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6.5-284 Seating Depth

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Old 02-28-2004, 08:16 PM
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6.5-284 Seating Depth

I am purchasing a Pac-nor barrel for my Savage Model 16. They have asked me to supply a couple of dummy rounds to cut the throat. I plan on using this as a single shot and shoot the 142 gr. SMK. My question is, what overall length are those of you that are using this bullet in a sigle shot or long action, seating this bullet to? Thanks in advance for your help.

Keith Roberts
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Old 02-28-2004, 08:30 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Seating Depth

It depends on how your throught is cut in the chamber. How ever, Acording to "Hodgdon Reloading" a 6.5 X284 Case Winchester, twist:1:9, Trim:2.160",Primer Fed 210
The SIE HPBT 142Grain COL:=2.900"
Thats out of the book. your gun may very.
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Old 02-28-2004, 08:53 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Seating Depth

They tell me these dummy rounds are going to be used to determine neck diameter and throat. That's why I wanted to know what people are using. The 2.900" ois to fit in a short action magazine which I am not concerned about. 3.050" seems to put the edge of the bullet not including the boattail even with the base of the neck. Is this a good place to start?


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Old 02-28-2004, 11:06 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Seating Depth

I always try to keep the base of the bullet even with the shoulder of the case.The most used neck dia in the 6.5-284 are .296 and .298........You will however need to neck turn your brass.
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