6x47L with 90-95 gr. deer bullets

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  1. th82457

    th82457 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have a new to me 6x47L lightweight rifle with a 1:8 twist 23" barrel. Looking for best powder for 90 to 95 grain Hornady, Sierra, Nosler bullets. Initially tried H4350 & RL-16, but not impressed by either. I am thinking a bit faster powder for these bullets ? Maybe IMR 4895, IMR 8208 or Varget ? Anyone here found a winning combination ? Gun was set-up for 108 ELD-M, but I would prefer a bit lighter bullet for my purposes.

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  2. DirtySteve

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    What primers have you been using? Try H4350 with a CCI#450...
     
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  3. Nightraider

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    H4895 with 90gr ELD-X will move at 3400fps. 450y 5 shots 20190602_194300.jpg
     
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    Try some VV n135
    A little more in price, but at least you can still find it in stock.
    Since this for a deer load, you wouldn't need more than a pound.
     
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  5. th82457

    th82457 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have been using CCI450 primers with all powders tried so far. 90 ELDX & H4895 group looks great. I currently have both H4895 & IMR4895 plus many other powders. I have 90 Sierra Game changers, 95 Hornady SST & 95 Nosler Ballistic tips. May try 4895 with these, then get some 90 ELD-X. I have had good accuracy with 110 ELDX in my 25-06.

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  6. McGraw

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    Sierra has a 100 grain GameChanger on their website now that I haven’t seen listed anywhere else.
     
  7. th82457

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    I will check that 100 grain Game Changer out also.
    Thanks
     
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  8. poorboy

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    WW760/H414 works well in my 260.
     
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  9. Zero333

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    N-550 is another great choice. You'll get very good velocity too.
     
  10. dk17hmr

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    I have a 21.75" 6-250AI and shoot the 90gr game changer with reloader 16 at just shy of 3400fps. It's a killer

    Took this guy at 330 yards last season.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Varget, CCI 400, 90 Scirocco's, and 95 SST's have worked well for me. 8 twist 26" Broughton,Stiller TAC30.
     
  12. th82457

    th82457 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Very nice muley. Guessing Colorado, Wyoming or Idaho ? I have loaded up a 1/2 dozen loads with IMR4895, Varget, IMR8208 & H414. Just need to get back to the range & see what my gun may prefer. I will still experiment some more with RL-16 & H4350 also. Thanks & keep replies coming. I am sure there are others that can benefit from these recommendations.
     
  13. Spook

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    mine like H4350 and RL-17
     
  14. Bulletbob

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    I 100% agree on the RL17, H4350. But tend towards RL17 the most.
     
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  15. Spook

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    What Bob said...
     

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