Berger 6.5cm 140g hybrid

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I’m right at 2850 with my hand loads with the 140 hybrids. Lapua brass, CCI 450’s and 42.7 H4350.

picked up 300 rounds of these factory Berger 140’s last year as I mainly just wanted the brass. Shot them at a couple of matches and they were right at 2805. Still shot, grouped and chronoed extremely well. Actually was the best factory ammo I’ve ever shot.
 

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  • Oct 23, 2017
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    I recently picked up a few boxes of the Berger 6.5cm 140hybrids, the box is showing 2850fps, I’m curious how close I can expect to get to the velocity. 24” proof barrel
    You're probably gonna be 2850-2875.

    My factory Tikka 24" is a "slow barrel" and shoots them at 2800.

     

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    Im right at 2850 with 140 Hyrbids out of 4+ 6.5x47L 27" barrels (Krieger, Bartlein and Rock Creek Cut).. If you dont get there in 6.5cm, you wont be too far off. Dont worry about speed, Ill take accuracy over speed any day. Just dial your dope..
     
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    Mdfowlman2

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    Im right at 2850 with 140 Hyrbids out of 4+ 6.5x47L 27" barrels (Krieger, Bartlein and Rock Creek Cut).. If you dont get there in 6.5cm, you wont be too far off. Dont worry about speed, Ill take accuracy over speed any day. Just dial your dope..
    Thanks! Not worried so much about speed as I was looking to see down range energy.
     

    upsdownsideways

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    I’m right at 2850 with my hand loads with the 140 hybrids. Lapua brass, CCI 450’s and 42.7 H4350.

    picked up 300 rounds of these factory Berger 140’s last year as I mainly just wanted the brass. Shot them at a couple of matches and they were right at 2805. Still shot, grouped and chronoed extremely well. Actually was the best factory ammo I’ve ever shot.
    What is your ogive or COAL?

    I am running into issues with a similar load, but I am using federal 210Ms, not CCIs.

    Only getting 2620 with 41.5 of H4350s. My COAL is 2.860.
     

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    My JP LRP pushes them nice and easy at 2675 with 41.5 grs H4350 and half moa. Out to 1200 it's worked fine. I haven't even bothered with finding a higher node.
     

    Patriots1884

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    Finally got my 24" 6.5 creedmoor barrel screwed back on to test the few boxes of Berger ammo with the the 140's as well as some of my reloads.

    Only shot 3 of the factory berger as I want to save the rest for my trip to the longer range. 2789 avg which I'm thrilled with for factory ammo. The 6 creedmoor berger ammo I had was quite slow compared to what most would load to.

    For my handloads I'm also using the 140 hybirds
    Peterson LRP with 210m
    41.2gr H4350
    COAL-2.86
    Avg vel- 2770
     

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