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6.5x284 Varmint Load?

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

The Hodgdon online reloading chart has a lot of good data for the 6.5x284. I load 85gr sierras HP, 95gr Hornady Vmax, 100gr sierra HP, and 100gr Nosler BT in my 264wm with 72gr H4831. The 100 gr bullets work great on deer also. Rock Chucks are starting to come out here in Eastern Washington.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:16 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

swampshooter,

For the 100gn Ballistic Tip, I used 54.5gn of AA3100 w/BR2 primers, with bullets seated .010" off.

For the 120gn SMK, using AA3100/BR2's, 53.5gn produced .346" and 54.0gn produced .3845". Not a lot of difference in the accuracy but never got a chance to chrono either of these loads.

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:09 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

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swampshooter,

For the 100gn Ballistic Tip, I used 54.5gn of AA3100 w/BR2 primers, with bullets seated .010" off.

For the 120gn SMK, using AA3100/BR2's, 53.5gn produced .346" and 54.0gn produced .3845". Not a lot of difference in the accuracy but never got a chance to chrono either of these loads.

JohnnyK.

I found my load the same load except a 120gr NBT, I know they shot in the 4's and i cant find where i chrono them it was a few years ago,maybe longer.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:51 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

My 6.5-284 is a portable deer rifle. I like the 85 Sierra because I do not have a brake and prefer less recoil. I have shot the 100 gr Sierra, which does open up compared to the 100 and 120 gr Ballistic tips in coyotes. I like to use a CCI 250 or Wolf magnum primer under 2.0 to 2.1 grams of Accurate 5744. for 2700 to 3050 fps. These will shoot under an inch with SD in the teens. Surprising with room in the case. All bullets HBN coated. I believe this load will not destroy your barrel quite as fast.

To go fast, I like Reloader 17, VV N-550, Reloader 19 and IMR 4350 in that order. Although I doubt that any powder has the formula advantage over Reloader 17 from Nitrochem in Switzerland, Superperformance, Hunter and MagPro might be worth trying.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

I shoot the Sierra107 HPBT Match under57grs Ramshot Hunter.Very accurate.



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Old 12-20-2013, 04:10 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Varmint Load?

I like the 85 gr Sierra for varmints. We have coyotes, marmots and crows in my region.

I have Reloader 17 loads for high velocity to 400 yards and I load 2.15 grams (yes grams) of Accurate 5744 as a short range reduced load at about 2900 fps. I use F210s for both in Lapua cases.

The 85 gr Sierra expands on varmints. The 100 gr Ballistic Tip is a big game and not a varmint bullet. I once shot two coyotes with one bullet. One was facing West the other East. The one facing West had bullet diameter entrance and exit holes, the East facing coyote had a big exit hole. The bullet finally expanded.

The 85 gr will expand on crows. The 100 gr Ballistic Tip will not. I have tried both.
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