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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I have only shot 100 to get the scope on paper and then to shoot a few new loads through the chrono for fun. The 100 yard mark was convient due to the location that day. If it shoots .35 at 100 and it does it at 200 and 300 and so on. Unlike other rifles I have shot at 100 that do well, at 300 they spread out. These do the opposite. I don't even try to pattern at 100 now with VLD type bullets.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Well I got lucky and found some retumbo a bout an hour away. He's holding it for me until I get off work. $27 a pound. Not too bad. So hopefully in a few days ill have a new load worked up. Going to start at 57 grains and work up
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:18 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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It is very possible that this is your issue. 2.94 coal could have that Berger too deep in the case and that would give high pressure since the case volume is reduced at that seating depth. You are over 1/8" shorter than a spec leade. I have seen high pressure when recoil has pushed my Berger 140 VLD's deeper into the case while they were in my magazine. See if a COAL of 3.12 makes contact with your lands. If your leade is really that short, Retumbo will get you another 50-75FPS, but it won't give you the velocity potential of the the round. You may have an out of spec chamber.
Thanks for agreeing Greyfox. I thought about his problem for some time. I couldn't find in his post where he stated what brass he uses. Hope we are right and his problem is that simple. ............. SEMPER FI!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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I'm guessing you're talking about making .260 Remington cases from the necked up 243 Win cases, not 6.5x284 Norma. Just want to make sure we're comparing apples to apples here.
Sorry about the confusion i should have said .284 Win. cases necked down.to 6.5x284. Hope that clears it up. .........SEMPER FI!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Ok. Think I found my problem. I don't know how, but some how I either measured wrong or wrote it down wrong but my chamber is longer. 3.23" COAL to the lans. So I've been loading them waaaaay short. This is bound to make some major difference. Again, I don't know where my screwup was but at least I found it.

Also got my Retumbo on the way home. So I have renewed hopes.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:56 PM
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Ok. Think I found my problem. I don't know how, but some how I either measured wrong or wrote it down wrong but my chamber is longer. 3.23" to the lans. So I've been loading them waaaaay short. This is bound to make some major difference. Again, I don't know where my screwup was but at least I found it.

Also got my Retumbo on the way home. So I have renewed hopes.
Thank goodness you found it. Yes you were crowding powder space. Could be the answer. Hope so. Keep us posted. .........SEMPER FI!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:49 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Heh heh. Measure twice and cut once
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