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6.5 x .284 I need load info.

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

I have been getting good numbers and accuracy from the 120gn Ballistic Tip and RL25. I'm using 58.5gn and the CCI BR2 primer. Velocity is averaging 3225fps from a stock Savage 112BVSS 26" barrel. I shot this 3-shot group at 500yds today after work.



I have less than 200 rounds through this rifle.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:39 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

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I have been getting good numbers and accuracy from the 120gn Ballistic Tip and RL25. I'm using 58.5gn and the CCI BR2 primer. Velocity is averaging 3225fps from a stock Savage 112BVSS 26" barrel. I shot this 3-shot group at 500yds today after work.



I have less than 200 rounds through this rifle.
OOOh. Gonna go home in the morning and try that one out!! Have just tried faster burning powders than that with the 120 BT. Decent accuracy with RL19 and 4831SC but I have some RL25 on the shelf that is looking for purpose.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:09 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

RL25 is the powder that I'm currently testing/shooting, but I have had great accuracy with AA3100 in both the 100 and 120gn bullets. 53.0-54.0gn proved to be very accurate for the 120gn.
Also, got .2's with the 100gn pills and H4350 (53.5-54.0gn). 52.0gn of IMR4831/120 NBT ran 3145fps and printed .381". JohnnyK.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:44 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

Hey thanks for the info any more is always welcome. I am starting out with 48 grns of 4831sc and gradually moving up. Is there a powder that is better suited for this cartridge? I have a surplus of RL19-22-25, ACC 3100. I don't think I'll ever go lighter than 130 grain bullets. Has anyone used the A-Max 140 for hunting deer out to 1000 or the seirra 142? Looking to stick with the bergers. The 168 bergers in my 7mm worked great on whitetail and antelope at 400, one antelope at 200 had a very large exit hole. Coyote out to 900 seemed to work fine if they were hit square they didn't have much damage but I didn't shoot any closer than 500 with that load. The ones closer were shot with a 25-06 and a 117 seirra gameking.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

4831SC seams to be the powder most people end up using. I have tried several, but I always end up back with 4831SC using 48 to 51.5 grains with either 140 Bergers or 142 SMK's depending on the individual rifle.
ALWAYS start LOW and work up.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

JohnnyK has got me thinking also of the RL25!!! Thats one I have not tried yet.
I use Retumbo at 58.5 gr for the 140 VLDs and they are shooting about as good as you can ask for. Ragged holes at 100yds are pretty common.
The last week I been working on a load for Barnes 120 gr Tipped Triple Shock.
This morning I shot a half inch group at 100 and shot incredibly well at 500. I loaded 59.5 gr of Accurate MagPro and that is the max for this Savage 111LRH.
60 gr was too hot and I could see a little too much extractor mark for my liking.
I have a Huskemaw on this gun and the turret is made for Bergers 140 VLDs. At 500 yds I had to set the turret on 450 to have the Barnes on at 500.
Gonna try the 800 yd target tomorrow if the wind allows.
I have to admit these Barnes have really shot well with multiple loads but this seems to be the best velocity I have seen. Averaging right at 3100 and extreme spreads is only 18 fps. Gonna be fun to see what the RL25 does!
My daughter drew a big bull tag here in Utah and the hunt started a couple days ago. Plan on using the Barnes for it next week. I also tried the Vihtavuori N165 but even though the groups were very good the pressures were crazy! I could shoot 3 or 4 that showed hardly any signs of pressure and then the next one would blow a primer pocket on brand new Lapua brass. Havn't figured that one out yet.
Good luck and let us know what ya find that works best for ya.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:26 AM
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Re: 6.5 x .284 I need load info.

Xwrangler, you should try RL17 with that 140 VLD in that LRH if you hunt with that bullet at all. You can get 3100 easy with it, Mine averages 3140 with 51 grains RL17 a Fed 215 primer and the bullet seated to 3.210" ES in the single digits. I get 3203 with a 130 VLD Hunting or Target, both shoot the same in a group with 52 grains RL17 same primer and seated at 3.185, way under a half inch and groups didn't,t see to open at all at 200 ES with my gun and this load has consistently been 1 to 2 fps.I shot a 5 shot string with no cool down the other day and four clocked 3203, one was 3204. once in a while there will be a 3202 in there. Great load! another good one is 49.7 grains H4831SC with the 130 if using Lapua Brass, 50.2 with hornady, both get you about 2800 fps and will print 1 hole groups at 200.
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