6.5x284 throat length help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TimeOnTarget, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    After some frustrating load development on my newly self built learning experience savage in 6.5x284 I called shilen about what I had expected was my problem. They confirmed for me that the throat in my barrel was not long enough for the 140vld.

    I was told to send the barrel back with a dummy round and they would throat it to that length.

    Now my question for those of you that shoot the 6.5 x284 with 140vlds, what should my Coal be for this dummy round that I'm to send them? I know some of you are pushing the 140vld @ 3k or better.

    Any and all advice is appreciated.
     

  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    The throat on my Savage LRH in 6.5x284 is set up so that the COAL of a loaded round using Lapua brass and a Berger 140 Hunting VLD is 3.19" when touching the lands. I'd send one set up like this and tell your smith that at this length you should abe touching the land. This set up enables me to load 59 gr of Retumbo and get velocities over 3000FPS. My loaded rounds in the Savage are seated .075" out of the lands giving a COAL of 3.11" for best accuracy. My Cooper is set up just about the same and gives the same results.
     

  3. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    Thx Grey,

    I had a feeling you'd be one to respond....

    anyone else?