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Reloading 6.5-300

Re: Reloading 6.5-300
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2020, 03:26:06 PM »
looks like you have figured out at least one load your rifle likes, and if your lucky the 127's will work out also. Either will work just fine for elk.

Like Blackbear posted, shooting techniques varies between shooters, you just have to find the one that works for you. Personally, I have to hold down the front of the rifle a bit , if I don't, I tend to pull some shots high, and my groups are larger.

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Re: Reloading 6.5-300
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2020, 03:49:20 PM »
Consistency is what you are looking for.However you find it
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Re: Reloading 6.5-300
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2020, 07:36:02 PM »
If I decide to reload the Barnes 127 LRX bullets.  Have you found a good distance from the lands to start with?
My rifle is the Weatherby Mark V Backcountry TI 6.5-300.
Hodgdon suggested to use the IMR8133 instead of the US869 because it is not temperature sensitive  Does this sound like a good powder to start with?

Re: Reloading 6.5-300
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 07:50:53 PM »
Iím still using the factory 127s, I ordered 6 boxes with my rifle when it was announced and will use the brass eventually. I have not tried 8133 either. I would suggest starting with the length of the factory ammo and adjusting from there. If you canít find any when you get to that point PM me and Iíll measure my 127, I know it has been mentioned here in the past.
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Re: Reloading 6.5-300
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2020, 07:58:04 PM »
I have an accumark and a ULW both like the 127lrx and 130 grain scirocco's. I took a large axis deer with scirocco bullet performed awesome. Wife also took a big red stag on another hunt with a 6.5 creedmoor 130 grain scirocco's again rocked the big boy he didn't go 15 yards. I wouldn't have any issue shooting elk with 127-130 or the 140 aframes whichever my rifle preferred most. the 127 and 130's offer a little more downrange, however as pointed out i'm sure most will be taken inside 3-400 yards. If I was worried about that the LRX or Scirocco's will hold up just fine.

Just my 2cents - welcome aboard and good luck in your adventure. Be sure and keep us posted!