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#2973688 - 07/01/16 06:22 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: pcammo]
DGW Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 581
Loc: Texas
FWIW, loaded up some IMR4166 Enduron with Nosler 70 grain bullets for my 6x45 rifle a couple of days ago. Meant to shoot them today, but didn't. However, I have had some decent results for accuracy with the IMR4166 in my reloads for the .223 and .308. Haven't used the powder much....kinda pricey compared to other powders I normally prefer.

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#2980136 - 07/26/16 08:29 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: pcammo]
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Registered: 08/02/15
Posts: 15
Loc: Nevada
Yesterday I decided to run a few different 6x45 loads over a chronograph. My goal was to load some different powders I had on hand to get baseline pressure and velocities. I chose loads that I thought would be safe in my gun.

These loads were fired through an AR-15 built around a Midway AR Stoner 5R 20” barrel. None of the loads showed signs of excessive pressure and seem to have room for development. All were loaded to mag length, 2.260”. Mixed cases and Tula SR Magnum primers. All functioned perfectly in my gun.

Conditions were not great. Temp was 99 degrees. (HOT)

I only used two bullets. First was the Sierra 90 gr GK FMJBT. My goal was around 2,600 fps with this bullet. No problem.

1. 22.1 gr Alliant 1200-R, Avg velocity 2554 fps, ES 73.7
2. 24 gr Varget, Avg velocity 2486 fps , ES 38.1
3. 23.6 gr 8208 XBR, Average velocity 2622 fps, ES 34.7
4. 24 gr TAC, Average velocity 2591 fps, ES 9.4
5. 24 gr AR-Comp, Average velocity 2662 fps, ES 62

The low ES of the TAC load was a pleasant surprise. Think that will be the first powder I work with. It’s also a great powder for my 77 gr 5.56 loads.

I also fired a few rounds using the 55 gr Nosler Varmageddon. This bullet is fun and blows up anything it hits.

1. 26 gr 1200-R, Average Velocity 3277 fps, ES 12

Hope this is helpful.
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#2980142 - 07/26/16 08:48 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: pcammo]
GLShooter Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 4924
Loc: AZ
Those look good. Speeds are reasonable. For grins could you post up your case volume average on three same HS fired cases. I want to compare my Winchesters to others.

Greg
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#2980208 - 07/27/16 01:30 AM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: GLShooter]
cb4017 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/15
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Loc: Nevada
Originally Posted By: GLShooter
Those look good. Speeds are reasonable. For grins could you post up your case volume average on three same HS fired cases. I want to compare my Winchesters to others.

Greg


Sure Greg. The majority of my cases are LC surplus and RP. This was the first time I tried measuring case capacity. I weighed the cases empty then filled with water. The weights listed are the difference.

Average for the LC was 32.47 gr. Average for the RP was 32.27

How does the Winchester compare?
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#2980290 - 07/27/16 11:44 AM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: cb4017]
GLShooter Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
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Loc: AZ
Originally Posted By: cb4017
Originally Posted By: GLShooter
Those look good. Speeds are reasonable. For grins could you post up your case volume average on three same HS fired cases. I want to compare my Winchesters to others.

Greg


Sure Greg. The majority of my cases are LC surplus and RP. This was the first time I tried measuring case capacity. I weighed the cases empty then filled with water. The weights listed are the difference.

Average for the LC was 32.47 gr. Average for the RP was 32.27

How does the Winchester compare?


Thank you so much. You have no idea how much those numbers mean to me. I'm doing a number crunch with QL and needed some real world numbers vs the "computer model" stuff. BTW my Winchester commercial cases are 32.8.

Greg
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#2992372 - 09/09/16 11:17 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: pcammo]
firefox117 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Wyoming
Thank you. I will be adding this to my collection and sharing it as well.

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#2994652 - 09/20/16 08:56 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: pcammo]
Harley1340 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 2
Loc: Georgia,USA
As you can tell, I am new on the site, But have been lurking and doing quite a bit of reading..

I have aquired a 16.5" contender barrel in 6-45 an my question is about dies.. Any brand better than other do i "need" a crimp die ?? I do not plan on building an AR at this time..

