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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:48 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Be interesting to see your results. I am using Federal 210M. At 56.5/.100 off I am 2940fps. 55.5/.072 is 2940fps. 55.5/.094 is 2850fps. It is weird how the pressure changes with seating depth etc but those 3 combos all shot fine.

Good luck.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:00 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

thanks Brent,

i also have the 210m but i thought guys were saying to run the mag with retumbo. I will post up my results when i get them. thanks for all the info.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I have gone back and forth. My rifle is more consistent with 210's and this combo right now. The 215 changes the flash significantly and pressure is higher.

I found another bottle of retumbo so I am ok for a little bit. I might retest the 55.5/.094 with 215's and see how it does. So far I seem to get about the same speed with .5 to 1 grains less powder with the 215 vs 210. The issue is whether pressure spikes or builds a little smoother. I am on the fence with this. Most of my issues came from improper head spaced cases. Now that I have that sorted out and a new process developed for my reloading SOP I feel ES/SD and accuracy will remain consistent now and it seemed to have been proven over this last session. I wish I would have keyed in on that before but that is the way it goes.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:27 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Brent
If you don't mind, what have you changed in your reloading to get more consistency. What is your process now?
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:53 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Since I am running fairly high pressures in this tight chamber I am having to body size the cases and bump the shoulder .002. If I do this and keep the cases consistent the FPS is more consistent and am not seeing the flyers once a good load is found. For example if used any of the good loads the bullets kept hitting the same spot, shot after shot, and not throwing one here or there.

Before I did this I would have something like this. 2952, 2954, 2980. Now I will see 2940, 2940, 2936, 2942...... etc. Also the one with 2980 would leave an extractor mark on the case head and the bolt lift is tighter. Rechamber spent case takes some pressure.

I just body size with a Redding body and bushing size with a RCBS. My neck die is .292. I am on my 8th reload on this lapau brass and will anneal again after this next firing. Using my head space gages I am seeing a consistent measurement of 1.840 to 1.841. Those all have a slight pressure to chamber. If I bump to 1.838 to 1.839 the bolt pressure is gone. So I have set the die to 1.838.

New Lapau brass took two firings to get to the 1.840/1 measurement. I could likely get 3 shots before needing to body size, but I am unsure yet. I am still playing with my old brass and seeing how well it holds up after all the BS I put it through. Pretty impressed it has taken the beating it has. I have about 5 or 6 in the group of 60 that need to be culled. Primers are going in pretty easy now and I noticed a black ring on my bolt face. Those are probably leaking a little.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

just thought i would share the data on my rifle and how the bullets measure.

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

interesting measurements on my brass

new lapua case 350 insert 1.8465

new lapua case 375 insert 1.832

Fire formed case length with B 350 adapter 1.851-1.852

Fire formed case length with B 375 adapter 1.837-1.838


looks like new brass is .005-.006 under sized
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