6.5 man bun.

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I have a 6.5 man bun in a ruger America preader. I just bought 130 grn accubonds. Have any of you worked up a load with this.
I am haveing a friend loading it up for me. Any idea on what powder i should use
 

Boomerusaf

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Well curiosity got the better of me. What is a 6.5 man-bun?
6.5 creedmoor, things that are new and popular have a natural resistance. Hence, manbuns and 6.5 creedmoors.


I learned the hard way.
 

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If we refered to the Creedmoor by anything other than Manbun, then all the 10 yr olds that associate as girls would be offended. :D:

From hearing other peoples reports, H4350 seems to be the ticket with the 130gr bullets.
Although i do know of one person using RL26 with 140gr bullets with good results.
 

Sliverflipper

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I tried one load with Re 15 and 129 Interlocks. I only used 36 grains and it was right at 2800, from my rifle. What kind of velocity did you get with the 39 grains? My favorite load for the Creed is a 147 ELDM, over Reloder 26.
If I remember correctly it was right around 2800 as well. My gun hasn't liked anything from 140gr and up. I'll have yo look into rl26!
 

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If I remember correctly it was right around 2800 as well. My gun hasn't liked anything from 140gr and up. I'll have yo look into rl26!
Re 17 may work well, too. It is my go-to in my .260s, along with the Hornady 129 Interlock. The 6.5s like lots of powders. I also did one load with some Varget and Speer 120s that shot real well in one of my .260s.
 

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The "node" for 130 grain bullets is around 2850-2875 fps. 140 grain is around 2750-2775. The 6.5 creedmore and the 6.5x47 Lapua both shoot sub 1/2" groups if you start at .020 off the lands and go up by .005 until you find the "seating node". If you need some help, Hodgdon has there 2019 reloading book out (powder types and charges) and if you follow the Hornady reloading book for COAL/OAL you should be pretty close.
 
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