Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

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Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by SgtDog0311 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:49 pm

I know there are posts here on the topic but poor reception making searches difficult. Limited to the iPhone up against the base of a mountain.

Been shooting OE but wanted to try some Swiss 1.5. With a Creedmoor. I'm finding COAL allows only 53gr at the base of the bullet/wad, for a starting point. Seems a mite paltry on the face of things. I can get more with a Money and reduced bands but was curious if the collective experience here felt 53gr plus whatever compression I graduate to from there would give enough velocity for say out to 800 yds, having the Buffalo at the Q in mind?

Any input from those with experience would be appreciated.

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Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by SgtDog0311 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:37 am

Well for what it's worth got out today and got 1200fps and change out of 54gr and a 400gr Creedmoor. I only got to shoot out to 300yds so not sure about stability from a 16 twist at that velocity for longer ranges. My reduced bands Money bullet seats out far enough for a 62gr starting point (just enough compression for insurance).

My understanding was Swiss doesn't like a lot of compression compared to OE. May or may not be true.

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Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by BWR » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:53 pm

Would suggest a little heavier load for 800 yard work. I get 65 grains of swiss 3f under a Buffalo arms m4 series money bullet. That will get you there for sure.
Brad R.

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Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by SgtDog0311 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:34 pm

Brad, Thanks for the input. Kinda late in following up since I've been traveling.

Figure I'll get back to looking for loads soon enough but since time was pressing I bailed on the Swiss and loaded with the OE I was more familiar with. 55gr of 2f gave better performance than I did. Have no idea if holes were round at 805yds but 1285fps got em there with 20+ mph winds. Not nearly so many once winds got to 29mps with 40 gusts but I think that was mostly me.

I'll pick back up with the Swiss as time allows.

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Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by RnnHntr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:51 pm

I load 53 grains of 1-1/2 F Swiss under a 400-grain Snover in three rifles; one each for my wife, daughter, and for my dad before he passed. They have never had issues hitting the 805-yard buffalo target at Quigley with the load.

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Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Post by Plainbase » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:19 pm

Ditto. 53 grains with a 400 grain bullet definitely good at 500 meters.
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