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#6517386 - 10/29/16 01:51 PM Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47
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Anyone have a load for Hornady 143ELD X out of a 6.5x47 Lapua?

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#6527174 - 11/04/16 01:27 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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I think 39.8 grains of H -4350 seated at 2.110 base to ogive will do. This four shot group measures .422 and was the best group out of 6 different loads . Three varget loads starting at 36 grains to 36.6 grains and three loads of H 4350 starting at 39.5 grains to 40.1 . I may try playing with the seating depth to see if it helps shrink that down a bit.


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#6527692 - 11/05/16 12:34 AM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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Looks good and it'll get the job done. But I'd dare say that Tony builds a rifle that will shoot better than most of us can. Try shooting groups playing with seating depths increasing in 0.015 increments up to 0.090 -- you'll find one that ought to stack em.
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#6528013 - 11/05/16 12:44 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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I think I've got and accurate measurement my chamber is 2.144 base to ogive so I will load some up at 2.142 , 2.140, 2.138 and see where that gets me .

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#6528259 - 11/05/16 05:58 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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That looks like 0.0015-0.002 increases (not 0.015) and you won't see much difference

Try

2.144 - 0.015 = 2.129
2.128 - 0.015 = 2.114
2.114 - 0.015 = 2.099
Etc
Etc

I'm shooting 143 eld-x in my creedmoor and best group was at 0.040 jump -- 1/8 moa -- the other seating depths the groups opened up to .75-1.5 moa.
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#6528417 - 11/05/16 08:51 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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Gotcha. Thanks . I subtracted by one too many zeros.

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#6603511 - 12/26/16 08:34 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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Four shot groups. I think 2.115 at 30 thousandths off the lands is where it's at. This rifle is scary accurate.

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#6603548 - 12/26/16 08:54 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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Very nice.
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#6604187 - 12/27/16 11:16 AM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: Cattleman]
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Nice!! What tool are you using to measure the ogive?
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#6604347 - 12/27/16 01:13 PM Re: Hornady 143 ELD X out of a 6.5x47 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I'm using the Hornady Comparator .

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