Re: 6.5X284 load starting point please
Ok finally got the moons and stars aligned and when i got off this morning i got to grab my gun and worked loads and finally get some trigger time behind my 6.5X284.
I loaded up a few loads with the 140gr berger vld hunting bullet, started from 47.5-50.5 grs of H4350, using lapua brass, and CCI BR's primers. I loaded up 7 in the 47.5 and 3 rounds for the rest hoping i could be sighted in 3-4 rounds at most, and that was great.
I had read somewhere these rifles usally peak 2-3 times in a wide spread of load ranges. Here is what i measured.
I had no heavy bolts, took a dial caliber with me and measured all the case's after being shot while letting barrel cool 1-2mins between shots and had no abnormal case expansion and no primers popped out or bulged.
Should i try to work on up some and see if the group tightens up one more time or start at 49.2 grs and work up to 50.0 grs in .2 incriments to find that sweet spot or both?
Please give me your thoughts, also wondering if anyone is using these loads if they have chronographed them to give me some idea of the speed until i get a chronograph myself, all thoughs and feedback will be much thanked, thanks again.