Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

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Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

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Post by flechero » Thu May 17, 2018 2:01 pm

Helping a buddy get started in reloading and wanted to see if you guys had a Hornady book that shows the 143 gr. ELD-X, and might be willing to share with me? Maybe a pic of that particular page?

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Re: Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

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Post by jason812 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:16 pm

It's listed on Hodgdon's website:
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Re: Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

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Post by flechero » Thu May 17, 2018 2:33 pm

I usually go there first but managed to miss it earlier. :oops:

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Re: Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

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Post by K-Texas » Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 pm

Everyone seems to believe that H4350 is THE powder for the 6.5 CM. Then, as an alternate RL17. I'd like to mention a couple more that are lesser known but maybe even better. Norma N204 is available through all of the major web retailers like Powder Valley, Midway etc. It is a 4350 class powder like H, IMR and Accurate. It is however, the slowest burning of the group and very well suited to several 6.5mm cartridges like the 6.5 x 47mm Lapua, the CM and the .260 Rem and .260 Rem AI.

Another powder with a Norma (Bofors, Sweden) pedigree is RL16. Alliant says that it's slightly faster burning than RL17 (From Switzerland). I have not seen the evidence of that in SIERRA's data. Unfortunately, I don't think Hornady used either and Nosler used N204 only in .260 Rem, IIRC. They did use RL17 however. N204 is recommended by Norma as an accuracy powder and it's a good one.

Something I need to check on with the folks up at Western Powder Co, who is the US Distributor for Norma powders now, is about a recently discontinued powder they called URP. Coincidental to Norma dropping URP, Alliant introduces RL16 that appears to be a very similar powder while they state that it comes from Bofors in Sweden as all Norma powders do, as well as a good number of the Alliant RL series powders. The main difference being that Norma claims higher QC and manufacturing characteristics for their powders over what Bofors sells to Alliant.

There are, of course, some near duplicates like Norma MRP & RL22, N203B and RL15. The latter too are very close where testing in the 6.5 x 47mm Lapua showed the main difference to be higher charges by only .1 or .2 grs on N203B over RL15. ;-)
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