A little loading Help please

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by craigf, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. craigf

    craigf Well-Known Member

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    I just started working with this rifle, 6.5x284. The load that seems to work the best is-- 51.5 grains H4831sc, berger 140 vlds, and 210 primers. The AOL is 3.170,which is touching the lands. I know there is room for improvement, any suggestions? Oh the rifle is an out of the box Cooper with a 24" barrel and 1 in 9 twist. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    That's not too bad but you might be able to tighten up your groups if you experiment with seating depth, powders and primers. You said these were "touching" the LaG's and sometimes Bergers like em' jammed in there .010", maybe even .020". If not, trying backing out .010" and .020".
    I'm getting that kinda accuracy and better velocity with my 6.5-284 at 500yds. Nosler list 51.5gn H4831SC @ 2850fps with 26" barrel. I couldn't get above 3000fps with H4831SC, so I tried other powders. Finally settled on RL25 and groups are hovering in the 1" range at 500.
    Your mileage may vary as my rifle is just a plain ole factory Savage w/26" barrel. :) JohnnyK.
     

  3. craigf

    craigf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll give that a try. I'm not so much worried about my velocities as I am accuracy. I'll work on seating depths. Thanks again.