Need 6mm Grendel/AR / 243 LBC bolt gun load data for 90 gr pills

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  1. Bachekermooni

    Bachekermooni

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    Strictly hunting using the 6mm Hornady ELD-X 90 gr bullets and Lapua Brass. This is for a new bolt gun I am having built. Any load data is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SG4247

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    I would start with H4895 and CFE 223.

    Good luck!
     
  3. gunsandgunsmithing

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    8208 and Lt32 are good, too. Some lots of Benchmark can be excellent in the case. It likes some pressure. Just don't go overboard.
     
  4. Bachekermooni

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    Thanks guys. These are wildly varying powders (in terms of burn rate). Is this case that forgiving? I just do not want to buy lots of powders. have none of these on my bench. Do you guys have actual experience with 6mm G in bolt action with these powders? I have read a lot on-line about the 6mm G, but it is almost exclusively on gas guns. I really really really appreciate your actual experience with similar bullet weights with bolt guns. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. Steve Ladino

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    Aren't You basically working with a 6 PPC. ? The 6.5 Gr. bolt gun likes high pressure, top loads for best accuracy has been my experience, TAC with the heavy bullets and H 335 with lighter bullets has worked for me in the 6.5 Grendel bolt action.
     
  6. JohnW...ski

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    I shoot a 6 mm Ar cartridge in a bench rest rig with very good results. It is a 24" heavy varmint 1-8 twist barrel. I am using Berger 90 gr BT target bullets, Lapua brass, CCI BR4 primers and have had really good success with 28.0 gr. of Varget. Lately I have been using Vihtavuori N133 successfully but you need to be careful with N133, it is easy to get expanded primer pockets. I was getting improved groups as I increased the charges above
    28.0 gr. until at 29.8 all the primers started falling out. I went back to 28.0 gr. but as summer wore on and temps increased the pressure signs came back. I then started working down and found another node at 27.2 gr. where the group sizes were nearly as good as the hot loads.
    Good luck,
    John
     
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  7. riflewoman

    riflewoman Gold $$ Contributor

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    I would think N135 might be a better option for the 6 AR than 133. Or even good old 4895.
     
  8. HomeSlice

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    I have a 6fatrat space gun, but I've had good luck with H4895 with Hornady 87 and SMK 95 and 110s
     
  9. Bachekermooni

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    Thanks John.
     

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