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MORE SPECIFICS on 6.5x284 and different powders

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Unread 02-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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Re: MORE SPECIFICS on 6.5x284 and different powders

I am in the process of exploring Ramshot Magnum in my 6.5x284. Book max states 62 grains with the 140 grain bullets. In virgin Lapua brass I started a batch at 60 grains and seated .030" off the rifling. Forgot the chronograph as we were so excited to get this new rig out. It was in a butchered up sps stock and the trigger was over 5 pounds. 3 groups average under MOA for 5 shots but was left with extractor marks on all 10. Once it's bedded up proper and has the jewel trigger in place I will do a proper ladder test. My data will probably not do much for anyone as this barrel finished at 30.25". Will post photos and specs in a couple weeks.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: MORE SPECIFICS on 6.5x284 and different powders

Originally Posted by Michael Eichele View Post

Keep us posted. I am in the exact same boat as you are. Mine will finish to 27". Like you, I am looking for a hunting length rifle but would also like to maximize my velocity potential. We want our cake and to be able to eat it as well right? Right!
That's right. I'll create a thread when the time comes
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