6.5x284 norma

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  1. seavee

    seavee New Member

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    fireball from alabama.

    building a 6.5x284 norma, pacnor barrel, rem 700 action. need suggestions for minimum barrel length and also loads for 140 bthp. will probably be using re22:)
     
  2. SavageMike25

    SavageMike25 Member

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    I would go with 24" as a minimun as for load data I will check what I have tonight when I get home. What bullets do you plan on using?
     

  3. seavee

    seavee New Member

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    24" barrel, re 22 or 19, 140 hp. i think sierra makes it. would a 8 twist work with lighter bullets 130gr? or would you go to 8 1/2 twist. pacnor offers both. i dont want to get into a situation where throat errosion will be a major problem more than normal for an overbore caliber
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    A 1:8 will handle 130gr bullets and give optimum stability for the 140 VLD's. Minimum barrel length of 24". I like 26" not including a brake. For hunting, the Berger Hunting 140gr VLD's give the best BC, and perform very well on game from 200-1000 yards. I assume you are using a long action. Have your gunsmith throat the rifle to handle the 140 Bergers, and it will handle the Sierras, and 130gr. bullets as well. The cartridge OAL with a Berger to the lands will be 3.18-3.19". I use H4831sc, 51-53 gr, and Retumbo, 57-59gr. Both will give velocities in the 2950-3000FPS range with a 26" barrel, low ES, and excellent temperature stability.
     
  5. Rod Weider

    Rod Weider New Member

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    DON'T BE TOO QUICK ON THE POWDER CHOICE. While Re 22 is excellent, your rifle may not respond the best with it. You can get by with 26 - 27 inches. Over 28 is unnecessary, despite what some may claim. Hope you chose an 8-inch twist. If you picked 9, start with the 123-grain Sierra MK.
    Rod Weider.