Re: 130 or 140 Bergers for 6.5x284?
Just in from the range this evening after testing some 140 VLD's @ 100 yrds with Reloader 17 powder, CCI Bench Rest LR Primers, Winchester Super 6.5 X .284 Brass neck turned and bullet seated out to the lands.
I tested 48 grains, 49 grains, 50 grains and 51 grains of powder five rounds each. The best group and data was for the 50 grains which produced an average velocity of 3102fps and a SD of 14.5 and ES of 38.6 all five holes touching in a .5 inch moa group.
The gun is a Kelby-Stolle Panda action with a 30" Pac Nor 1-8 twist barrel in SS Palma contour.
This represents at least 200 fps above my pet load of 49.6 grains of VV N160 with no pressure signs or sticky bolt on extraction.
Get some 140's for your 6.5 and some RL 17 and work up a load that will easily reach 1000 with oooooph.....