Re: Quik -load data for 6.5 x 284
Thanks so very much for your quick, accurate reply. So, in essence, I would stand to gain a little over 100 fps with the utilization of the full 33 inch barrel. That might not mean much to others but in essence that is the difference between a 6.5 x 284 and a lot of .264 Winchester magnums currently available.
I am used to short, stiff barrels in competition, but have had a 32 inch 6mm/284 before. I know this one will seem like a "piece of spaghetti" on the prone rifle, but now I am leaning toward that max length.
Could you do me one favor and do the same equation, but this time with Retumbo powder? I know Retumbo powder, with my wildcat .30 based on RWS 9.3 x 64 brass gave me ballistics which equaled factory claimed .300 Weatherby ballistics and with a smaller case.
I note you are from Iowa, and we are originally from Mankato, Minnesota, even though I am retired now to northern New Mexico, a little way south of NRA Whittington.