Low pressure load recipes for 6.5x55 swede?: MAKING MY OWN! UPDATED!
Just wondering if anyone has any recipes for low pressure loads for this cartridge? Ive got a swede reciever with lots of drilled and tapped holes and id like to be confident with some tame loads
Here are the most recent results of my recipes of lighter loads using trail boss powder
March 6, 2012
Overall length with 95gr ballistic tip seated : ~2.923”
Powder: Trail Boss: 14gr, 10gr
- IMR 4350:
IMR 4350 45.5gr grouped approx. 1.5 inch (staggered vertically) at 50yds
IMR 4350 41.0 gr grouped .5”, some clover leaf pattern at 50 yds
10gr trail boss grouped ¾” first trial, then ½” second trial at 50yds
14gr was ½” then ¾” on first and second trials, at 50yds
the group fluctuations are due to me pulling a bit, need to work on that. But overall it seems the 10 and 14gr trail boss loads would be sufficient for small game with a 95gr bullet. My next loads will be lighter, 7 8 9 grains of trail boss etc.
Last edited by simko; 04-10-2012 at 11:49 AM.
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