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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

True. It's getting to be a very popular round for hunting. Has the range and ballistics needed for consistent LR kills.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Interesting stuff guys. Always learning something new.

I was shooting my 6.5-284 this weekend and have confirmed, for the second time, it is in fact shooting 3000 fps. I am not getting the 1 hole accuracy you guys refer to but this rifle has been shooting .5 inch groups at 200 yards, which is .25MOA. By the time I really learn this caliber and rifle I will need a new barrel. : ) By then I will have a better understanding and possibly get 1 hole results and with a long barrel into the 3100 fps range. Whack em and stack em.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

All I wanted out of my gun was 1/2 Moa groups at the fastest speed I could get. Which I'm around 2830 right now I believe. Have not verified yet. I think I'll load some more with retumbo at this seating depth and see if I can get my speed up with out opening up much. If I could get over 2900 I'd be satisfied. You are much higher up than me Brent which I think helps your velocity. I could be wrong. Maybe it drops less be cause of gravity but has the same velocity. Anyways. We'll see what mine will do as soon as I have time
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

You are using a considerable amount less powder than I am too. I really don't see elevation having a huge effect at the muzzle though. For LR bullet path elevation changes the altitude would have a huge affect though.

My buddies 260 in a savage LRP is shooting 2880, chronoed and verified, with H4350. I am sure you be fine once you get it all sorted out and shooting well over 2900.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Right now I'm shooting 42.7 grains of 4831SC. I really don't think the gun wants any more. Bolt lift is firm but not hard. I'd love I see a Berger loading manual page for the 140 vld hunting. I have H4350 also.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:33 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

There is a page in the Berger Reloading manual for the 6.5x284 which includes the 140 VLD. The charges seem to be understated due mostly to the fact that the bullets are seated to SAMMI spec. This appears to be the case with many of the calibers listed but they refer the the section in the manual where charges can be increased with seating depth, and the process to determine this.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:37 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Looked back through thread. found a Berger page pic. Don't see 4350 or 4831sc on it. Have any idea what load data would be for 4350?
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