Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Photography > Gun Photos


6.5x284 Full Custom

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2013, 08:39 PM
BMF BMF is offline
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Near Fowler/St Johns...Michigan
Posts: 151
Re: 6.5x284 Full Custom

Originally Posted by trebark View Post
Modifying your seating depth can certainly have an effect on ES. As you move the bullet in or out of the case, you change the internal dimension of the case and as a result the pressure changes and that can change your ES.
Makes perfect sense.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woohoo back in Wyo!!
Posts: 571
Re: 6.5x284 Full Custom

57 grains ramshot mag would be a good place to start. It's a temp stable powder as well. That's what I'm shooting in my new 6.5 SAUM. 3170 with a 140 in a 24" tube.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,213
Re: 6.5x284 Full Custom


What were you getting for velocity with H4350? What king of groups?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...4-build-83765/ - Build Thread

http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-284-a-124876/ - Gun Pictures/Ongoing Shooting Thread
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 07:27 PM
BMF BMF is offline
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Near Fowler/St Johns...Michigan
Posts: 151
Re: 6.5x284 Full Custom

In a 4 shot string I averaged 2984fps with 51.3gr. Thats the highest I've loaded. Accuracy was Ok at .75 MOA and ES was ok at 22fps. But my smith encouraged me to back it off a about 2 gr. because my barrel is still fairly young ( about 50-60 shots) and it would gradualy increase in velocity to where i want it. Also he said my groups would tighten up also.

Now I've got 90 shots through it and 50.5 gr. produces 2947fps. Thats a slight increase because 50.8gr produced 2941fps, about 15-20 shots prior to that. So he's right, but he also said it may take up to 120 shots for my Brux to hit its peak speed.
Groups have all been under 1 MOA and most have been under 3/4 MOA, with 4 shot strings. I hoping to get in the 2950-2975fps range under 50 gr. of H4350. I havn't seen any pressure yet either.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2013, 11:01 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 107
Re: 6.5x284 Full Custom

Sweet looking rig buddy! I was wondering what the dressed weight of your rig is? My 6.5x284 won't be done until April but I'm trying to get a gross weight, as your rifle is very similar to mine. Do you like the #5 contour? I was going to go with a #4 fluted to save a bit of weight while pounding the mountains, but I'm worried it might sacrifice some stiffness. Thoughts?
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 30.90%
55 Votes
NO - 53.93%
96 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.17%
27 Votes
Total Votes: 178
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC