Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions
I did try the different primers with the Retumbo powder. I tried regular and magnum primers in Federal, CCI and Winchester. The results were the same for all brands. The magnum primers gave me 25-40 fps more velocity but also an increase in pressure. The down side was that the magnum primers were not as uniform as the regular primers. Standard deviation and extreme spread were both considerably higher. I've found over the years that, the weaker the primer, the more uniform it is.
WHEN YOU HUNT LONG RANGE, SOME TIMES THE SHOT IS THE TROPHY.