staball 6.5 powder
Winchester StaBall 6.5 is the world’s first temperature-insensitive Ball Powder, stable in extreme-hot or -cold conditions. It provides optimal loading density in cartridges appropriate for the burn speed, which is ideal for 6 Creedmoor, 6GT, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7MM-08, 270 Winchester, and many more.
Typical of a ball powder, precise metering contributes to improved velocity and pressure standard deviations, ingredients that are paramount to match-grade accuracy! This “environmentally green” Winchester staball 6.5 powder propellant has copper fouling reducer additives, meaning longer durations of competition and field shooting without having to clean the bore. Precision accuracy throughout the match! Velocity levels obtainable, depending on the cartridge, are 30-200 fps greater than other propellants in its class. Stability, Precision, and Speed say Winchester StaBALL 6.5 is the “Best of the Best!”
Other Important Information:
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
Bullet, Primer, and Powder Combinations FAQ
Can I interchange a rifle primer with a pistol primer if I run out?
No. Always read the data for the cartridge that you are going to use and only use the components that are indicated. The components that are listed are tested extensively to ensure that the data is safe for use. For safety, follow the data exactly and you will have no problems.
How far out do I set the bullet in the case?
Your manual will give you the correct length.
I seated the bullet in too far, do I have to throw it away?
No, all you will need to do is to purchase a kinetic bullet pulling hammer and follow the directions listed by the manufacturer.
As I was checking my finished rounds, I noticed that some of them had the primer protruding slightly. Can I set it in further by using my priming tool?
NO! You could cause the round to discharge. You can use a bullet puller to remove the bullet and powder and then reseat the primer. It should be said that this is something that should be checked immediately after the primer is seated.
I left powder in my measure and I am unsure of what it is. What should I do?
Do not take any chances – discard it and use fresh powder which you know is correct.
Can I use “pulled” or old surplus military bullets?
Yes, you can. The bullet must have the correct diameter and the correct weight for the cartridge and the powder that you are going to use.
I dropped my bullet on the tip and now it is deformed, can I still use it?
Yes. Although, a deformed bullet may impact accuracy.