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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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Also, I cycled the cartridge a couple of times and checked OAL. No change. I used my concentricity guage and aligned the bullet with the center line of the case. I stuck the cartridge in my pocket and will carry it around all day etc. Tonight I will check alignment and see if it changed at all. I will probably accidently drop it a time or two as well.[/QUOTE]

Very good idea. I'd love to see what it does if you drop it a time or two. I've beat them around some lightly . Not abused, but have not changed any yet. Please let me know how that goes.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Bullet moved .002 for total of .003 off center.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Was that just from carrying it or did you give her a good drop or two?? I'd like to have some more details if you don't mind. This is the only length I could get my gun to group at so I'm kinda stuck with it. I guess I'll just have to baby them. I always do take care of my ammo pretty well though.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:58 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I just carried it around and handled it normally. Cycled from mag several times too. Actually impressed it held up as well as it did. Bullet is super easy push in the Guage though. We'll see. I loaded a few to test.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Nothing conclusive today, wind was horrible, but I found the rifle does seem to like the bullet in the lands a little. I don't understand the relationship with it all so I started another thread to see if I can be educated, but I pulled another .5 grains off the powder charge and seated to the lands the FPS is sitting right at 3000. The last 2 bullets I fired where .30 apart so I feel like there is some reason to do more testing.

If this all works Shootingmathews is going the right direction for his rifle and possibly others. I think the biggest issue is just being super critical of the cartridge handling process to ensure nothing goes wrong in the field. That could be disastrous.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:49 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

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If you could move your bullet with the comparator then I may be getting more neck tension than you are. No further than the bullet is seated I got the bright idea that I would pull a few apart the other day when I wanted to change the charge in them. I gripped the bullet tight as I could thinking I could twist it out. Bullet didn't move. Then I thought I'd give it some side to side wiggling / flexing to loosen up the neck and then twist it out. Still could not budge it. Finally had to knock them out with the bullet puller. I am only on the 3rd firing for this brass so maybe my bushing is still getting me slightly more tension than you are getting. Just a thought I had.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Could be but without numbers it is a guess. What are your numbers?
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