I'm shooting a Ruger American. The reason I'm chasing High FPS is to try for the DRT. I'm also going to aim for the high shoulder shot as well. I'm an old guy w/bad legs and just can't hunt like I used to. No more long drags. I think the 130gr Acubond might be the way to go. Ranges are short...
I'm shooting a 20 inch barrel 6.5 Creed, getting 2550 fps w/ the Hornady factory 143gr ELDX. I want to load the 140 gr Nosler BT w/ RL26. I'm wondering if a LR mag primer would help get me the velocity I'm looking for (2700/2800 fps). Any input would be appreciated.
49 .284 145 gr Speer Hot Core $15
120+/- 140 gr .264 Sierra Game King $20 SPF
100 Hornady .264 143 gr ELDX $28 SPF
42 .358 220 gr Speer Hot Core FN $15 SPF
Looking to trade these for .264 129 - 140 gr BT or AB. I would also be interested in .264 130 gr Sierra Game Changers and .358 180 gr Speer...
I just got a new Ruger American Compact(20" barrel) in 6.5 Creed. Looking for max loads using: RL26, IMR4350 and RL17
143 gr ELD X
Fed 210 Match
Elev 350 ft.
Thank you I appreciate it as this will be a big help
This is all good stuff here,very refreshing to see comments on the the 7600. These rifles have never gotten the credits they well deserve. I have three of them and all are shooters for sure. I have a 25-06, 257 Roberts and a 760 in 358 Win(re-chambered)from 35 Rem.
Thank you all for this very helpful info. She has been shooting 46.5 @2731 fps and I have shot 47.0 as a test for velocity only @2849 fps. This is the vel. range I want to be at, 2800/2900 as she may be hunting in MT this fall, not Maine. I have loaded test loads w/RL 17 from 47 to 48gr half gr...