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6.5x55 Tikka, Norma brass, Winchester LR primers & IMR 7828SSC. 143 ELDx loaded to .0010 from the lands.

48.4, 48.6, 48.8 or 49?

Working up a new load for my rifle & these are the groups I'm getting really promising results. I'm 99% sure i should pick something bang-slap in the middle (48.7) & call it good.
49gr is absolutely the maximum so going higher isn't an option.
I'm seeing zero pressure signs on any of these loads but they're all over published loads. No tough extractions, no heavy web stretch, no extractor or swipe marks. But i really don't want our need to go hotter.

I haven't run them over a chrono yet, because I don't want to get too hung up on velocity. I'll test them once I pick a load. From previous experience, I'd guess around 2790 up to 2840fps




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26 minutes ago, jpx2rk said:

I would test the "odd" increments now, 48.1, .3. etc.

This and a few more rounds down range. Say 3 or 4 on a cold barrel and 3 or 4 or so on a hot barrel.

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What will this gun and load be for?

If hunting, just pick one and go, no need to waste powder and bullets when just about every one of those groups is good enough. 

That is unless you want to for fun😎

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