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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:26 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Like you I have the bad habit of starting with max loads and going higher=Bad Idea with cirtain lots of powders.....H1000,Retumbo and R22 are noted for not being as iniform as we would like!
My Shaw barrel and lot of Retumbo maxed out @ 57.5! I had to pull everything above it and start lower trying to find accuracy. Got some 140 grain Amaxes loaded up and will go out shortly to check results.
Basicly your getting more velocity than is common, if the accuracy load of Retumbo ends up between 2925 and 3000 your good to go. You cant miss them fast enough and they aint giveing Bergers,powder or primers away these days. I usually figure an MOA group @ 100 will get it done to 600 so if the group is 3/4" all the better.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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You cant miss them fast enough and they aint giveing Bergers,powder or primers away these days. I usually figure an MOA group @ 100 will get it done to 600 so if the group is 3/4" all the better.
What you say is true. But being an old Bench Rest shooter, it's hard for me to call it good until it's shooting one hole groups.:-)
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I found 54 gr of 4831h and 50 gr of 4350h to be on the high end for my rifle. At 52 4831 pressure was noticed and speed was down to 2850. At 57.5 Retumbo pressure was fine. Just a few of my observations.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I just bought this same gun. LRH 6.5 284. I have 2 boxes of 140 vld hunting bergers and 2 pounds of 4831sc. Lapua brass match fed primers. Hope I can get it to shoot well with that. Speed is nice but I want .5 Moa or better. Will keep adjusting til I get it. Will start loading next weekend. Any help with these ingredients will be appreciated. Think I've decided my first test group to be .040 off lands 51 grains. Thoughts??
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

That sounds like a good place to start to me. How much bullet is the neck might dictate your starting depth. At .050 I was marginal. .075 is about right for a hunting safe load.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

At 3000 fps your barrel won't last 1000 rounds i'm afraid. Mine went out around 780 rounds. A 30" F-Class Savage. I rebarreld with a 260 Rem. 30" Bartlein. Hoping to get 5K out of this one. I loaded the 260 up to 2980 to see what it would do but quickly backed it down. It holds better at much lower vel. Good luck. ........SEMPER FI
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:45 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Well I'm more concerned about accuracy than speed. I want to have shooting 1/2 moa or better. Speed does not bother me. The bullet will get there eventually. I just want it to hit my mark when it's there. I have not measured the throat or anything yet so I'm not sure how much will be in the case yet. Hopefully it all works out. I want to get it set up for deer to 1000. I know these barrels aren't known for life, especially at 3000 fps so if it's the most accurate in the high 28's - 2900 would probably be a lot better for life
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