6.5-284 Norma Load data

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  1. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    Looking for data for new MOA custom 26" barrel 6.5 -284 Norma.
    Powders i have are:
    H1000, IMR 4350, RL 22
    Bullets on hand:
    Hornady ELD-X 140gr, Barnes LRX 127gr

    I know Im reading H4831sc seems to be the gold standard but If I can use a slower burning powder that burns clean and performs well at distance hopefully I can extend the barrel life in my barrel burning long rang hunter/target rifle. Atleast thats my thought process. Ok GURU's help me out. Im in the flat lands so a great magnum powder selection is not readily availible .
     
  2. dougduey

    dougduey Well-Known Member

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    RL22 works great for me with the 130 AB & BT
    RL 26, H4831 (sc) and Retumbo will all serve you well
    Those are the powders I use with my 6.5-284. I only shoot 140/143 gr and 130 gr bullets
     
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    kiwikid Well-Known Member

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  4. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    Any starting load help would be appreciated.
     
  5. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    My go to in my 6.5x284’s for hunting is 56-58gr Retumbo, Fed 210M, Lapua Brass. 2980-3015FPS, ES<12FPS. Bullets: 140gr Berger HVLD/JLK VLD. Seat 20-75 thousandths off the lands. Excellent temp stability and barrel life.
     
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    eshorebwhntr Well-Known Member

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    I just finished load development for my first 6.5x284 recently using Lapua brass, 215s, 140vld-h, and rl26 & h1000. Both produced accurate loads. Best accuracy for me was right at the lands.

    Rl26 sweet spot was around 54.7gr @ 3080fps.

    H1000 was around 55.1gr @ 2970fps.
     
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  7. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  8. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    picked up a box of 250 Nosler 140gr RDF locally to try out. Anyone tried them yet in the 6.5-284?
     
  9. Dmagna

    Dmagna Active Member

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    They shoot okay in mine, I am not bothering with them because mine is a hunting rifle.
     
  10. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Didn't MOA tell you what they shot with it?
     
  11. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Got the whole load workup and all. Runs great with that load. Just trying to find other options.
    56gr 4831SC
    140gr VLDs
     
  12. Dmagna

    Dmagna Active Member

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    Are you sure you are using 56 gr of 4831 sc? Because I think my gun would have blown up with that amount.
     
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  13. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Mine also!
     
  14. ncwg2boatguy

    ncwg2boatguy Well-Known Member

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    Oops. 54gr . I was going from memory at work. Luckily I never do that at the bench