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Old 03-12-2003, 04:53 PM
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6.5 .284 powders

what type of powder are people loading in this one? I want to shoot the 142 MK's and havent been able to find much load data on it.I was thinking H4350 say 47grns?

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Old 03-12-2003, 06:04 PM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

I am using H4831SC in my 6.5/284 with good results I am using 50.5g with Lapua brass and 142g SMK. Start low and work up as usual [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:26 PM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

Crowmag,

I used this EXACT same load with rem 9 1/2M primers last year and was getting 2980fps out of a 26" barrel. I went to a new lot and now 51.6 is only getting me 2840fps. Have you noticed big swings lot to lot?

This is my 5th pound of H4831SC, and the only one to disappoint me. RL22 is running over 100fps faster than my current H4831SC,, so something doesn't seem right.

Jared,

I agree with CrowMag's load, as well as RL22 in a similar weight, and 4350 starting in the 47gr range and working up slowly.(It's a much faster powder).

I've also tried V V N165, but ES was wild, as in over 130fps average, so I dropped testing it.

I wish all my rifles would just shoot VarGet [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 03-12-2003, 06:45 PM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

I used H1000 and Fed 210M primers...

I The case was full to capacity. I shot itty bitty groups with that stuff..
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:55 PM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

FatBoy
I haven't run out of the first lot of powder yet I bought a pound and liked it so I got 2-8# same lot I will probably burn out the barrel before I run out of powder I was shooting 51g then I reamed the flash holes and had to back them off .5g. I am using Fed 210M primers
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Old 03-12-2003, 07:16 PM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

Crow Mag,

I heard that opening the flash holes increases MV and decreases SD in the Lapua cases. They do have a small flash hole as compared to the winchester cases. This should also help eliminate the pockets from opening so fast,hmmmmmm. Who's reamer did you use?

Oh,, and how long a barrel are you using? Who's the barrel maker? Twist?

Sorry for the questions mang,,, just tryin' to get a handle on a new fagmag that's giving me fits finding a consistant load.

They're like kids aren't they,,, they never want to eat the same thing at the same time.

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Old 03-13-2003, 11:07 AM
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Re: 6.5 .284 powders

For anyone using RL22 you need to keep an eye out for that one bad lot they put out about a year ago. It still could be setting on dealers shelves. They have a warning posted on their website.

Just for information consider Norma MRP for RL22 and MRP2 for RL 25. Graf and Sons is the sole US distributor. Both are very consistent powders from lot to lot and not temp sensitive.

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