Re: 6.5x.284 load data for lighter bullets?
Got great accuracy with 100gn Ballistic Tips, 54.5gn of AA3100 and BR2. Accuracy ran .327" from a stock Savage, however, don't think AA3100 is being made anymore :(.
Also tried 120gn SMK's with 50.0gn of AA3100 and BR2's. Accuracy was .452".
Loaded some 100gn Sierra HP's with H4350/BR2's...Best accuracy was at 53.5 and 54.0gn's. Groups were .204" and .257", respectively.
120gn Ballistic Tip, 52.0gn IMR4831/BR2, 3145fps @ .381" (100yd).
120gn Ballistic Tip, 58.5gn RL25/BR2, 3225fps @ .3445" (100yds) current deer/target load.
130gn Berger VLD Hunting, 50.5 & 51.0gn of RL17/BR2, .474" & .426", respectively.
The only 140's I have shot in this rifle were the 140gn AccuTip and accuracy was so so.
Hope this helps. JohnnyK.