mm Creedmoor to play around with and for the wife to shoot. I know H4350 is king but it is also unavailable at the moment. So what would some of you that are shooting it recommend? I have a lot of Varget but I think it will be too fast for tge desired 105gr hybrid. I can get IMR 4350 but it seems to be less temp stable. I'm not sure what to go with next that will give decent temp stability yet allow for a good case fill too.
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#5570821 - 01/29/15 09:54 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Hybrid 100V, H4381 would be 2 to look at if staying in the Hodgdon line.

Alliant Reloader 17 is one that should fit well and is one of the ones they changed for better temp performance.
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#5570840 - 01/29/15 10:08 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I thought about both of the 4831's but I'm not sure if they won't be too slow especially since I'm thinking 20-22" barrel. I have some so I might give them a try. Have you used any of the RL17 since the temp stability change? I haven't but would be very interested to know if it is a lot better.
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#5570869 - 01/29/15 10:27 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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RL17 should do well. The 6XC that I run and 6CM are pretty close together and the reigning concensus for the 6XC is between H-4350 and RL-17, however H-4831 and Varget do have some proponents.

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#5571143 - 01/29/15 12:31 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Haven't used the RL 17 but have heard good reports on it since it was changed. Have some good results from 100V in the 6.5-284
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#5571294 - 01/29/15 01:42 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I'm shooting 4831sc in my 6slr...I'd think it would work fine. Matter of fact, the guy I bought it from started load work up with hybrid 100v and said it was faster...I have thought about trying it but the 4831 has shot well enough I haven't. Might be good for case capacity though...I'm right on the edge of crunching powder with 4831sc.
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#5571304 - 01/29/15 01:47 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Not sure if it's just my propensity to look at powders out of the normal "Go To" powders but I have not tried H4350 yet in my 6mm Creedmmor even though I have some. When I got my Horizon built 6mm Creedmoor I loaded N160 and Alliant 4000 MR and the N160 worked so well I decided to use that until I run out.

I just started using Reloder 17 in my new AR 10 in 6.5 Creedmoor and it seems like it's going to be a good choice.

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#5571426 - 01/29/15 02:52 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I have some imr 4350 and 4831 I might give a try before going on a powder buy binge. I think I will poor over the 6xc data and get a idea of other acceptable powders since there isn't much data for 6mm Creedmoor besides the 4350 stuff recommended by GAP.
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#5572919 - 01/30/15 08:56 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I used 42.5grns of IMR 4350 with a moly'd 115 Dtac which yielded 3030fps out of a 24" tube........
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#5574593 - 01/31/15 08:29 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Well I have some 105 hybrids headed my way so I think I'll just try the IMR 4350 out first. 6xc seems to be really close in case capacity and has a load listed for varget which would be a great option since I have a lot on hand. I'm going to get in contact with Berger and see if they can give me a starting point.
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#5574805 - 01/31/15 11:12 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Berger is very conservative in their numbers, at least in their manual. I normally start where their max is and go up.

You could probably post on the hide or 6mmbr and someone with quickloads could run you some numbers?
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#5574926 - 01/31/15 12:37 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I've noticed they seem a bit conservative compared to my other manuals. After a lot of research it seems a xc is down a couple grains in case capacity on the Creedmoor and they have the xc getting 3000 with a 105. I'll be stoked to get 3k since I'm planning on a 22" barrel. I did pick up a pound of rl17 and H4350 today but don't know how reliable the source will be.
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#5575129 - 01/31/15 02:43 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd


You could probably post on the hide or 6mmbr and someone with quickloads could run you some numbers?


Can you believe 1200 cartridges in the Quickload database and the 6mm Creedmoor is not one of them. Just makes calculations take longer when you have to add in a cartridge


Dee PM sent
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#5575145 - 01/31/15 03:04 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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Thanks. I am a bit surprised it isn't listed as popular as it's become.
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#5577790 - 02/02/15 07:23 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor [Re: dee]
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I didn't know you had that kmon1. No, as popular as that cartridge is becoming I'm shocked.

JVON had a copy and would help...may he rest in peace.
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