156 eol in 6.5x284 norma

Dmagna

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I got 200 156s a few days ago. Going to try Reloder 26 and N570. Just going to keep this post up and see if anyone else is trying the same. I am in NY and it’s going to be close to 100 the next few days. I will post results as soon as I can.
 

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I was looking at the same but with N560...don’t think I have the throat length to accommodate them but will have to get my hands on some to try.
 

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I got 200 156s a few days ago. Going to try Reloder 26 and N570. Just going to keep this post up and see if anyone else is trying the same. I am in NY and it’s going to be close to 100 the next few days. I will post results as soon as I can.
What barrel length and twist are you using? I have a carbonsix barrel coming in 6.5 x 284 with a 8 twist.
 

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I too just got 200 156gr EOL's in the mail yesterday and plan to run them from my 26 Nosler w/ N570.
 

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Greyfox those are promising numbers. Half inch over 3000’ I’d be happy. I’m between this cartridge and the 6.5prc. I’m shooting for at least 2900’ with 22-24” barrel with my suppressor.
 

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Greyfox those are promising numbers. Half inch over 3000’ I’d be happy. I’m between this cartridge and the 6.5prc. I’m shooting for at least 2900’ with 22-24” barrel with my suppressor.
That performance should be achievable with either cartridge using a slow burner like R26, N565, or Retumbo. .
 

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That performance should be achievable with either cartridge using a slow burner like R26, N565, or Retumbo. .
Thank you for the reply. That’s great info. I’ve been looking hard at these two. With the prc popularity growing I believe it will have a good factory ammo following. I load my own ammo, but it’s nice to be able to buy when one is in a pinch.
 

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Just did some load/ladder testing with my 6.5x284 Norma. Barrel is a 22" Carbon 6, 8 twist sendero
New Hornady brass sized and trimmed
Federal 210 primers
156 Berger elite
.30 off lands (3.184~3.17" coal)
54.5 gr. H-1000 @ 2840 fps.

Loads start to compress, hit pressure, and become erratic @ 55.4 grains and up with my coal. Shot to 56 grains @ 2880, but it wasn't safe. My guess is my barrel will speed up another 30-40ish fps as I only have 40 rounds down it. Hopefully I'll settle around that 2850-2880 mark with the lighter loads.

Speed node was from 54.2 grains to 54.8 grains.

54.2 2831fps
54.4 2840 fps
54.6 2837 fps
54.8 2841 fps

Haven't put a group downrange yet, but I'll post when I do.
 

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