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#6445016 - 09/09/16 10:04 AM 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads
Wylietx107 Offline
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Anyone shooting lighter bullets in their 6mm creedmoor? I bought 1000 Sierra 85 grain bthp and no longer have a 243 and want to shoot them or at least see what they will do. A starting point without damage would be great. I have looked around the net but haven't found much info except for 105 grains. Just something I want to tinker with. Thank you.

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#6445220 - 09/09/16 01:07 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
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What's your twist rate?

What powder do you plan to use?
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#6445391 - 09/09/16 02:54 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
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It's an 8 twist. I know I'm defeating the purpose of the cartridge but I can't leave well enough alone

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#6445430 - 09/09/16 03:23 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
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Mine never saw a bullet besides the 105 hybrid in its 1500rd life.
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#6446058 - 09/10/16 12:57 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
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That seems easy enough.... Just start at max loads that you have found with 105 gr bullets and work up from there.

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#6446127 - 09/10/16 07:39 AM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
Wylietx107 Offline
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Right now I'm pretty sure I'm running 41.5 grains h4350. Shoots awesome at around 3150 ft/sec. That's with Hornady 105 amax. It's raining so off to the man cave to get to tinkering. Thanks for all the responses.

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#6446737 - 09/10/16 04:42 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
mudd Offline
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I only shoot 105 hybrids out mine. Pretty much same load as mention above.

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#6449348 - 09/12/16 05:52 PM Re: 6mm Creedmoor light bullet loads [Re: Wylietx107]
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The 6CM and 6mm (243) are extremely close in case capacity. IMR4064 is hard to beat in the 243, and it would be a good powder for your application. With the lack of available data, I would start with published loads for the 85/243 combination ON THE LOW END and work up slowly watching for pressure signs as you progress. Go slow and in .3 increments, because while this seems a reasonable approach it is still "no man's land" without any firm data to work off of. If IMR4064 isn't available, H4350 would also be a good choice. Of course, use the H4350 data in that case.
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