284 Win 168 VLD Load Data

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  1. TomJr

    TomJr Active Member

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    Any new load data on the 284 win and 168 Berger. There is tons of info on the 180's but not much out there on the 168's. I have been playing with H4350 and the 168's. I dont want to even go down the RL17 road been there wont go back.

    Bighorn Long Action
    2.495 Chamber with Hornady Gauge.
    Barrel Length = 26"
    Case = Lupua Necked Up
    Powder = H4350
    Charge Weight= 52.7 Still working on it.
    Velocities = ????

    What are you guys running???
     
  2. AZShooter

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  3. TomJr

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    Looking for more real life numbers. These are all based off of a short action with standard seating depth. Im at 2.495" with hornady Comp. to the lands. 26" barrel.
    Thanks for the update to the website though.
     
  4. AZShooter

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    2.494"??? typo? Standard OAL is 2.8"

    Okay you made me dig out my load data. I had my 284 win bullets seated to fit in a 3.1" SA mag box with OAL of approx. 3.050" Winchester brass fed 210 match primer barrel is 23". ALL bullets mentioned are moly coated.



    168 VLD and H4350
    53 gr 2755
    53.5 2785
    54 2808
    54.5 2840 most accurate

    162 A-max and H4350

    54.5 gr 2720
    55 2750
    55.5 2780 most accurate

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    168 VLD and RL-17

    53 gr 2816
    54 2860
    55 2940
    56 2985 most accurate
    57 3025

    168 Berger classic hunters and RL-17

    55.5 gr 3000
    56 3015
    56.5 3032 most accurate
    57 3050 over the top

    162 A-max and RL-17

    56gr 3035
    57 3060
    58 3115 most accurate

    160 accubond and RL-17 testing temperature was 92 degrees

    55 gr 2970
    56 3020
    57 3060 most accurate

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    Found an excellent load that worked well for our warmer part of the year with 150 nosler ballistic tip and 57 gr of RL-17 velocity 3100 fps

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    The RL-17 load testing was done with a barrel with over 1300 rounds through it. I pulled it recently as it was getting too hard to clean. It was a Rem 7 mag takeoff setback and rechambered to 284 win.

    The rifle is currently a 6mm-284 with a Rem 243 takeoff setback to remove recess and rechambered to 6mm-284.

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    No doubt I'll again make another 284 win with all the components and dies filling a shelf.

    Good luck on your quest.

    Ross
     
  5. TomJr

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    2.495" is with a Hornady Compatitor and 168 gr VLD. That would be to the bullet orgive. Is what I meant to say.
     
  6. TomJr

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    Long Action
    26" barrel
    Lupua 6.5 x 284 Necked up
    168 gr Berger VLD Hunter
    Seated 0.010 off lands
    H4350
    53.3 gr
    2842 fps

    This load was pretty decent with around .4 accuracy. In a 8mph gross wind. Going to try to run it abit faster with 53.5 and see if accuracy goes up or down. Take in mind Im shooting a long action and my bullets are seated way out to get to the lands. Might try some H4831sc and see how it compares on Velocities and accuracy.
     
  7. TomJr

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    Finally got a decent load worked up.
    284 win LA
    26" Kreiger
    168 Berger VLD Hunter
    H4350 Powder
    53.7 gr
    3.220 OAL
    Seated .002 off the lands
    Shoots in the .3's
     
  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    My load for my 284 win is
    Lapua brass
    Fed 210 match primer
    H4350- 52.8 grains
    162 amax seated .070 off the lands
    2860 fps
    Savage LA 26" bartlein 1:8 twist barrel with a mini magnum muscle brake. Shoots .25-.33 at 100 yards.