6.5x55

boomer68boomer68 New MemberPosts: 25 New Member
Could someone please run QL with the Hornady 120gr GMX? Just want to see which powders would be a good starting point.

Thanks!


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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Check out Hodgdon's data.

    https://www.hodgdon.com/
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,502 Senior Member
    VihtaVuori lists 120gr. Sierra with there N-150 powder 32.7gr. for 2427fps and a max of 36.3 for 2579fps

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,832 Senior Member
    Is there anywhere listed data for this cartridge when used in a modern bolt gun like Model 700 or Ruger?
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,502 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Is there anywhere listed data for this cartridge when used in a modern bolt gun like Model 700 or Ruger?

    All the data I have was taken in either a test bbl., M-96 & M-38 Mauser, I'm sure the pressure obtained didn't exceed those for the M-96.

    JAY
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,727 Senior Member
    Ramshot BigGame
    Hodgdon CFE223
    IMR4895
    Reloader-15
    and Norma 203B

    Those are the top 5 powders (Available in the U.S.), velocity wise, from a 22" bbl 2777-2759fps
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,502 Senior Member
    I think if you look at older copy's of Handloader & Rifle Magazine (Wolfe publishing) they will have loads for modern rifles.

    JAY
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 823 Senior Member
    I run AR 2209 which I think is Hodgdon 4350 for my 120gr BT's and 123gr Amax with excellent accuracy.
    I use the Vihtavuori N560 for the 140gr with again very good results.
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 823 Senior Member
    Oh, and Vihtavuori has a separate section in the reloading manual for modern 6.5x555 actions.
    It can be confusing as they have loads for 6.5x55 in the normal way in the main section but look further and you'll find the other section, might be called Skan , for memory.
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