30-284 loads and components questions

Tac-O

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My barrel for my 30-284 should be here tomorrow! Then I have to drop it off at the smith and wait awhile. Probably several months. So I'll have time to try to find the best powders and primers.

Questions on loads-

1. Does quickload have the ability to do calculations for this wildcat cartridge?

2. For load data, does anyone use .30-06 data for loose guidelines with success?

3. Does anyone have powder recommendations for 180-200gr bullets that seem to work well with a variety of different bullets?

4. I would think this cartridge would favor slightly slower powders than the '06 due to case design. Is this true?

I'll likely have a 23" barrel and I always shoot Sierra or Speer bullets.

I have a pound of RL16, probably 4 pounds of h4350, and a couple of imr4451.
 

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Not sure on the 30-284, but my 284 throated long for 180’s(long action) loves 55.5gr of H-4831 running them just shy of 2900 FPS. Not sure if that helps but that’s all I have that’s close.
 

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Not sure on the 30-284, but my 284 throated long for 180’s(long action) loves 55.5gr of H-4831 running them just shy of 2900 FPS. Not sure if that helps but that’s all I have that’s close.

That's smokin fast! Do you use a regular or magnum primer?
 

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My barrel for my 30-284 should be here tomorrow! Then I have to drop it off at the smith and wait awhile. Probably several months. So I'll have time to try to find the best powders and primers.

Questions on loads-

1. Does quickload have the ability to do calculations for this wildcat cartridge?

2. For load data, does anyone use .30-06 data for loose guidelines with success?

3. Does anyone have powder recommendations for 180-200gr bullets that seem to work well with a variety of different bullets?

4. I would think this cartridge would favor slightly slower powders than the '06 due to case design. Is this true?

I'll likely have a 23" barrel and I always shoot Sierra or Speer bullets.

I have a pound of RL16, probably 4 pounds of h4350, and a couple of imr4451.
These should give you a baseline ...

https://loaddata.com/Cartridge/30-284-PO-Ackley-Data/6917

https://loaddata.com/Cartridge/30-284/1431

https://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/30-284-vs-300wsm.3738139/
 

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That's smokin fast! Do you use a regular or magnum primer?
Primer is BR2, velocity is at 2857 was thinking it was 2870. Still does a great job at 1,000 yds. Velocity at 1,000 in box right hand side
 

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