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6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

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Unread 04-14-2013, 11:54 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

Originally Posted by bigben View Post
I have the same gun and cant break over 2800. Im shooting h1000 right now. I might have to luck into some retumbo.
You should. In my experience H1000 is not the best powder for getting max velocity out of the 6.5x284. H4831sc can generate about 2950FPS and Retumbo, around 50FPS faster with the 24" Savage barrel and 140VLD's. Both powders are capable of excellent accuracy.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

I think superformance can be added in too. Got similar velocities to retumbo. Jury out still on accuracy and temp stability. I seated my bullets deeper to see what would happen. It was not scientific as I had very limited time. Turned the die plunger in and seated a bullet. Measured it, did another, shot them both. They were touching at 200. .105 off the lands wound up being the number. 2.477 OAL. Seems like I finally have this savage shooting .25 MOA at 200.

48 grains super landed in the same vertical plane as 56.5 retumbo for me.

My rifle seems to be ok with retumbo at 56.5 vs 57.5 in the warmer temps and still produces results in the 2970 range. I shot from 200 to 1200 Sunday and solutions were based on 2970 fps. Impacts were within .25MOA of solution.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

If you can track down some RL 17, try a starting load around 47 gr. under a Berger 140 gr. hunting VLD. Light it with Fed 210M primer. Groups should tighten up as you increase the powder charge to a max for your rifle. Very accurate @ 3,000 fps in my 6.5-284. YMMV
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:44 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

Its tough right now to find any kind of powder. any suggestions on where to find some Retumbo? hopefully this stuff with congress will help cycle through some supplies into the stores
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