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    well done Jake
    2 PRC's that's a commitment

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    Just received some of the 153 A-Tips and the 156 EOL Berger's for the 6.5 PRC build. Travis at TScustoms is spinning me up a couple barrels for the Cadex Sheepdog action for a somewhat shorter barrel suppressed high country mule deer gun. In a Manners EH1A. Have 22 and 24 inch proof CF Sendero barrels and plan on using a 5 inch suppressor on it. Hoping to see 2900 out of the heavy pills with the 22 inch barrel with RL26. Using ADG brass with Cci200 primers.

    Compliments of MarkM and PB, I have some 135 A-Tips that I'll see how those do also.
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    Plans changed on the Cadex 300prc a little. Putting a 29 inch bartlien Heavy Varmnit barrel on it with the 338 can. I am going for a little over 3k without getting into pressure with the new 230 A-Tips. Ended up snagging the ZCO 5-27 on this gun now with the Era-tac 20moa mount for a total of 40moa base/mount. This will get me 30ish mils roughly of come up in the scope with easily able to zero at 100. Scope has 35 mils so I'm about 5 ish mils off the bottom of erector at 100. Good by me. Trying to get a little more wind bucking ability at distance over the 215s and think this will do the trick. I'll update here after the next outing at the long distances. More consistent hits at 2k+ with less wind is the goal here and should be plenty capable.
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    Consistent hits at 2K+, in the "Wind Zone", will be impressive to say the least.
    Looking forward to your results JW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwknutson17 View Post
    Plans changed on the Cadex 300prc a little. Putting a 29 inch bartlien Heavy Varmnit barrel on it with the 338 can. I am going for a little over 3k without getting into pressure with the new 230 A-Tips. Ended up snagging the ZCO 5-27 on this gun now with the Era-tac 20moa mount for a total of 40moa base/mount. This will get me 30ish mils roughly of come up in the scope with easily able to zero at 100. Scope has 35 mils so I'm about 5 ish mils off the bottom of erector at 100. Good by me. Trying to get a little more wind bucking ability at distance over the 215s and think this will do the trick. I'll update here after the next outing at the long distances. More consistent hits at 2k+ with less wind is the goal here and should be plenty capable.
    230’s at over 3k FPS is wicked. I’m with Gaijin, consistency at 2k is a worthwhile endeavor.

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    Thought I would circle back here on the 6.5 PRC...

    After a 100 rounds through the 22" 6.5 PRC I did another load workup with RL26 and the 156g Bergers. ADG brass. CCI200 primers. Seated at the lands at 2.970. Freebore is .125 on this TS Customs spun up barrel. Barrel sped up 30 fps since new.


    22" TUBE

    RL26..FPS

    53.7.. 2813

    54.0.. 2821

    54.3.. 2837

    54.6.. 2869

    54.7.. 2889 shot this after to see where this node began

    54.9.. 2895

    55.2.. 2898

    55.3.. 2891 shot this after to see if I was still in this node.

    55.5.. 2907

    55.8.. 2920



    My original load workup when the barrel was new was a little different and when the barrel sped up, got me out of it. Accuracy was in the .5moa range 5 round groups. 3 round groups were in the .18-.22 moa range. ES is 8 and SDs of 3.0. Never over 5 for SDs. May use this same load still if the 54.9-55.2 range doesn't show good results. If its decent I'll work back from the lands in ten thou increments and see if it tightens up.


    More to follow.

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    Very nice velocities. Well done, that 6.5PRC should be a great mountain gun.

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    Awesome write up on these, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    Very nice velocities. Well done, that 6.5PRC should be a great mountain gun.

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    That's the plan. Built to be my high county mule deer rig. Wife is using it on her elk tag this year also. Goes through the 31st of January so well see how it does on a cow elk. 2900 with the 156s was my goal out of the 22" tube. So I am pleased. Shouldn't let me down when I burn my 12 mule deer points on a timberline buck!
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    In a round about journey I bought a Seekins Havak PH2 in 6.5PRC. I started with a Bergara Highlander and had issues right off the bat. Would only hold 2 rounds in the magazine and could barely do that! When chambering a round the bolt would ride over the cartridge. Sent it back to Bergara and the said they fixed the bolt issue but didn't really. Depending upon how you load the cartridge in the internal magazine the bolt would still ride over the round when trying to chamber a round. Bergara also said the mag only holds 2 round even though they advertise 3. Ended up selling it at a loss and then getting the Seekins. Absolutely love it! I'm hunting with Copper Creek 140gr Berger Elite Hunter ammo. Easily shooting .5" 5 shot groups at 100 yards. So far I've only had the opportunity to shoot out to 750 with this. I REALLY wish I had someplace to go out to 1000 and beyond. 750 is getting pretty boring and I'm nowhere near the shooter y'all are.
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