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#3291711 - 01/20/22 10:58 AM 85 gr sierra
duck Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: indiana
i got a quite a few of these bullets w and a bunch of 8208 xbr. . powder . can,t find much reloading info on this with this powder in a 6.5 grendel anybody reload these, the good bad or ugly. just wandering either way . or what would be a better powder that i can find

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#3291990 - 01/23/22 11:53 AM Re: 85 gr sierra [Re: duck]
arky65 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 267
Loc: AR
Have you looked here

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#3292110 - 01/24/22 09:07 AM Re: 85 gr sierra [Re: duck]
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#3292250 - 01/25/22 09:06 AM Re: 85 gr sierra [Re: jetman]
arky65 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 267
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Originally Posted By: jetman


That is correct, might be a reason, I do not know.

They do list a charge for 90 grain bullets, if it were me I would back off the 90 grain listing by 5% and work from there.


Bullet Weight
90 GR. SPR TNT HP
Case
Lapua
Primer
Federal 205M, Small Rifle Match
Starting Load Maximum Loads
Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
IMR IMR 8208 XBR Out of Stock 0.264" 2.220" 29.0 2,580 34,700 PSI 31.0C 2,794 42,400 PSI

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start load 29 grns max 31 compressed.
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#3293278 - 02/03/22 12:40 PM Re: 85 gr sierra [Re: duck]
Boomstick Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 302
Loc: NY
If you can find it, try RL 10x. You'll get a bit more oomph that 8208


Edited by Boomstick (02/03/22 12:40 PM)

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