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6.5 x .284 I need load info.

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Unread 08-29-2010, 12:39 PM
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6.5 x .284 I need load info.

Howdy, I know there is some load info some where in the reloading forum but I just can't find it so I'll ask everyone again for some help.

I recently finished a rifle built by .308nate from SSG in 6.5x.284 Lapua or Norma. It has a 28" Brux barrel 1 in 8 on a 721 action with what I think is a Richards microfit walnut stock. I traded a guy for the rifle, it was finished except for the stock which was inletted and pillar bedded I needed to take down the pretty rough stock and oil. Ten coats of linspeed did the trick nicely, now I need some load advice.

I would like to start out using H4831SC but any loads would be great.

I currently have a few hundred 130 gr berger vld target bullets but would like to start using the 140gr vld hunting bullet. Loads for both would be great.

Also any one have experience with any of these bullets for hunting out to 1000?
Is there any other bullets that have performed for you on mule deer size game out to 1000?

Joe Vogle
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Unread 08-29-2010, 01:58 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

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Unread 08-29-2010, 10:43 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

With the 140grn. Berger I use 51grns of H4831sc. I could get a little more in there and more velocity, but this load shoots so well that I see no reason to change it.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 11:01 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

I use Retumbo with good long range results. You need to work your load out, takes a lot, I am pushing for velocity. good luck
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Unread 08-30-2010, 02:05 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

what Len said. i have mainly experience shooting at targets; with 123 and 139 lapua bullets. i have used mrp-2, h-4831sc, h-4350. i have heard also re-17 have not tried it yet; there is an article somewhere on 6mmbr about re-17 it will get you higher velocity from what i read. i use lapua brass. non magnum primers.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

I also shoot 51 grains of H4831SC. with fed 210 m's and nosler brass with necks turned to .288. 140 grain bergers. Shoots great at this.

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Unread 08-31-2010, 12:10 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

Ditto to Geauxtigers. I use that load for my average velocity target load, should be right around 3000 fps. 49.7 works well in my gun with the 130 VLD as well. That will slow it down a bit to around 2850-2900 with your longer barrel. I have gotten below .3 inch groups with both. My Savage loves those 130 VLDs. Another good one is 51.5 grains of RL17 also with the 130 at about 3150 in mine. I use Fed 215 primers but probably don't have too. COAL will of course depend on your gun, mine likes 3.170-3.185. Good Luck!
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