Nosler 140 RDF with Allaint Reloder 26 – Thompson Center Compass – 6.5 Creedmoor

In this video we use our 6.5 Creedmoor Thompson Center Compass to test with the Nosler 140 gr RDF and Alliant Reloder 26. We use Quick load software to come up with the load data used and compare our results to what Quick load predicted. We show velocity and group data at 100 yards. None of the Load data used in today video is from a published source. We do not recommend using any of the data. For entertainment purposes only.

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Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

My Compass in .243 seems to like a bit of a jump, between 0.030″- 0.040″, and I don’t notice any difference in groups. If I try to push to less than 0.020″, my groups get erratic, and the same if I increase the gap greater than 0.050″. But that’s in .243, and I haven’t played with the 6.5 Creedmore. My velocities, with the 22″ barrel, have been right at, or slightly higher than expected. I wonder if the 5R rifling may have something to do with that? Good report, I hope you can get the RDFs to group, since I… Read more »

Eagle Eye Shooting
Eagle Eye Shooting

Try with better brass. Ive tested hundreds of dollars worth of loading supplies and never had luck with Hornady in 6.5 CM. Also the RDF did well when jammed 5 thousandths. Downside, cant mag feed. Working with this same rifle with a neighbor. The best upgrade was a heavy muzzle brake. We slapped on a tanker brake and groups shrunk significantly. Looks funny but works and keep groups to 5 round shots keeping the barrel at 110*F