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How was the match today BSA? Did you shoot your 6.5?

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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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I picked up a couple hundred 55gr Hornady Vmax to try for now. I have LC nato brass and on hand have H335, H4895 and Benchmark.
I may try some 68gr BTHP if I come across some.


This may sound weird, but the 53gr Vmax has a better BC than the 55 and even the 60gr Vmax. That is one reason I suggest it, and in a 1 in 9 twist, it will stabilize very well. In fact, it's been one of the better shooting bullets in my 1 in 9 twist Rugers and Savage rifles. Also, one of the nice things about it is it's available and generally a pretty good price @ around $22/100. That 68gr BTHP is also one that you can normally find for a decent deal. Your H335 and benchmark will work great for those bullets too.

Ok thanks. I’ll keep an eye out for 53gr Vmax and give them a try.

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Just an update on this topic.
I wasn’t having much luck finding an accurate load with 55gr Vmax with a few different powders so decided to try some of my 75gr eld-m because I had an open box. Tried a couple loads with VV N-140 and they were a lot more accurate than the 55’s.
So I stopped there and I bought some 73 eld-m and my first 3 load charges with N-140 are all putting 10 shots within an inch at 109 yds. With some more experimentation hopefully I can tighten that up more.

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TAC pushed hard is another option.


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