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6.5/284 loads

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

CogburnR,s right but all Savage are not created equal. Be careful! I just sold my 6.5x284 LRH and my 10 Predator Hunter and both had sticky bolts with 51.5/52gr loads. Each gun is different and need to start low and work up.
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

Thanks for they help everyone. So for hunting out to say 750-800yards would I be fine with they Redding 3 die set or should I spend the extra money to get a sizing die with changable bushings?? Ha Ha that's the coolest smiley face I've seen. New to this forum if you can't tell.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

The best die set would be a Redding type S necksizer 3 die set, comes with a bushing neck die, a body die to set the shoulder back, and a comp seater die. But the 3 die will work to 800 yards ok, just check the runout of your loaded rounds, if its more than .003-.004" then you might wanna try something a little different. I like no more than .002" but I'm picky.
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

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Thanks for they help everyone. So for hunting out to say 750-800yards would I be fine with they Redding 3 die set or should I spend the extra money to get a sizing die with changable bushings?? Ha Ha that's the coolest smiley face I've seen. New to this forum if you can't tell.
You may be OK with the standard Redding dyes. The expander plug will need to be used to get in the .292" range of neck tension which works well with e 140VLD/Lapua combo. The crapshoot will be whether the use of the expander keeps your runout within a reasonable range of .003" or less. Some sets do, some don't. For 800 yard work these details become important. At the very least, I would get a bushing dye. It doesnt have to be the one with the micrometer. The competition seater just makes life a lot easier, but you can get away with a standard one. It's just more effort to adjust an accurate seating depth.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:56 PM
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

I have only been reloading for about a year so I still have lots to learn. If you are getting runout is there anyway to correct it? Or do you just have to buy a better seating die? Can you recommend a set of reloading die that will serve me well for 800 yards?? I've seen some of the LRP guys use Hornaday I believe.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

All the dies I use for my match rifles are Redding bushing die for 6br and 300wby I have fl bushing, neck bushing, and micro seater, for 6.5x284 I use what I reccomended for you Redding type s bushing die, body die, and micro seater. Wilson competetion and Forester benchrest dies are also very good. RCBS makes good competition dies, Hornadys are pretty good, Lymans ok, Lee pretty much sucks. CH tool and die makes great custom dies and standard dies very similar to Redding or RCBS.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:26 PM
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Re: 6.5/284 loads

I sure do appreciate your help. I'm new here so I don't know how to paste in links. I believe I found the set you are talking about at midway USA. Product #299559. Are these the right ones?? Again. Many thanks
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