100 gr. 6-.284 loading data???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by deruyter, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. deruyter

    deruyter Member

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    Does anyone have decent data for such a beast. I am looking to build a hotrod 6mm and am looking for suggestions on the caliber or loads for the 6-.284.

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    I use R-22, IMR-4831, H-4831 and H-1000 in mine. R-22 gives the best velocity. With a 100 Sierra I use 52.5 grains of R-22 and I am pushing them at 3480fps. This load in my rifle will shoot under about 3/4 of an inch at 300 yards. Of course you will have to work up your load so I would start at 50 grains. If you build one I would build it on a long action and with a 28inch barrel that is what mine has. If you are going to shoot VLD bullets over 95 grains make sure to get an 8 twist. My rifle also likes the 95 grain Ballistic Tip and I use 53.0 grains of R-22 and they are going 3520 FPS and they will shoot about a 1 inch group at 500 yards and at 100 yards they are in the .2's with 3 shots. I hope this gives you an idea of what you can expect from a 6mm-284. I would also talk to FiftyDriver AKA (Kirby Allen) he has a 6mm-284 and he shoots 105 A-max bullets at 3550fps with a 30inch Lilja barrel and it is very Accurate.
     
  3. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Nice accuracy!
     
  4. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    Golden Accuracy,
    I agree with alot of what Dakor said about the 6-284 ,I have shot one for several years and in my opinion dont build one unless it is a 1-8" twist to shoot VLD type bullet's of 105 to 107gr's .most that I have seen prefer RL22.( if you opt for a three groove barrel the only bullet that wont blow up coming out the muzzle is the Sierra 107gr MK)the good thing is that it is the best bullet I have found for this round.
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  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Brien why would a 3 grove barrel be hard on bullets? I was thinking of getting one but you say that! So now I might reconsider.
     
  6. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    Iron Worker,
    in my 6-284 I have a 3groove 8" twist Pac-Nor barrel if I exceed 3300fps with Berger 105gr VLD's they BLOW-UP exiting the muzzle, I switched to the 107gr SMK and I can push them as fast as I want, FiftyDriver has noticed the same thing but only in 6mm 3groove barrels. Guns and Women can be very unpredictable.
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  7. Kanab

    Kanab Active Member

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    My 3 groove 1:8 Pac Nor shoots fairly well with 70 grain Blitz Kings exceeding 3600 fps. 0.401" / 5 shots / 100 yards.
     
  8. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    Don Ut,
    I just popped on my computer and saw your post so I could not resist. Why would you shoot 70gr BK's with such a low B.C. out of a 3 groove 1-8" barrel when stepping up 35gr's you could extend your range several hundred yard's. with 70's you could get away with a 1-12" twist. just curious.
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  9. Kanab

    Kanab Active Member

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    Brian, it isn't my 'main' load. The rifle was built for the 107 SMK that performs rather well at 1000 and a bit more. My best group at 1100 yards so far was a tad over 6 inches. I posted the 70 grain info just to show that all 3 groove Pac Nors don't blow up other bullets.

    I use this rifle for varmints and predators. The 70 grain load does great out to about 500 yards.
     
  10. Chawlston

    Chawlston Guest

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    Does anyone have decent data for such a beast. I am looking to build a hotrod 6mm and am looking for suggestions on the caliber or loads for the 6-.284.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    I have one and have shot many deer with it. I have even shot one between the eyes at 400 yards. My load is RL22 and the Nosler 90gr Ballistic tip. My barrel has a 12" twist so it will not shoot anything heavier than the 90gr pills. But it is very impressive. Longest kill on a deer is exactly 600 yards. Hope this helps you out.

    Chawlston