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    powder/6 Br

    howdy..
    i will begin loading for 6 br shortly an only have varget & imr 4895 avaliable to me at this time.. can some one post min -max loads for each... it would be a hugh help..

    lapau cases
    7 1/2 br prm
    75gr v-max b.tip

    thanks

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    buy/use a reloading manual

    You can also get free info directly from the powder mfg. Google for their contact info.

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    Go to 6mmbr.com they have a lot of stuff posted

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    MrGee: I hope you CAN get your hands on some H 322 powder for your load development.
    My 6mm Remington Benchrest Varminter just LOVES this powder.
    I am using Norma brass, Federal 205 M (match) primers and either Nosler 55 grain Ballistic Tips or Euber 68 grain match bullets along with the H 322 powder.
    Best of luck with your 6mm BR - I sure enjoy mine.
    I have not tried either Varget or IMR 4895 in my 6mm BR as yet so I can't help you with those powders.
    Hold into the wind
    VarmintGuy

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    6mmbr

    I have shot 6mmbr quite a bit. I have the best luck with Varget. My current barrels are 1in8 twist and love 105 bergers. I had no luck with 75grs in my other barrels either.Remington 71/2's are good, Lapua brass is the only way to go. You will need to work up a load for your rifle/chamber. Pay attention to your seating depth and trim length. Start low (22gr) and work up, 6mmbr will sometimes surprise you with what would have been thought to be light loads.

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    varmintguy/captbill

    thanks...
    thats one problem.. locally i haven't found H322 is why i've asked for m-/m+ load scale on varget & imr 4895

    barrel is 14tw... figured 75gr would be the heaviest to use
    using what i've seen online i guess i could work on down from there
    maybe a 1 shot latter for presser an the seat depth afterwoods


    .
    i've been to 6mBr an search'd powder mfg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGee View Post
    howdy..
    i will begin loading for 6 br shortly an only have varget & imr 4895 avaliable to me at this time.. can some one post min -max loads for each... it would be a hugh help..

    lapau cases
    7 1/2 br prm
    75gr v-max b.tip

    thanks
    Varget is no good for your 6mm BR. Send all you have to me. Using it for my 6mm Norma BR. I have a big problem having most of the bullets hitting the back end of the previous bullets.

    "Aim small miss small",

    gt40

    PS: Take a look here: http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

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    gt40

    Ok... i'll swap ya for H322... i've got about 10oz left ... Lol's
    actually i just found that same problem hitting the back of the bullets too
    using W748...
    an thanks i tried hodgons site it was a go beginning

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    Varget in 6mmBR

    Quote Originally Posted by captbill View Post
    I have shot 6mmbr quite a bit. I have the best luck with Varget. My current barrels are 1in8 twist and love 105 bergers. I had no luck with 75grs in my other barrels either.Remington 71/2's are good, Lapua brass is the only way to go. You will need to work up a load for your rifle/chamber. Pay attention to your seating depth and trim length. Start low (22gr) and work up, 6mmbr will sometimes surprise you with what would have been thought to be light loads.
    I have to agree with the Varget piece. I have three 6mmBR barrels;
    a 1 in 14" Hart, a 1 in 7.5" Kreiger and a 1 in 8" Kreiger. All the barrels are LV contour. I've tried other powders but keep coming back to Varget as I've yet to find another powder that does as well.

    Lou Baccino

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    in a 14 twist

    my 6br with Berger 68 grn flat bases LOVE H4895. I actually have used that 6br for group in some matches, and even though it will not beat the 6 PPC's, it holds it's own if I do my part.

    THIS IS ONLY GOOD FOR MY GUN!!!! START LOWER AND WORK UP!!!

    My load is:
    Lapua brass
    32.2 grns H4895
    Wolf SRM primer
    Berger 68 grn flat base
    oal at 2.221 (just kissing the lans)
    shoots 3400 fps in my 28" barrel

    Attached below is a target when I was testing loads. It was shot with brand new brass. The groups have tightened up a bit since then.
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    Powder Valley has H322 in 8lb. keg in stock..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGee View Post
    only have varget & imr 4895 avaliable to me at this time.
    Both are excellent in the 6BR , posting loads , Maximum in particular is frowned on on this forum. I would as someone on this thread has already done suggest you look in a reloading manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGee View Post
    howdy..
    can some one post min -max loads for each... it would be a hugh help..

    thanks
    now if i had a manual with 6 br in it... do yu thinl i'd be asking for a max load DG
    wasn't looking for a max load only

    thanks Yote


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    powder for 6BR

    I believe Varget is at or very close to the first choice of those being used in the 6BR.It is my "standard" for medium and heavy-weight bullets, and N133 & N135 are both used for the lighter-weights. In addition to all the other sources of information out there, the August 2009 issue of "Handloader" magazine has an extensive article on loads for the 6BR, page 36, by Charles Petty.

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    Load manuals are sold by most every powder and bullet manufacturer.

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