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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

I had ordered a barrel from MatchGradeMachine, a 6.5x55 swede, 25", 1 in 8 twist .......... knowing i wanted to shoot 140 gr bullets. Well, I was tempted by the sleek look of the 129gr Hornady SST's and bought those to try first, with RL22. Best group was around 2 1/2" at 100yds. SO, I then bought a box of Hornady 140gr flat base Interlock's, one of my favorite hunting bullets. They shot a little better..........2" groups with various loads. Still not very happy. But TODAY, I loaded several different loads with IMR4350 and the 140gr Interlocks and am pleased to say I shot from a .75" to a 1.25" group with 4 differen gr variations!
If anyone wants about 85 Hornady 129gr SST's in 6.5MM just let me know.............you can have them. Also, if anyone wants some RL22.....I need to buy a lb of the 4350. If ya have some 140gr bulleets you want to trade that would be good too. But, If you just want to bullets for free, let me know. Joe
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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

nice offer

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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

I use 37.0 gr of 4350. 140 gr hornandy's. Shoot's under a inch consistently, when the gun is clean. Get a few rounds in it and groups open up.
I'd try the 129's but dont want to mess with a good thing. I'm sure someone will take ya up on the offer.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

it would be a good bullet i think in a 1 in 9 twist barrel.
well.if any of my HPA buddys want the bullets and powder let me know
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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

I could use the RL-22, but you're a good distance away from Clearfield Co!

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yea, too far........anyone close could have the items
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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

I've had good luck with luck with Varget in the Swede.
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Re: Finally!! Found the sweet spot on my new 6.5x55!!!

41.5 grs of IMR 4350 with a 140gr hornady Interlock is shooting right around 1"........sometimes .75, sometimes 1.25.thats me and I feel a 1" group is a great 300 yd hunting rifle for sure
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