Also am looking for load data for 16.5" ,Does it exist ????

Regards,Harley

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#2994661 - 09/20/16 09:35 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: pcammo]
reddog964 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 3904
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Welcome to PM Harley

I use the Redding dies and a crimp die is not needed!! Just pick your bullet and powder and use the normal data, barrel length makes no difference. just work up a load as normal.
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#2994662 - 09/20/16 09:36 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: pcammo]
reddog964 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
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Welcome to PM Harley

I use the Redding dies and a crimp die is not needed!! Just pick your bullet and powder and use the normal data, barrel length makes no difference. just work up a load as normal.

XBR8208 and Benchmark are good powders for the 6x45
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#2994665 - 09/20/16 09:39 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: Harley1340]
firefox117 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Wyoming
Originally Posted By: Harley1340
As you can tell, I am new on the site, But have been lurking and doing quite a bit of reading..

I have aquired a 16.5" contender barrel in 6-45 an my question is about dies.. Any brand better than other do i "need" a crimp die ?? I do not plan on building an AR at this time..

Also am looking for load data for 16.5" ,Does it exist ????

Regards,Harley


Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

No, you wont find data for the barrel, just the load itself (i.e. xxx grains of powder using xxx grain bullet). What you may find is someone who shot those loads out of that barrel, and they can at least tell you how fast and what type of accuracy they are shooting. I have never seen a load specific to a barrel, its all standard to they type of bullet and powder.

As far as crimp (and its been a while since I've look) most dies that I know of have the crimp function. When setting it up, you either set it up to crimp or not to crimp, that's your choice. If you're building a bolt action rifle, don't worry about crimping them. I have hundreds of 6x45's loaded up, not a single crimp on any of them, and no issues.

Brands for dies are all personal preference as well. I have a mix of RCBS and Hornady dies, but you also have Lee, Redding and a few other brands out there. Personally, I like RCBS, but other may tell you they suck and go with brand X instead. If you don't know what brand to get, I'm sure plenty of people here will offer their opinions, or you can take a look around the internet, lots of information to read up on them.

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#2994692 - 09/20/16 10:50 PM Re: 6x45 Load Question [Re: pcammo]
Harley1340 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 2
Loc: Georgia,USA
reddog & firefox, Thank you for the replies...As i mentioned, this is a 16.5" barrel so i have the option of using it as a pistol or carbine, I will for now be using as a carbine as it will be lightweight and easy to manage while carrying...Im not interested in "hot" loads,, im looking for accuracy out to about 250-300 mainly for coyote an fox... And possibly an ear shot on a hog if the opportunity should arise....


Edited by Harley1340 (09/20/16 10:52 PM)

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#2997306 - 10/03/16 05:35 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: GLShooter]
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 4924
Loc: AZ
Here's a current file on the 6X45 load data as the posting is five pages back.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzuroq2iOSD7S2JDRFFYMFQtRTg/view?pli=1



Greg
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#3002224 - 10/25/16 02:37 AM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: pcammo]
ToddMNicoll Offline
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Registered: 10/23/16
Posts: 1
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I'm looking for 6x45 load data, specifically for 90 gr Berger BTHP match, preferably from Bergers manual. Can anybody help me out?

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#3033968 - 01/17/17 09:17 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: pcammo]
gmww Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/07/16
Posts: 28
Loc: Wa.
Any suggestions on a load for the Nosler BT in 55gr. using H335. The downloaded pdf of 6x45 loads gives two loads using H335 for Sierra 55gr. bullet. I was thinking of starting there.

Thanks


Edited by gmww (01/18/17 04:31 PM)

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#3053529 - 03/09/17 01:10 PM Re: 6x45 Load data [Re: gmww]
gmww Offline
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Registered: 09/07/16
Posts: 28
Loc: Wa.
Well I found a nice load with H335 and the Nosler 55 gr Ballistic tip. The average came out to 3245 fps. Should work on ground squirrels way out there. I was within the posted data for H335. I'm using a 24" barrel on a Rem. 700 action.


Edited by gmww (03/09/17 01:12 PM)

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