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THE HANDLOADING BENCH 6mm NORMA BENCH REST (Conclusion) by Laurie Holland


Table 1 - VARMINT BULLET RESULTS - HANDLOADS (77gn HP Factory Load as a benchmark: Average 0.5” group, 3221 fps/ES: 26 fps - 4 groups) Powder / Charge


Groups


55gn Nosler Ballistic Tip 26.5-28.5gn Viht N120 26.0-28.0gn Alliant Re7


0.5-0.8” 0.45-1.1”


0.26-0.85” 0.6-1.15” 0.66-1.1”


0.3-1.1” 0.35-0.95”


28.5-30.0gn Alliant Re10x 26.8-28.5gn Alliant Re7 28.3-30.0gn Viht N130


70gn Sierra BlitzKing 30.0-32.5gn Viht N135 28.0-30.5gn H322


70gn Nosler Ballistic Tip 29.0-31.0 H. Benchmark 28.5-30.5gn Viht N530 30.4-32.5gn Viht N135 31.0-34.0gn H. VarGet


0.3-0.75” 0.6-0.9” 0.45-1.1” 0.5-1.0”


0.75-1.7” 0.55-1.3”


0.35-0.45” 0.35-0.75” 0.46-0.66” 0.35”-0.75”


70gn Berger HP Flat-Base Varmint 30.0-32.0gn H4895


75gn Hornady V-Max 28.0-30.5gn IMR-3031 27.0-29.5gn AA-2015 30.4-32.4gn H. VarGet 28.5-30.0gn Viht N133


0.55-0.85”


0.5-0.9” 0.3-0.8” 0.6-1.0” 0.65-0.9”


MV/ES


3,618 / 46 3,442/10


55gn CT BST (Nosler / Winchester low-friction coated version of the Ballistic Tip) 28.5-30.5gn AA-2015 30.5-32.5gn AA-2230 30.0-32.0gn H4895


n/r


3,622 n/r


55gn Sierra BlitzKing 28.5-30.5gn AA-2015


29.5-31.5gn H Benchmark


58gn Hornady V-Max 28.5-30.1gn AA-2015


3,352 / 32 3,500


3,277 /53 3,384/21 3,420/58 3,470/29


n/r n/r


3,374/49 3,252/31 3,358/25 3,368/34


n/r


3,246/71 3,277/53 3,241/24 3,246/16


One velocity reading only obtained. Comments


One velocity reading only obtained.


CCI-BR4 primer CCI-BR4 primer


MV for 29.3gn


3 ex 5 groups ≤0.5” Slightly compressed charge


3 ex 5 groups ≤0.5” Top loads ‘warm’


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