6.5x284 Hornady sst 140 grn Info required

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fire at will, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. fire at will

    fire at will Member

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    I have achieved reasonable results with 140 grn Sierra Gamekings but wanted to try the Hornady sst's. Does anybody have some good load data. I have some vit 160 powder at the moment but could buy different if required. The rifle is for stalking so whilst I like it to be accurate it doesn't have to perform to match standards. I have a 1 in 8 walther barrel if that helps.

    Regards

    Fire at will
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    1st I would use what worked for the SGK.
    My powder for the 6.5-284 whether it was a hornady or sierra bullet has been H-4350.
    H-4831SC would also be a good option.
     

  3. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    Robert

    140g SST works well on red stags


    49g H4350 gives me 2900fps and 1/2" groups at 100

    48.5g H4831sc similar.

    You could substitute Vit 160 for 4831sc as it is "similar" in burn rate, but be careful, these are safe in my rifle - may be not in yours.
     
  4. fire at will

    fire at will Member

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    Thanks Ronin

    Ran up a load today. shot half an inch at 100 , 2 in same hole. Pilot error for the third. The stags are what I will be using them on. Going for a trial run at goats this week so we'll see what the knockdown ability is.

    Thanks for your help again. I used 47 and 47.5 grains of n160.

    Regards

    Robert
     
  5. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    No problem, glad you have it shooting - I still await arrival of my own order..

    Andy
     
  6. gun_rat82

    gun_rat82 Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with H-4350, H-4831SC,and RL19 with hunting bullets