Reloader 26 6.5 creedmoor

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  1. WEL

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    I had seen on the web where guys were getting some impressive velocities with reloader 26 in the creedmoor with 140 gr bullets. I was very skeptical due to the lack of pressure tested data out there. Now I see Berger has data listed for their 135 gr classic at 2977 with R 26. I did a ladder with a 140 eldm from 44-48.5 gr. Velocity increase was fairly linear from 2758 to 3009 fps. No sticky bolt. Primers nice and round. Very slight craterering. Hard to tell as my firing pin probably needs to be bushed and slightly craters at normal loads. No ejector marks. Is this stuff pixie dust lol. Hard to believe you can be at 6.5 284 velocities with the Creedmoor. Has anyone run R 26 in the creed at 2900 ish? How is your brass holding up. Ladder was with Hornady brass.
     
  2. Bc'z

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    I'm running 47 gr with 143eldx in 22" barrel
    At 2728 av fps
    47.2 with 140 vld at 2741.
    I'm playing with other powders as I only have 1.5 lbs of my magic dust to last until we get more in stock.
     
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  3. WEL

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    47 gr got me 2900 in a 26" barrel.
     
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    I'd have a chub running at those speeds with the accuracy I have.
     
  5. WEL

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    H 4350 has been very accurate for me runing 2750 ish. Going to test some loads with R 26 after running this pressure ladder. From 45-48.5 gr all shots were within 1 1/4".
     
  6. grovey

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    I loaded up 46.4 - 47.6 behind a 140 gr Amax in new LRP brass, and now I'm waiting on a decent day to shoot them.
     
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    I dont give 2 chits 6 ways from Sunday if its raning pitch forks n hammer handles tomorrow.
    We shootin!!
     
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  8. Bc'z

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    I bet you find a load n there..
     
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    My brass has quite a ways to grow, and 47.6 was halfway up the neck before I tapped it down. I've seen some guys say 48 grs was a good place to be, and loads up to 49gr...but they were running Hornady brass. I may run into pressure before I get thru these?
     
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    What brass are you running?
    My 47gr 143eldx load is in norma, took it to 48.3 no pressure
    My 47.2gr 140 vld load is in hornady, took it to 48 no preasure.
    Brother is running 47gr with alpha wlrp brass
    147 eldm molly coated 2750fps.
     
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  11. grovey

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    Peterson LRP brass.
     
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  12. sbhooper

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    I load 46 grains of 26, under the ELDM 147, for 2747 fps. It is super accurate and flattens deer. I could push it a bit more, but don't need to. Brass seems to do alright with this load. criterion 24-inch barrel.
     
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    I am loading 45.5g R26 in Peterson LRP with 147 ELD m bullets. I am getting 2860 fps out of a 26" barrel and the load is deadly accurate. With Hornady brass I was loading 47g. of R26.
     
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    This is 49.1 RL26 and the 135 berger classic hunter straight from the book. Pretty impressive and clover leaf accurate from a 24” tube.
     
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  15. Steve Ladino

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    It makes fast !
     
  16. Laurie

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    Just be careful. Re26 is a Swiss Nitrochemie manufactured powder from the same source as Re17. Usually we see a 'Reload Swiss' equivalent to these powders in Europe, but not this one, so I cannot tell if like Re17 / RS60, it is one of the company's hot 'high-energy' grades with the advanced 'EI' deterrents infusion technology. However, on the basis of these MVs, I'd say it's highly probable.

    If so, then you get a large MV increase over alternative equivalent 'conventional' powders, but you also see a large increase in the rate of barrel wear - if you load to maximum pressures. Fair do's - you get the performance, but there are no free lunches in this game!
     
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