H870 or H1000 Loads for 65x284 ?

Discussion in 'Reloading Equipment and Components' started by DLFant, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. DLFant

    DLFant Well-Known Member

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    I need to work up a load for a savage 111 in 65x284 using Berger 130 or 140s. I have seen and herd a lot of guys using retumbo powder with good success. I However have a bunch of H870 and a little H 1000 on hand. According to burn rate charts the 870 is right next to the retumbo powder. I cannot find any data using it in the 65x284. does anyone out there have any leads or ideas?
     
  2. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    Save yourself the headache and barrel life. Find some h4831
    Start at 48ish. You'll find a node at 52ish grains and 2850 fps
     

  3. DLFant

    DLFant Well-Known Member

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    I have some of that as well thanks. is it better for the 130s or 140s?
     
  4. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    Go with the 140s. I promise you'll find something between 50.5 & 52.5. Start a little lower than that and work up. Every 6.5x284 that I have been around will shoot that load very well.
     
  5. DLFant

    DLFant Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much Ill give it a try
     
  6. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    Post back with how it goes
     
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  8. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Visit 6mmbr website and they have a page dedicated to load info this caliber as well as others. I've had great success with 140 bergers and H4831sc. Good luck.
     
  9. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    H4831SC under the 140s is an amazing combo for sure. As far as I'm concerned there's only one primer for that combo. Remington 9-1/2. It's the only one I found that would get me in the magical single digit extreme spread range. 210Ms got me there with H4350 but not with 4831.
     
  10. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Interesting Michael. I consistently logged extreme spreads in the teens with 210m/H4831sc and single digits with 210m/Retumbo. 3/8" groups with H4831sc and 1/2"to 5/8" groups with the "warmer" Retumbo load. Never used the Rem 9 1/2.
     
  11. DLFant

    DLFant Well-Known Member

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    What OAL length and or how far off the lands are you guy having the best results with?
     
  12. tunacan

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    .002" with 142smks or 140 amax. Your caliber isn't too picky. It's my most boring gun. No load development and easy
     
  13. tunacan

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    .002" with 142smks or 140 amax. Your caliber isn't too picky. It's my most boring gun. No load development and easy
     
  14. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    .000-.002 jump with the 140 VLD has been the sweet spot for me.