Factory Ammo Recommendation for 6.5 Creedmoor 1/8 twist barrel

HammerForged

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Can you guys help me out. Where would you start for Ammo for a 6.5 creedmoor Bergara B14 HMR with a 1/8 twist barrel? With the price of ammo, if you guys can clue me in to where I may want to start with ammo spec's it could save me an easy $100 jus narrowing it down. I know every rifle is different, but a general starting point would be great.

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XLR308

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    The Berger line of ammo is definitely worth a look.
    You also end up with a premium brass afterwards if you reload or sell it to recoup some of your cost.
     

    stello1001

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    Berger 130
    Berger 135
    Berger 140
    Berger 144
    Hornady 140 ELDM
    Hornady 147 ELDM
    Hornady 143 ELDX
    Prime 130
    Prime 140
    Hornady 140 AG
    Winchester 140 Match
    Sig Sauer 140
     
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    jcmullis2

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    The good stuff is getting hard to find around here. Berger 130gn and Hornady 140, Hornady 143 or Hornady 147gn. Good luck finding it though.
     
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    OLD308

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    Sellier and Bellot 140 FMJ BT was $11 a box here before the global economic restructuring. 6" steel target at 500 yards all day with every 6.5 rifle I've had out here. To include a Bergara Pro and HMR. Is it Berger quality? Hell no! But its factory ammo thats cheap and shoots. Hope this helps.
     
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    BikePilot

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    A lot for people have had problems with 147s blowing up. Otherwise most any factory match ammo should give good results. Even American Gunner does pretty well. I've been particularly impressed with the factory Berger stuff.
     

    Lil Casino

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    EuroOptic has some factory Berger in stock and they're great to deal with!
     

    HammerForged

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    I was able to get my hands on 10 Boxes of 140 Grain Nosler Match. I figured that since I am so new, and ammo is so scarce, it's worth a shot if it gets me behind the gun. Anyone have experience with this particular ammo?

    Will be keeping my eyes open for all of the recommendations made. I appreciate everyone's help in this forum.

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    SonicBurlap

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    I get my best results with:

    Federal Gold Medal Berger, 130gr.
    Prime, 130gr.

    Close but not quite as consistent:

    Hornady, 140gr. ELDM
    Hornady, 143gr. ELDX
     

    Danmotron

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    I just started testing out ammo in my new 24" 6.5 CM Bergara HMR. So far Hornady Match ELD 120 gr and 140 gr both provided sub moa 5 shot groups. The 120s have looked a little better, but I'm happy with either one depending on local availability.
     

    Stoweit

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    Best for my 24” 1-8 twist has been 130 grain prime followed by hornady 140 Eldm and AG 140 grain
     

    elwarpo

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    also pick up some plinking ammo, S&B... much cheaper and if you are ringing steel at less than 500 yards you probably will not see much of a difference.
    Stello1001 posted a list that is good.
     

    Glock talk

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    Honestly I would roll your own. You will make up the cost if you are shooting a lot or just want to stock up. Outside of that I would try prime or gorilla ammo.