6.5 Creedmoor – Reloader 15 vs Factory Load

Reloading 6.5 Creedmoor with Reloader 15

Out on the range today I will test two different loads — loaded with Reloader 15 putting it up against Hornady Factory ammunition. This started to just find a light load for the medium range distance 100 to 300 yards with Reloader 15 and lighter bullets but my buddy showed up with Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor 140gr factory rounds and we decided to make an impromptu video with the gopro.

Dies Used:

The loads were constructed with Redding Competition Dies and lightly crimped with the Redding taper crimp die that is part of the set.

Loads:

1st Load
Bullet — 107gr Sierra Match King
Powder — Reloader 15 — 40.5gr
Primer — S&B Large Rifle Primer
Case — Hornady

2nd Load
Bullet — 109gr Lapua Scenar
Powder — Reloader 15 — 40.5gr
Primer — S&B Large Rifle Primer
Case — Hornady

3rd Factory Load
Hornady 140gr ELD Match

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BigE
BigE

Nice rifle. I have Rem700 in 300 Win Mag with a 28″ Criterion bull barrel and Bell & Carlson M40 stock. I also have a Savage in 308 the same way. Both sport SWFA 10x42s. Doing my 308 load work up tomorrow with Shooter’s World Propellant Precision Rifle powder and 175 SMK bullets in Hornady Match brass with Federal primers. Loads will be 41.9, 42.1, 42.3, & 42.5 grains. Got 10 of each. Also two five shot groups of 42.3 not at 2.800″ but 2.810″ and 2.820″. (Actually measured to the ojive but given overall). The lands on my new… Read more »

BigE
BigE

Well I shot my second set of groups today… All 10 of the 5 shot groups fell between 0.416″ and 1.018″. The 1.018″ group had a flier that I believe was a rifle shift. Might need to bed the action. Without the flier was 0.431″. Had some minor shifts after target relays at the range and also first shots. Started running fouling shots the the rifle was ok. Still saw groups of same load shifting but holding together in groups. Next biggest groups were 0.938″ and 3 at 0.792″. 2 of the 0.792″ groups were at the lands. I averaged… Read more »