Berger 6.5 / 156 Grain EOL Bullets

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I also had really good luck with the 6.5 creedmoor berger factory. I got 1/2" moa and 2700 plus for velocity with no pressure! i wish i knew the powder they were using... The 6.5 PRC factory berger is very appealing especially since they used Lapua brass for the creedmoor ammo.

 

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I also had really good luck with the 6.5 creedmoor berger factory. I got 1/2" moa and 2700 plus for velocity with no pressure! i wish i knew the powder they were using... The 6.5 PRC factory berger is very appealing especially since they used Lapua brass for the creedmoor ammo.
Yep. I wanted to try Berger bullets. The added bonus was the the brass. I now have great brass to reload with. It was a win win for me. The ammo shot great too!

If there are new guys coming in, I would recommend trying to get some factory loaded Berger ammo if you can find it. The ammo is high quality and you have great Lapua brass to use for reloading. If you don’t want to reload it, you could easily sell it.
 

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Did anyone ever find out an easy solution for a bigger Wyatt’s box in the Ridgeline? I tried reading through everything again but it says the PRC box video was deleted. I called Wyatts but it looks like their PRC box is actually smaller than what I have now. My box measures what @Broz had, not sure how @Ladd got a longer one lol. Wyatts said the next size up would be the Baney box which would work but may not play well with short fat cartridges unless modified slightly. And after that is the medium box that may need some more serious modification to the action
 

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Did anyone ever find out an easy solution for a bigger Wyatt’s box in the Ridgeline? I tried reading through everything again but it says the PRC box video was deleted. I called Wyatts but it looks like their PRC box is actually smaller than what I have now. My box measures what @Broz had, not sure how @Ladd got a longer one lol. Wyatts said the next size up would be the Baney box which would work but may not play well with short fat cartridges unless modified slightly. And after that is the medium box that may need some more serious modification to the action

So my Bergara is in the same boat as yours. The mag box measures right at 2.995 to 2.998. I looked at the Wyatt's Baney box as it measures 3.100 and I'm loading coal 3.053 at .025 off the lands. I believe that's the box Ladd previously used. I decided to just go with the two case holder by Short Action Precision for now. With my hunting style I believe it will work just fine. Maybe later after I educate myself more and do more research. I'll add the Wyatt's Baney box.
 

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Did anyone ever find out an easy solution for a bigger Wyatt’s box in the Ridgeline? I tried reading through everything again but it says the PRC box video was deleted. I called Wyatts but it looks like their PRC box is actually smaller than what I have now. My box measures what @Broz had, not sure how @Ladd got a longer one lol. Wyatts said the next size up would be the Baney box which would work but may not play well with short fat cartridges unless modified slightly. And after that is the medium box that may need some more serious modification to the action
I had the Wyatt’s Baney box installed in my Christensen Arms Ridgeline 6.5 PRC. It has been working and feeding flawlessly.
 

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I had the Wyatt’s Baney box installed in my Christensen Arms Ridgeline 6.5 PRC. It has been working and feeding flawlessly.
That’s awesome. When I spoke with Wyatt’s yesterday they were sure how that box would feed the short fat cartridge like that and said there was a minor trim line near the feed lips you could utilize if there were issues. How much work was needed to get the box to fit?
 

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That’s awesome. When I spoke with Wyatt’s yesterday they were sure how that box would feed the short fat cartridge like that and said there was a minor trim line near the feed lips you could utilize if there were issues. How much work was needed to get the box to fit?
The shop I took it to is a Wyatt’s dealership. Their gunsmith did all the work so I couldn’t say what it took beyond what I can see.
 

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The shop I took it to is a Wyatt’s dealership. Their gunsmith did all the work so I couldn’t say what it took beyond what I can see.
Do you mind me asking what dealer?
 

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I had Defensive Edge install a 3.1" box in my PRC. I do know they had to modify it so that it would be a center feed configuration, as it would not feed reliably before that modification. My rifle has a side release / bolt stop, and due to the longer length some material had to be shaved off in order to allow the bolt to travel back far enough to grab the round. These are the modifications I was aware of, there could be more. Long story short, unless you are comfortable doing some intermediate level gunsmith work you should have it done by a professional. This modification is not a drop in / plug and play type change.
 

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There is some milling involved to open the action up on the bottom. And the bolt stop may need to be modified. Definitely above my skill level. I don't remember mine being a center feed box but I can check when I get home tomorrow.
 
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I had Defensive Edge install a 3.1" box in my PRC. I do know they had to modify it so that it would be a center feed configuration, as it would not feed reliably before that modification. My rifle has a side release / bolt stop, and due to the longer length some material had to be shaved off in order to allow the bolt to travel back far enough to grab the round. These are the modifications I was aware of, there could be more. Long story short, unless you are comfortable doing some intermediate level gunsmith work you should have it done by a professional. This modification is not a drop in / plug and play type change.

I wonder if this could be done on a Pierce Titanium receiver?


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