6.5-284 Suggestions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by FMI, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    Working on my fathers Birthday rifle in 6.5-284 and am looking for some powder suggestions. Rifle will have a 27" Tube, 1:9 twist. I'm going to be trying out 140SGK, 140SST and 130Accubond's.
     
  2. alf

    alf Well-Known Member

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    6.5-284 powder

    I'd start with H-4831 SC

    Then H-4350.

    If it won't shoot with either one of those, I'd look elswhere for the cause.

    Don't go trying to find the last 1/8" in group size, or 20 fps.
    It's not a long lived chambering.

    Don't forget about 140 Berger, either.

    Good luck,

    Al.
     

  3. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    I love Berger for target shooting but have heard mixed reviews so I've stayed away from them for hunting. If I can get a load that has good velocity and shoots .75 MOA or better to 450 that will do fine for this rifle.

    I appreciate your help.
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    6.5-284 loads

    you don't say what you are going to shoot with it ; or the make of barrel. most of the 1000 yard match shooters, shoot a 1 in 8 or a 1 in 8.5 twist. i would try the loads in the november shooting times and the accurracy loads from sierra and or nosler manuals. lapua braas ( nosler) ; and 210m ; wlr or wlrm primers
     
  5. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    Ron,

    Rifle will be used for deer and hopefully an antelope hunt. Barrel make is Lija. I appreciate the heads up on Shooting Times, will check it out.
     
  6. HOGGHEAD

    HOGGHEAD Well-Known Member

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    Powder

    N-165. Tom.
     
  7. rambuster

    rambuster New Member

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    I second the H4831 ( mine likes the standard a little better than the SC ) and give the 142 Match Kings a try...
     
  8. 300Rumbum

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    also try RE 22.
     
  9. kweidner

    kweidner Well-Known Member

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    found my load thanks to these suggestions

    originally this was my post.......thanks to these guys advice I was able to find mine pretty quickly with the combination of RE22 and Sierra 140 MK. The dad gum thing will certainly shoot better than me. I was able to shoot an inch and a half group at 400 yds the other day in fluctuating 10-15mph winds. At 100 yds it's one ragged hole. I am seated .004 off the lands and only using 47 grains of RE22 (rather slow) but who the heck cares when it will drive sub 1/4 MOA.