Hey guys, as most of you know, I am building a new 6x284 heavy varmint rifle. I ve been doing some reserch on bullets. I've decide I want to use the Lapua 105grn Scenar. I've read some really good things about this bullet. However, I have not heard anyone on this board talk about them.
I know they are more expensive than the other 6mm Match bullets. However, from what I have read, they are top notch. There is a really good artical on 6mmBR.com. The article rates them as the best 6mm bullet they have tested compared to Sierras, Bergers, Hornady, ect. The Lapua 105grn Scenar has the highest BC (.530) out of all of them, except for the Berger 105, however, the Berger' BC is over stated. The article states the 105grn Scenar has a higher BC than advertised, based on range results.
I would like to know if anyone has used the 6mm 105grn Scenar with good results. I would like to get the best of both worlds with this rifle, accuracy and velocity. The good thing about the Lapua is it can be pushed at higher velocities. I would like to push it at around 3400fps, remember, I am not worried about barrel life. I know some say velocity is not what's imprtant, and I know that too. However, if I can get velocity and accuracy, watch out. I had really good luck with my 6.5x284 using the Lapua 139grn Scenar, so I am thinking I am going to have good results with the 105grn Scenar. However, I would like to hear what you guys have to say.
The rifle is going to be used for 1000 yard squirrel hunting. I know many of you have seen the specs on this project, however, here are the specs for those who would like to know. Also it might help with bullet suggestion;
1. 6x284 Match Chamber for Lapua Brass, .272 tight neck.
2. Nesika Model L, 1.700 Daimeter Action.
3. Krieger 30", 1.8.5 twist, 1.450 Straight Cylinder.
4. McMillan Tooley MBR, 5 Pounds lead added to rear.
5. Vias Muzzle Brake
6. Jewel 2oz Trigger.
7. Davidson 20MOA Base
8. Kelby 30mm Rings
9. Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS
10. Weight of rifle will be 32 pounds.
I am also looking at the 107grn Matchking because it can be pushed at the higher velocities like the 105grn Lapua. I went with the 6x284 because its ability to push the 6mm bullets faster than any of the other 6mm chamberings. I know my barrel life wont be great, but I am not worried about barrel life. Also, my varmint hunting is LOW Volume, and I clean while I am in the field.
Regarding the 107grn Matchking, I've heard really good things about this bullet too. From what I've read, the 107grn Matchking is most accurate when shot at around 3400fps. That is really impressive, the 107grn Matchking has a BC of .527. When you punch those numbers in the JBM Ballistics program, it spits out an awesome drop and windage chart. Very flat shooting and wind bucking bullet when using the 6x284. I would think the 105grn Scenar would have the same, if not better, drop and windage adjustment chart.
Anyhow, I am hoping some of you have used the Lapua 105grn Scenar. I really value everyone's opinion on this site, so I am looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say, good or bad. Furthermore, if the Lapua does not work in my rifle, then I will use the 107grn MK.
Here is a list of the reloading components I will be using;
1. Lapua Brass
2. Bullet-Lapua 105 or Sierra 107
3. Vhit N-160 or H4350 powder
4. Federal 210 Match Primer
Any suggestions regarding powder, primer, ect would be helpful too. The powders I've listed above, I used in my last 6x284 with good results. So, I am hoping to get the same results with them this time around too.
P.S. I will be receiving the Nesika Model L action tomorrow. I will post picks as soon as I can for those who are interested in seeing it. Also, sorry for posting the specs again. I know it bugs certain people, because I've posted them a time or a 100 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]