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Reloading 6.5 long ranger

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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Me78569 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Finished up my load development using RL26 and Hammer Hunter 124gr

average of 2965 fps using 46.0 gr of RL26 an 2975 using 46.2 gr.

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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Ojaileveraction » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:37 pm

I'm impressed!
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Me78569 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am

Bump,

Anyone else loading their Long Ranger in 6.5 Creed? curious how long you can go on Coal before hitting the lands. It differs bullet to bullet, but it would still give me a decent idea about stuff.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Ojaileveraction » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:49 am

Me78569 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am
Bump,

Anyone else loading their Long Ranger in 6.5 Creed? curious how long you can go on Coal before hitting the lands. It differs bullet to bullet, but it would still give me a decent idea about stuff.
You should get a Hornady LnL OAL gauge with a 6.5 Creedmoore modified case.
You'll be able to check the jump or jam of any bullet in you LR.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:58 am

Really nice group for sure. Im surprised the magazine will give you enough room you can play with the OAL much.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Mags » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:15 pm

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Also if the OAL is too long and the round doesn't fully seat into the chamber, the bolt may seize in place with it partially extended out the back of the receiver. Once seized the action won't cycle and it can take quite a bit of effort to get it unstuck.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:58 am
Really nice group for sure. Im surprised the magazine will give you enough room you can play with the OAL much.
Me78569 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am
Anyone else loading their Long Ranger in 6.5 Creed? curious how long you can go on Coal before hitting the lands. It differs bullet to bullet, but it would still give me a decent idea about stuff.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Me78569 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:40 pm

The mag length appears to work well all the way up to almost 2.920"

I went out and got a OAL gauge. I've trying to get around not getting it, but I was struggling to measure oal correctly.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Ojaileveraction » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:45 pm


I went out and got a OAL gauge. I've trying to get around not getting it, but I was struggling to measure oal correctly.
I know people use a case the modify themselves and a "smoked" bullet but it takes only a minute to use the gauge tool.
I HAVE THE STRAIGHT AND CURVED.
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Re: Reloading 6.5 long ranger

Post by Me78569 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:19 pm

Looks like my COAL With Hammer Hunter 124 GR bullets is 2.8975" so it looks like my hunting round will be sitting at ~2.87 assuming it retains the above accuracy. I was loading to 2.8500. Upping to 2.900 resulted in ~.5 gr more powder with the same realitive case fill% so I am assuming I will be close to that. Fuzzy math of course

again all theory and I have to redo my workup, but I should be sitting right at 3000 FPS with the Hammer Hunter bullets. Which puts me at 1500 ft/lb of energy at 550 yard
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Shoulda bought that OAL gauge a long time ago lol.
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