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6.5x284norma for the newb

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Unread 10-27-2011, 04:38 PM
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6.5x284norma for the newb

Have a rem model 721 in 30-06 thinkin about having a new barrel installed for 6.5x284 Norma. Can someone give me a step by step for reloading for one? Would probably be purchasing lapua brass but from there what kind of dies, bushings etc, etc would like to use Berger vlds or seirras with retumbo or h-1000 any help is appreciated.
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    Re: 6.5x284norma for the newb

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    Have a rem model 721 in 30-06 thinkin about having a new barrel installed for 6.5x284 Norma. Can someone give me a step by step for reloading for one? Would probably be purchasing lapua brass but from there what kind of dies, bushings etc, etc would like to use Berger vlds or seirras with retumbo or h-1000 any help is appreciated.
    Relatively straight forward. Lapua Brass, 140 VLD Berger or JLK 57-59 gr.Retumbo, Fed 215, I use a Redding FL bushing dye at .292" with the supplied expander. You will have to test seating depth. My best accuracy is .075" of the lands with 59gr. I get .25 MOA, and velocities in the 2950-3000 range with a Cooper 52. 26" barrel. I have had great success with Retumbo in terms of low ES. temperature insensitivity, and high velocity with no pressure signs.
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    Driller 54, step by step sounds like you are new to reloading? The only thing that I find unusual about the name 6.5-284 is that there is more than 1 6.5-284 make sure that you are using correct Data for the one you have ( you have stated Norma!!) Use actual published Data. Although many people have a very good load the best advise is to forget you even read it.
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    Relatively straight forward. Lapua Brass, 140 VLD Berger or JLK 57-59 gr.Retumbo, Fed 215, I use a Redding FL bushing dye at .292" with the supplied expander. You will have to test seating depth. My best accuracy is .075" of the lands with 59gr. I get .25 MOA, and velocities in the 2950-3000 range with a Cooper 52. 26" barrel. I have had great success with Retumbo in terms of low ES. temperature insensitivity, and high velocity with no pressure signs.
    Ken makes a good point. My load data is for 6.5-284 Norma specs and throated for 140 Berger VLD's. This load works in factory Cooper and Savage rifles with long actions.
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    Yes I am fairly new to reloading I have been reloading for a 7mrm and a 300wm and have been loking into the 6.5 Norma for a while now but I understand it's a wildcat still right? And don't understand that process yet.
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    Haha sorry I meant 7rm and I guess I shoulda said I don't underhand the budging system that's used. I'm writing from my iPhone so it's a little tough for me I tend to fat finger sometimes sorry guys
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    Re: 6.5x284norma for the newb

    Greyfox how did you go about thrusting your barrel for the vlds?
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