share your 6.5-.284 load data !!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Hunter15, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Hunter15

    Hunter15 Active Member

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    I am currently pushing a 140gr Berger VLD Hunting bullet 2915fps out of a shilen select match grade 1-8" twist barrel that is 27" long. I am wondering if this is an optimal velocity for the caliber and bullet. So, please post up your load data and results for your 6.5-.284. I am thinking about testing new powders if need be. I am using IMR4350 but I don't have my load data in front of me right now so I am unsure how much powder is in the load.
     
  2. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    140 Berger
    57.5 Retumbo
    3015 fps from a 26"
     

  3. rjmarine

    rjmarine Well-Known Member

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    been shooting this round for over 12 years now and i like RL 22 and RL 25
    i will take a good grouping load over speed any day of the week. cuz in the end that is what matters the most for putting meat in the freezer.
    only after i have worked up a load that shoots the best i can get it then i will check to see just how fast it is going .

    norma brass
    54 gr. RL- 25
    fed 210 match primers
    speed ? well never met an elk that could tell how fast the bullet was
    that killed him lol

    or

    norma brass
    52.5 gr. RL- 22
    fed 210 match primer
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    If it's consistently accurate in your rifle, then it sounds like you've got a great load.

    142 SMK
    50.5 h4831sc
    Lapua brass
    cci br2
    2865 fps from a 25" Krieger

    6.5-284 Cartridge Guide
     
  5. ak1251

    ak1251 Well-Known Member

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    45.5 gr H4350
    Laupa case
    CCI br2
    140 Nosler BTHP
    2850-2875 fps
    28" shilan
     
  6. longrangeshooter1

    longrangeshooter1 Well-Known Member

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    51 gr of rel 19 gives me 3040.
     
  7. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    51.5 H4831sc
    F210M
    140 VLD
    2930-2950 from 26" 8 twist
    Not max load.
     
  8. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your chamber I use lighter loads in a couple 30" barreled bench guns and have data from my new 26" hunting rifle.
    30" 8 twist .130" freebore no turn neck chamber, 139grn lapua scenar Norma brass .010" in the lands 49.8grns Imr4350 CCI BR2 primer 3.133" OAL 3020fps 4-6fps ES, 53.5grns H4831sc nets the same velocity but the ES is 8~10. Does the same with bergers but OAL is 3.204"
    My hunting rifle is a 26" 8.3 twist with a kiff 6.5x284norma match chamber, 140 amax 3.134" .060" jump 57.5grns H1000 3012fps 18-20 ES or 59.5grns of Retumbo for 3076fps ES 7-9, both with Fed215M primers and tested in Norma and Lapua brass, this also gives about the same results with bergers at 3.174" .056" jump.
    I have tried H4350, 4831sc, RE22, RE25, Imr4350,4831, and Magpro, I just can't get the speed out of the shorter barrels with the hotter powders.
    (Note the Retumbo load runs almost 3200fps out of a 30" barrel) the only reason I don't use this is it is to fast for a true 8 twist and the accuracy falls off.
    A good hunting load for out to 6-700 yards is a 129grn interlock jumped .060" in front of 55grns of H4831sc with a 210M primer for 3147fps ES around 13.
    I haven't ruled out Imr 7828ssc yet it is showing some promise.
    I'm NOT responsible for anyones ignorance, obviously work up to these, save face, literally!
     
  9. BigHorn WBY

    BigHorn WBY Well-Known Member

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    140gr Berger
    55grs H1000
    WW 284 brass
    Fed 210
    nothing prepped, nothing special

    3085fps in a 26" savage barrel
     
  10. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    6.5x284 Load
    53.0gr 7828
    140 Berger VLD Hunting Bullets
    CCI Large Primer
    COL 3.100
    3010 fps
    Lapua Brass
    Brux Barrel 27 1/2 inch This load shoots awesome in my gun
     
  11. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Currently:
    140 grain Berger Hunting VLD
    50.5 grains H4831SC
    Fed GM210M primer

    Nearly straight up 2800 fps with a factory Savage barrel. 26" long but has the adjustable muzzle brake that I leave turned off.

    Just got some Retumbo to play with.

    Great thread.
     
  12. jg243

    jg243 New Member

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    140 vld 58gr retumbo cci 200 primers Lapua brass 3050 fps. Lilja 26" 1-8"3gr.
     
  13. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried Reloader 17?
     
  14. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I did. The velocities were great, accuracy was okay at 100.

    The ES was pretty bad and it heated my barrel up a lot faster that H4831SC. Had a ton of blast too. I would have dealt with the last two if the ES was lower.

    I was using 139 grain Lapua Scenars and GM210M primers.