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HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

 
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:45 PM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

Alg,

my 6.5x284 has a tight (.291" neck), so I have to turn, however I seem to recall my last lot of virgin Lapua brass measured around .294" before I started working on it.

For my chamber, I turned the cases to .287". A loaded round measures .289" so I use a .288" bushing, which gives me a nice snug fitting bullet. I tried .287" and .286" bushings (as per the recommended 2-3thou less) and found that with these, I had a pronounced bulge beneath the base of the bullet when seated - my throat is quite long to accomodate 140 grainers to seat them just within, the neck, no deeper.

I would purchase a few different bushings and experiment as per previous posts.
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:49 PM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

alg,
Kirby Allen built my wife and myself each 6.5 284 rifles. I ended up using .294 bushing for hunting rounds with Lapua brass. You did not indicate what you would use the rifle for. Most 6.5 284s seem to shoot better with less bullet grip than I am using, but on a hunting rifle I have had problems with less bullet grip. If you choose to not lube the necks the bullet grip will be different than if you do lube. Your rifle will end up telling you what it likes, but .292-.295 will get you started.
Good Luck with your 6.5
Joe
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:52 PM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

Thanks guys,looks like the new lapua brass is around 294, so I´l try your suggestion.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:50 PM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

alg, Remember that you need to add the bullet thickness to your measurement. Bullet usually adds 2-3 thou, so your 294 guess might work out. As others have said, depending on bullet, chamber, recoil, single vs multiple rounds in magazine, etc. can change your final bushing size. I like it tight enough that I can't push in the loaded round. This amount of tension in my rifle stops bullet pulling during recoil. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:05 AM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

You are right, I should´ve specified . it is mostly going to be for hunting so the bullets have to be able to stand there in the neck.
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:07 AM
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Re: HELP WITH 6,5-284 BUSHINGS

Thanks wapiti.It´s clear that I won´t buy just one bushing and be done, but I needed an starting point and you guys have confirmed the information I needed.

I´l post the results.. when I have the rifle.
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