Well good luck. I have a Schneider 5R finished at 27" that will be finished up soon. This barrel might get me to 3000 fps.
With my stock savage and 54 grains of H4831SC, I could get 2900 fps at .015 off the lands with VLD Target. Targets had a much smaller contact patch or bearing surface so they flew a bit faster than the hunting. Hunting VLDs and 4831 were 2850. Switched to retumbo and at 57.5 grains shot 2975 but had flyers once in a while, backed down to 56.5.
close to 1000 rounds from the 6.5 were from 1000 to 1660 yards. DOPE proved to be 2940 fps on average at 56.5 grains. Would be very sweet to get mag like speeds such as yours but it aint happening. Might want to shoot that thing less and keep it as long as possible
Brent, Our velocities are just about identical with the same loads. I'm very partial to Retumbo using the 140Hu ting Bergers and 142 JlK's.
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Just throwing my .02 in!
6.5-284 built on a Rem 700 Action
27" Proof Research Carbon Barrel
52.0 gr RL22
CCI 200 LR Primer
This gun consistantly shoots between 1/4"-1/2" MOA if I can do my part.
I was told I can go up to 54.0 gr, but I don't need the extra speed. This is a hunting rifle first and steel banger second. I have shot this load out to 650 yards behind my house and its awesome. I finally got a hold of some Fed 210M primers, so I am looking to swap out the CCI's(although they worked fine).
Well after all of your guys input I thought the chrono speeds I got might have been wrong. I tried to shoot some drops today to check them. The rain cut us short so 500 yards is all I got to shoot. i put the numbers into shooter and dialed the scope. The elevation was right on at that distance and 3149 fps. So I don't know why I'm getting faster speeds than everyone else. But at 500 it seems right.
Yep it defys logic in about every possible way. Drop difference is about 4.5 inches from 2950 to 3150. But since it is what is so you should consider yourself some sort of extremely lucky and do everything you can to preserve that barrel. There is not a single forum or person I have come across getting anything close to that with a 6.5-284 and 24" barrel with a 140 grain pill. In fact I will buy that rifle from you if you wish to sell it.
Although I hear I'm getting amazing speed at 52.7 grains h4831sc, I am getting very frustrated with my group results. I could not get the 140 vld to jump and eliminate flyers so I ended up jamming .005" into the lands and shot a few one hole groups. I then loaded several and put in a sliptop holder. Later after packing them around for a while ( months on different shooting trip) they shot 1/2 Moa. Then 1". When I tested my drops at 500 I had a beautiful 16" horizontal spread. So my conclusion is either I don't have enough bullet in the case to hold concentricity or the bolt tension on my action bolts is changing, effecting the savage bed system. I'm going to buy some Nosler BT and see if they will jump better and give me better concentricity over pack time. I remember Brent loaded one like mine and carried it for a day and it was a messed up alignment wise. So I'm guessing that is my problem. Will let you know later how the Noslers do. Will take some work to find some.
These bergers shoot great when I load them and shoot them but if I can't carry them on a hunt then they are useless.