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Thread: 6.8mm SPC pet loads; V-Max, Sierra, Barnes

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    Default 6.8mm SPC pet loads; V-Max, Sierra, Barnes

    I own a 6.8mm SPC in Rem M700 Tactical and have worked up a couple good loads for coyotes and other varmints, also have a deer load for short distances. I will go to the range on Memorial Day and shoot first load workup for Barnes TSX.

    Here are current good loads...all with SSA brass, within manual specs:
    #1- AA2230 27gr, WSR primer, Sierra PH 130gr, COAL 2.382", 0.56" groups at 100yds. (deer load for under 150 yards)
    #2- AA2230 29gr, WSR primer, Sierra HPBT Match 115gr, COAL 2.260", .80 groups at 100 yds.
    #3- AA2230 29.5gr, WSR primer, Hornady 110gr V-Max, COAL 2.362", .66" groups at 100yds.

    Anyone else have a pet load for 6.8mm SPC(6.8 x 43)? I am going to try Barnes TSX 110gr tomorrow at range.

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    Sadly, I no longer reload. However Off subject, I sure wish KIMBER would offer a light 6.8 SPC rifle. My Walk'about firearm is a Rock River AR-15 in 6.8 SPC.

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    From a 16 inch Stag 6.8x43mm. (which is for sale)



    Bullet: 90 grain Sierra Hollow Point, flat base
    Powder: 28.8 grains, H-4198.
    Primer: CCI-400 small rifle, hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.315 inch Lee Crimp.
    Velocity average: 2,908 fps, 22 fps ES
    0.40 inch group , with standard first and last round flyers to 0.75 in
    flat primers , ejector marks



    Bullet: 90 grain Sierra Hollow Point, flat base
    Powder: 29.0 grains, H-4198.
    Primer: CCI-400 small rifle, hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.315 inch Lee Crimp.
    Velocity average: 2,930 fps 37 fps ES
    0.75 inch group, with flyer to 1.2 inch
    flat primers, cratered primer strike, heavy ejector marks



    Bullet: 100 grain Remington sp. flat base
    Powder: 30.0 grains, H-322
    Primer: CCI-400 small rifle, hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.240 inch med roll crimp.
    Velocity average: 2,556 fps 9 fps ES
    0.35 inch group with last shot flyer to 0.80 inch. Flat Primers

    Bullet: 110 grain Sierra Pro-Hunter SP, flat base
    Powder: 31.0 grains AA-2230
    Primer: CCI-BR-4 Small Rifle hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.255 inch Lee Factory Crimp
    Velocity average: Chronograph Failed at 8 below
    0.28 inch group, Some moderate Pressure signs
    Loads very well, Clean Brass



    Bullet: 110 NOSLER ACCUBOND Boat-Tail
    Powder: 29.5 grains H-322
    Primer: CCI-BR-4 Small Rifle, hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.260 inch Lee Factory Crimp
    Velocity average: 2,532 fps 62 fps ES

    0.30 inch group, with flyers on last round, High Pressure signs. Flat primers, ejector marks


    Bullet: 130 grain SIERRA, flat base, spitzer SP
    Powder: 31.0 grains, WW-748
    Primer: CCI-400 small rifle, hand seated
    Brass: SSA
    COL: 2.265 inch Lee Crimp.
    Velocity average: 2,220 fps 39 fps ES

    0.70 inch group Flat primers


    Bullet: 130 grain SIERRA, flat base, spitzer SP
    Powder: 27.0 grains Hodgden Benchmark
    Primer: CCI-41 Military Small Rifle hand seated
    Brass: SSA virgin
    COL: 2.260 inch Lee Factory Crimp
    Velocity average: 2,208 fps at +5 degrees 10 fps ES

    0.68 inch group, no pressure signs


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    FLAT Primers.........are clearly reloader'Porn. Flat primers are Soooooo exciting.

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    Nice data! Why oh why would you want to sell such a sweet shootin thing?!

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    ARs do not trip my trigger. After developing loads for the 6.8mm Forum it just sits around being un-used. Wife said it was time to thin the herd some..
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