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6.5 Creedmoor?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Gene Seward, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

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    Can anyone tell me or tell me where I can find info. on the case lengths and OAL of the cartridge on the Creedmoor? BTW, any other info. you may have would be appreciated.
  2. jack404

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    Specifications
    Bullet diameter .2645 in (6.72 mm)
    Neck diameter .2969 in (7.54 mm)
    Shoulder diameter .459 in (11.7 mm)
    Base diameter .470 in (11.9 mm)
    Rim diameter .4728 in (12.01 mm)
    Rim thickness .0539 in (1.37 mm)
    Case length 1.920 in (48.8 mm)
    Overall length 2.820 in (71.6 mm)
    Primer type Large rifle

    http://www.americanrifleman.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=1527

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  3. jack404

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    Cartridge : 6.5 Creedmoor
    Bullet : .264, 123, Lapua Scenar GB489
    Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.820 inch or 71.63 mm
    Barrel Length : 24.0 inch or 610.0 mm
    Powder : Hodgdon H4350

    Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
    incremented in steps of 1.124% of nominal charge.
    CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

    Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop. Burnt B_Time
    % % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

    -11.2 88 39.50 2591 1834 41000 8651 97.1 1.388
    -10.1 89 40.00 2623 1879 42547 8747 97.5 1.365
    -09.0 90 40.50 2654 1924 44154 8840 97.9 1.342
    -07.9 91 41.00 2686 1970 45826 8927 98.3 1.320
    -06.7 92 41.50 2717 2016 47562 9010 98.6 1.298
    -05.6 94 42.00 2748 2062 49369 9087 98.9 1.277
    -04.5 95 42.50 2779 2109 51248 9159 99.2 1.256 ! Near Maximum !
    -03.4 96 43.00 2810 2156 53198 9226 99.4 1.236 ! Near Maximum !
    -02.2 97 43.50 2840 2203 55235 9287 99.6 1.216 ! Near Maximum !
    -01.1 98 44.00 2871 2251 57351 9343 99.7 1.196 ! Near Maximum !
    +00.0 99 44.50 2901 2299 59557 9392 99.9 1.177 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +01.1 100 45.00 2932 2347 61851 9436 99.9 1.158 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +02.2 101 45.50 2962 2395 64242 9474 100.0 1.140 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +03.4 102 46.00 2991 2444 66736 9506 100.0 1.122 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +04.5 104 46.50 3021 2493 69322 9535 100.0 1.104 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +05.6 105 47.00 3051 2542 72006 9564 100.0 1.086 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

    Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
    Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    +Ba 99 44.50 3014 2481 71573 9021 100.0 1.095 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    -Ba 99 44.50 2736 2045 48445 9399 96.1 1.285


    and below the factory charts ...

    cheers

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  4. Gene Seward

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    You are a good man Jack!!!!!!!!!!!! I got my new T/C Icon yesterday in 6.5 Creedmoor and all I can say is WOW! I have a Millett 4-16X56 mil-dot on it and if it shoot half as good as it looks and feels it is going to be fantastic. Again thanks Jack and I hope you have a great day.
  5. the morning light

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    Congrats on the 6.5 Icon! Let us know how it shoots!
  6. Gene Seward

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    Using 140 gr. Hornady A-Max it shot several sub 1/2 MOA groups right out of the box. I ordered a case length gauge from Lee at 1.920, but when the Hornady Manual came in yesterday it shows the trim length as 1.910. Sooo I ordered another one at that length. Not a problem though. I should have waited until the manual arrived. Will let you know about reloads as soon as I can get to the range (woods), but snowing today.
  7. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    Just curious, is the 6.5 Creedmoor the same cartridge as the 6.5 Grendel?
  8. Gene Seward

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    The short answer is no, but they do resemble one another. I believe the Grendel is shorter in case length. That is about all I can tell you. My buddy has wanted one as long as I have the Creedmoor and I laugh and tell him why would anyone one a Grendel. I do however understand they have alot of good things to say about them.
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    Thanks Gene. I was also very impressed by reports on the Grendel when the army was testing it. It seemed like the perfect military round and I would have loved an AR chambered for it. But the cost of the ammo is prohibitive and I don't reload. Also there's the fact that more AR producers have not offered the caliber makes me fear it will just fade away into obscurity.
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