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share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:06 AM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

Depends on your chamber I use lighter loads in a couple 30" barreled bench guns and have data from my new 26" hunting rifle.
30" 8 twist .130" freebore no turn neck chamber, 139grn lapua scenar Norma brass .010" in the lands 49.8grns Imr4350 CCI BR2 primer 3.133" OAL 3020fps 4-6fps ES, 53.5grns H4831sc nets the same velocity but the ES is 8~10. Does the same with bergers but OAL is 3.204"
My hunting rifle is a 26" 8.3 twist with a kiff 6.5x284norma match chamber, 140 amax 3.134" .060" jump 57.5grns H1000 3012fps 18-20 ES or 59.5grns of Retumbo for 3076fps ES 7-9, both with Fed215M primers and tested in Norma and Lapua brass, this also gives about the same results with bergers at 3.174" .056" jump.
I have tried H4350, 4831sc, RE22, RE25, Imr4350,4831, and Magpro, I just can't get the speed out of the shorter barrels with the hotter powders.
(Note the Retumbo load runs almost 3200fps out of a 30" barrel) the only reason I don't use this is it is to fast for a true 8 twist and the accuracy falls off.
A good hunting load for out to 6-700 yards is a 129grn interlock jumped .060" in front of 55grns of H4831sc with a 210M primer for 3147fps ES around 13.
I haven't ruled out Imr 7828ssc yet it is showing some promise.
I'm NOT responsible for anyones ignorance, obviously work up to these, save face, literally!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:52 AM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

140gr Berger
55grs H1000
WW 284 brass
Fed 210
nothing prepped, nothing special

3085fps in a 26" savage barrel
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

6.5x284 Load
53.0gr 7828
140 Berger VLD Hunting Bullets
CCI Large Primer
COL 3.100
3010 fps
Lapua Brass
Brux Barrel 27 1/2 inch This load shoots awesome in my gun
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

Currently:
140 grain Berger Hunting VLD
50.5 grains H4831SC
Fed GM210M primer

Nearly straight up 2800 fps with a factory Savage barrel. 26" long but has the adjustable muzzle brake that I leave turned off.

Just got some Retumbo to play with.

Great thread.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

140 vld 58gr retumbo cci 200 primers Lapua brass 3050 fps. Lilja 26" 1-8"3gr.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

Has anyone tried Reloader 17?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

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Originally Posted by Lpart View Post
Has anyone tried Reloader 17?
I did. The velocities were great, accuracy was okay at 100.

The ES was pretty bad and it heated my barrel up a lot faster that H4831SC. Had a ton of blast too. I would have dealt with the last two if the ES was lower.

I was using 139 grain Lapua Scenars and GM210M primers.
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