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Favorite powder for 6.5-284?

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Unread 04-10-2009, 10:05 AM
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Re: Favorite powder for 6.5-284?

Originally Posted by sambo3006 View Post
I picked up a Match Grade Machine stainless 27" 1-8 twist heavy barrel in 6.5-284 for my Encore. I'm probably going to run some 142 gr SMK's or the 130 or 140 gr JLK VLD's in it. Which powder is most likely to give me the best combo of velocity and accuracy? What is a reasonable velocity expectation with the 140-142? 3050ish fps?


We been testing a Remy 700, shneider 28" barrel in 6.5x.284Win-its short throathed.- the best powder for 140Berger VLD has been for now h4831sc with a velocity of 2750fps, with 120 been using Hybrid with good results.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 09:48 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for 6.5-284?

h-4350; lapua brass. also have tried mrp and mrp-2 with good results
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Unread 04-11-2009, 03:23 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for 6.5-284?

Lapua brass; 139 gr Lapua scenars CCI br primers and 48.8gr of N160 seems to work pretty well for me!
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