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Old 02-19-2013, 12:50 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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Well I don't have any runout gage. I probably should get one. I checked some of the neck sized loaded rounds by rolling them across my table. Yes I know, not scientific and not accurate but I could not see any wobble whatsoever in the bullet so it can't be way off.
Not accurate but i did it for many years. Worked well enough then but i went "scientific" later on. If you don't see any wobble then you are close. I would get a gage though as it saves on back strain. Keep the bugholes going. ..... SEMPER FI! ..... LARRY
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:24 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Well finally I shot some more test groups today. Been sick for a week and bad weather too. The best was at 57.5 grns Retumbo, 3.16" COL (.07" off lans), .92" @ 200 yards. I didn't allow any cool time. Just shot one after another. Last shot flew a little. Counting it out cuts it to a .36" group

I loaded another group at this same load and a group at .08" & .09" off the lans. I'll shoot all three groups tomorrow at 350 yards and see which does best. The winner will probably be my final load that I'll keep. These are all with new brass FL sized. I'm sure 2nd go round NS will be a lil tighter.

PS when working loads I usually shoot 4 shot groups and throw out the worse shot. Measuring the best 3. Try to take human error out of the equation. I will post the results tomorrow.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:24 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Very interesting thread. I have read 21 pages of posts regarding the 111 LRH in 6.5x284 gleaning some very good loading information. Let me start by saying I have yet to fire my Savage 111 LRH in 6.5x284 due to poor weather and lots of hunting days. I won this rifle at an egg shoot back in MA last fall. I am assuming it has been proof fired only. I have polished the bbl. with Isso to start with and plan a 50 round break in. I have noticed no one has discussed bbl. break in. Also, I moly coat ALL of my handloads to increase bbl. life. Yes, I know there is a dispairity amongst shooters in this regard. But, if Walt Berger stands by moly coated bullets, good 'nuff for me. Anyway, I have loaded 20 rounds with 107 SMK's for my initial break in. Once I have gone thru these I will load 140 VLD Bergers for the next 20, then on to 140 VLD Bergers and 140 SST for final load work up. My goal is to find a load that will be accurate and stable out to 1000 yds. Speed is not the goal, accuracy is the utmost and bbl. life, regardless of of moly coated bullets, is not an issue. I clean all my bbls. with Shooters Choice with 20% Kroil and gets the bbl. clean for me. If and when a bbl. seems difficult I employ Isso. BTW, I also shoot a Rem. 700 Mtn. rifle in a 260AI configuration. It has a pencil thin 22" bbl. that shoots bug holes out to 500 yds. This I load 130 VLD Bergers. The 130 VLd are too long for the magazine therefore it is essentially a singe shot rifle. But, the many WT, Mulie, Pronghorn and feral hog that I have taken have not complained about not being dead enuf. Next, I have an XP-100R chambered in 260AI that I load only Sierra 107 SMK,s atop 44.0 gr. of IMR4350. This is a fantasticly accurate load from a 14" Lilja bbl. It has accounted for many 'loper and WT. I guess you might say I have been bitten by the 6.5 bug. To close I look forward to this continuing post for more interesting posts by informed shooters. MTG
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:11 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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Very interesting thread. I have read 21 pages of posts regarding the 111 LRH in 6.5x284 gleaning some very good loading information. Let me start by saying I have yet to fire my Savage 111 LRH in 6.5x284 due to poor weather and lots of hunting days. I won this rifle at an egg shoot back in MA . MTG
It had to be the Woodcock Police Range egg shoot in New Bedford, I believe I was there when you won it. That's the same way I got my LRH, along with four other Savages over the years. It's been a companion to my Cooper 520 which I have owned for a while, also in 6.5x284. The Savage does have a pretty rough bore, at least compared to my Cooper, but it shoots well. Good luck with it!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Yes, it was at the Woodcock range Egg Shoot run by Roy B. a long time friend. I shot in the pistol class with my Anshutz .17 rimfire. It was the first Egg shoot that I had shot in some time and I lost during the sudden death. I have many friends at Woodcock range. I do miss the people. MTG
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Was out scouting today and had Ami shoot the rifle at 1050 yards. Loaded the data into shooter and played with wind calculations. I am not any good at that yet. Anyway, her first round was at 6 o'clock and about a foot low. She said she pushed the rifle a touch. Second round was dead on. I decided to shoot and hit the 9 o'clock spot about 6 inches left. Hmm she said she held 2 moa because she thought that is what I told her to do. Next shot was dead center. Nice. All four shots would have killed an elk or deer. 3 of 4 would have killed a wolf or yote. Fun.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:18 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Great job Brent. Hope I can get mine shooting that well soon. Giving me fits right now. I can't get it consistent. Two great groups then an MOA one. I want it to shoot at least 1/2 MOA consistently. Hop to get it figured out soon
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