6.5 Creed Powder Nodes

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by 500Stroker, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. 500Stroker

    500Stroker Silver $$ Contributor

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    I shot A 6.5 Creed, 250 CCI primer, Hornaday brass, 140 Sierra GK bullet jumped .010, Varget powder.
    My question is - If I have a well working powder node at 32.5gr of Varget on a powder ladder theoretically where would my next higher accuracy node be on the same ladder?
    I am not asking this so I dont have to do the testing (I did test) I just trying to prove out I theory in my own mind.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. shoot4fun

    shoot4fun Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yes there usually is another higher node, especially when you are so far down the ladder at this point.
    Unless you just have Varget and don't care about having accuracy and performance (velocity) then my advice is find another powder. Do you have access to RL16, RL17, H4350 or similar burn speed powders? My "go-to" has long been RL17 for the cartridge/bullet combo you're using but (after seeing fantastic results with 6 Creedmoor) I am working to establish a node for RL16.
     
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  3. 500Stroker

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  4. 6.5creed

    6.5creed Silver $$ Contributor

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    Not sure about Varget but with H4350 the nodes have all been about .5-.7 apart.

    42.2 g h4350 has been an outstanding load in several 6.5 Creedmoors I've loaded for with 140's

    I'm no authority but I've always used br 2 instead of the 250s with excellent results
     
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  5. Clancy

    Clancy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Did you mean to type 32.5 grains?

    That is a very anemic charge.
     
  6. 500Stroker

    500Stroker Silver $$ Contributor

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    Ya, I cant explain why but my Savage Long Range Hunter 6.5 Ceedmoor likes lite loads, 32.5gr is correct.
    Now you know why I am looking for higher node.
     
  7. Zero333

    Zero333 Gold $$ Contributor

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    3% increments give or take. So I've read.
     

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