Re: H870 or H1000 Loads for 65x284 ?
Well all I will say is opinions are like a$$holes, everybody has one, mine is with .020" jump and 49.5grns of 4831, likely short cut, your charge density is crap at less than 85% and the bullets aren't jammed on even touching so you're getting inconsistant start pressures, probably 10-12k psi, on top of that if your loaded round runout is more than .003" that just adds on to the enormous stack of $hit you're dealing with as the bullets are being released at various angles. With atleast .002" neck tension you should never pull a bullet out of the case that is only .010" in the lands, now .040 or .050", that's different. Its going to be hard to get the midrange node with the 24" barrel of the 111lrh, but Greyfox, I believe has the same rifle and does get the node between 2930 and 2970, you must have a 26-28" barrel to get the one at 3040-3070, and a 30-31" to get the top end at 3160-3190. Yeah brass life is only about 7 firings but that's typically half your barrel life with 100 cases so its not that bad. I am a firm believer in the fuller you can get the case the more consistant the round is, with my first 6.5x284 I was on the wagon with everyone else, saying how well Imr4350, H4350, H4831, N160, etc... worked in that particular case, now I don't use anything faster than 7828ssc. 57grns of H1000 with a 215 primer and a Berger touching will also do well. Good luck.