need help bad?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by wablkandtan, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. wablkandtan

    wablkandtan New Member

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    savage lrh 6.5x284norma
    lapua brass
    cci benchrest
    51gr N-165
    140 vld
    50 thousanths off lans[​IMG]
    not every case does it. leaves a tit where the extractor is at. i have 2 savages and both leave the tit. what causes this.
     
  2. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

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    Sure looks like too much pressure to me. Flattened & cratered primer, ejector mark and my book shows a max of 48.9 gr of N165.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Looks plenty over pressure to me. That flowing of brass to the ejector pin hole is pretty evident. And that is some hard brass too. Better back her off.

    Jeff
     
  4. wablkandtan

    wablkandtan New Member

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    ok the hornady says 55 g max. goona stick with the hodgon book. gonna switch to retumbo or h4350.
     
  5. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

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    That is seated too deep for that load. Also My max is 52 with a 130 @ .020 off the lands. At .050 you are seated down into the case I believe. I have the same make/model rifle. H4350 works pretty well. RL17 works even better for me, and h4831sc always works with this cartridge if you are just chasing sheer accuracy. If you are trying to shoot a really long ways RL17 will get you the velocity you are after while keeping the accuracy. Mine likes .010-.020 off lands. I use 130s but it works with 140s just as well for accuracy. Just the 130 has less drop inside 600 yards if I remember correctly because of the velocity gain.
     
  6. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what Hornady manual your getting data from but #8 and #9 have max loads of 47.2gr/N165 with their 140gr bullets as max load. That data is for the 6.5x284 COL 2.880" not the 6.5x284 Norma COL 3.310" and if your going to use Hodgdon data it's also for the 6.5x284.

    Nosler has data for the 6.5x284 Norma.
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Try spelling it LANDS instead of lans