6.5x284 Lapua brass question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Cruizin, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what the neck diameter typically is for a loaded piece of 6.5x284 lapua brass? I am wanting to buy redding type s dies and wondering what bushing I will need.

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  2. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    Lapua brass, amax 140 : 0,2945

    lapua brass, berger 140 VLD: 0,2495

    I use the .293 bushing; the .292 would also be ok and hold the bullets a little tighter. I would suggest you buy the .292 and .293, and if you want, also a .291
     

  3. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks you very much.
     
  4. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    i am in the came boat as cruizer.i was going to wait to order the bushings.im planning to shoot the 142 smk's. would it be safe for me to go ahead and order one of each;the .292 and 293 or will it be best to wait and make sure.
     
  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Sinclair will send small orders (under 12 oz.) by USPS at a reduced shipping rate. If you wish to measure your brass before ordering the bushings, you can do so without paying a big penalty in shipping costs. It may be cheaper than buying a bushing you will never use.
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  6. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    I just checked the loaded neck diameter on several of the 100+ that I have loaded. They are all .293, Lapua unturned brass with 140gr Bergers. I am using a .292 bushing, it is a single shot so I do not need a lot of neck tention. When I set this rifle up I ordered a .291, .292, .293, and a .294 all steel, no Titanium Nitride. If you find you do not need one or two you can probably sell them here and only be out a couple of bucks.
    Dave
     
  7. ChasinElk

    ChasinElk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys - I was also looking for the proper Bushing size, Lots of good info and knowledge on this site!!