Any Info? 6.5mm/0.264 Norma Bondstrike 143 Grain - for 6.5 Creedmoor

Char'ed Cuterie

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Hi all,

I'm looking to work up a load for 6.5 Creedmoor using these Norma Bondstrike 143 Grain bullets, but it appears to be a relatively new projectile - it's not in AB Loader or Gordon's Reloading Tools.

Does anybody have any load data handy?

Anybody have any info on the G7 BC [Edit - it's 0.313, didn't know they had a non-retail website with more info], or know when Litz & Co might get a custom curve added to AB Loader?

Happy to blaze trails and share results, but hoping somebody has at least poked at this and took notes.

Thanks all!


Projectile I'm referencing: Link to Norma's Website
 
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blisters

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I haven’t used it as I run lead free only for hunting. But from what I understand, most people around here that shoot it load it according to Norma’s own data or by using the ELD-X data from Vihtavuori.

 

Char'ed Cuterie

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Yup, that's most of what I'm finding. I did scrape the barrel around a few other forums, really only one dude posting exact data and results out there.

For posterity - here's Norma's data. Note that 204 and URP are "Pretty Close" to H4350 per the burn rate chart and a few posters online.

Norma Data.png


Still very interested if anybody else out there has 1st hand data on this combo. I'll try to circle back to this and update it once I actually get this test assembled and tested.
 

Char'ed Cuterie

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I did finally get this assembled and shot today over a Magnetospeed, at an indoor 100yd range, from an 18" Bergara Ridge SP, suppressed.

41.5 Grains H4350
2.800 COAL
Federal GM210M

1x Fired Lapua Brass (5 shots): 0.764MOA

Min
2552​
Max
2587​
Avg
2571​
S-D
13.1​
ES
35​

1x Fired S&B Brass (5 shots): 0.903MOA
Min
2536​
Max
2563​
Avg
2552​
S-D
10.5​
ES
27​

They all had light extractor swipe, but so did some factory Berger ammo I also shot. Primers looked normal, bolt lift was easy.

Nothing super special here, but for me, that's good enough to load up and shoot a few matches with and see how they do at distance in the wind.
 
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18Echo

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I bought 400 of these for a future 6.5x284 Norma build. Should be a good hunting bullet for extended / western distances.