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Old 10-13-2012, 01:05 PM
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? 6.5 284

i have a 6.5-284 working up loads for it but it seems to be shooting a little slow compared to all the data i am reading w/ 51.gr 4831 sc it shoots 2762 fps 51.5 it shoots 2777 52 2800 the gun is a savage 116 with a 24" barrel i would like to shoot 2900 -2950 but the data say i am near max ?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

The 24" tube is part of the problem. Another part is "load data." In the last 20+ years of reloading, it is rare that I have achieved published data in the main references, Nosler, Sierra, Speer.

In the 6.5, try H1000 and Retumbo to see if you can squeeze out a few more fps. It is not likely to do much, however.

I have a similar dilemma I am about to face. My 6.5x284 has a 24" Bartlein barrel on it. My first powder choice will be H4831SC. I don't care near as much about speed as many do. I want precision/accuracy. The Berger bullet is so frangible, when it hits what I'm aiming at it's going to destroy it anyway. In the competition shooter's realm, H4831SC and H4350 are THE TOP two powders.
Derek M.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

Find the sweet spot and shoot the crap out of it, it will last longer if you are off the top velocity anyway. Try several more powders. I found with my 6.5AI that Hunter gave me the same velocity and accuracy of 4831 and 7828 without the pressure.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:06 AM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

RL17 will get around 2900+. 49g or so with a 140. 4831 is not a real speedy powder in the 6.5-284. There are a number of powders that will add 100fps or so.

RL17, Magpro , Magnum, N560, 7828, Etc.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:35 PM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

I have a savage LRH in 6.5-284 and I'm shooting 52.5 gr of 4831sc getting 2850 MV. This seems to be max for this rifle. Hope this helps you out.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

thanks i think try a few more recipes and just shoot it have a mule deer hunt this week end so it will pobable have to wait till after the hunt
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:34 AM
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Re: ? 6.5 284

is it possible to but a good barrell on a savage axis.Looking to put a 6mm-284 on it and will it be a shooter
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