Help with PRC 6.5

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Help please. My niece got her 1st rifle over a year ago but hasn't found ammo for it. At Thanksgiving when i talked to her i said i would reload some .
Have all components and dies ordered but never loaded a 6.5 anything.
Have Sierra 120gr SPT, 130gr TGK , 140 gr TGK and Hornady 143gr ELDX on order powder that i have is H4831,H1000, IMR4350,IMR7828,IMR 4831? And Western Powder Magnum to work with .
Any help with what what Powder i should pair with bullets would be great as i only have 1 manual that lists 6.5 PRC . Thank you
 

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    Here’s some data from Christensen MPR 24” CF barrel. Not exactly the same bullets but get you in the ballpark 🍻


    Hornady 147 gr ELDM
    H4831 54.0 gr
    Hornady brass x 7
    CCI 200
    COL 2.058
    COAL 2.945
    0.75” x 10

    Hornady 147 gr ELDM
    H4831 54 gr
    Hornady brass x 3
    Fed 210M
    COL 2.015
    COAL 2.940
    2936, 2942, 2935, 2934, 2936 SD 3.1
    1”


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    H1000 and 140 class bullets are a good bet. Follow the above Hornady data and the data on Hodgdon's site and you should be in the right area. Nosler has 6.5 PRC data on their site as well.
     

    Cr1775

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    Thank you all looks like I'll start with H4831 and H1000
     

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    I've seen quite a posts asking for 6.5 PRC data / info so maybe it should go up with the other cartridges on the stickys
     

    Cr1775

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    That was the 1st place i looked surprisingly it wasn't on it. But got what i needed just didn't want to burn up components to get a load since i haven't seen large rifle primers and slow powder at the store for a while.