6-284 and 105gr bullet

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  1. yotehunter243

    yotehunter243 Well-Known Member

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    I know this question has been beat into the ground and i have googled, googled, and googled some more on load info. for this caliber. Everything i find is in the lower weight class or the thread starts off and after 2 or 3 post they start listing 75-87gr bullets and brag on speed. I am having a this 6-284 built on a R700 LA and is being built by Benchmark Barrels. They are going to twist on a 27" Light Palma contour barrel. I already have all my component ( 105gr VLD, Nosler Custom 6.5-284 brass and Redding Dies) Now i just need to decide on Powder and primers. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Yotehunter
     
  2. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    Shoot 52 grains of reloader 22. fed 210 mach primer
     

  3. yotehunter243

    yotehunter243 Well-Known Member

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    i have read alot of good about the reloader but i am not familiar with it. I have always used Hogdon powders. Is it temp. sensitive? All the post that i did read with good velocity readings and accuracy were using RL22
     
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    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    56gr. retumbo 105 berger vld. lapua brass. 3360fps.
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    There are a handful of us on here using Fed 210M's & Ramshot Magnum (I'm using the 107smk) Very accurate & my experience shows great consistency. Single Digit ES is quite achievable & velocities knocking on the 3400fps door have been approached (Lapua Brass). Best group I can recall right now is 1.75" at 500yds (on steel). Burn charts show right between H-1000 & Retumbo IIRC.

    A safe starting load would be
    54.5grns
    COAL of 3.100

    ^^^Good place to start & work up, velocity is around 3125 from a 28* BBL
     
  6. yotehunter243

    yotehunter243 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info. Outlaw, your info, is exactly what i have been wanting. It gives me a good starting point.
     
  7. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, keep in mind, you will more than likely have to fiddle with seating depths, especially if you are going to use the VLD.
     
  8. MachV

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    Start @ 48 grins with R22 or you could be in for a bad surprize @ 52 grains.
    My 6-284 will blow primers above 90 deg with 50 grains! I would try any other powder than R22......
     
  9. Bob the nailer

    Bob the nailer Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 12 twist 6mm-284 and have great results with RL17. "Ironworker" over at 6mmbr.com gave me some good advice on load data, he shoots a fast twist 6mm-284 along with mag primers. Seems mag primers are key to lighting a good hot flame in that fat case.
     
  10. yotehunter243

    yotehunter243 Well-Known Member

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    thanks bob. i may try to look up some of his posts
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

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    Made me think of the short mags out there... most use "standard" primers, supposedly due to the differences in the powder column. I am in no way saying you're wrong & throwing some mag primers into your testing could prove worthwhile...

    Just thinking out loud Bob!
     
  12. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    I got very similar velocities just under 3400 fps with RL-22 and Retumbo and the 107 sierra from my 6mm-284. Lapua brass and fed 210 match primers.

    The barrel is a 30" 1 in 7.5 bartlein built with the intention of shooting the 115 DTAC. DTACs wouldn't shoot so left with a twist that was reported to unravel the 115 VLD. Heard the 107 sierra could survive the twist and they did. Was happy with the results. About the time my supply was running out Berger came out with the 105 hybrid.

    Switching to the 105 hybrids was an excellent move. They have a very high BC and true to Berger's hype not sensitive to seating depth. Decided to try seating deep enough to fit a SA Rem 700 with wyatt's mag box. Bullet jump is .065". Worked up with Retumbo for 3360 fps with fantastic accuracy.

    This makes the third hybrid I have tried in as many calibers. All were easy to find accurate loads without the frustrating search for the best seating depth. Doubt I'll ever shoot a VLD again.
     
  13. dogdinger

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    I am shooting the 107 SMK also.....45.5 gr H4350 wwprimer, lapua brass. 3250 fps...... shoots great
     
  14. stenger

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    Thats funny i put some hybrids through my 6-284 and it would not shoot very good .4 average. switched to 107 SMK and bingo .1 and low .2. it just seemed that the berger could not handle the 8 twist at 3200 and above. Now my 6br loves the hybrids at 2850.