Discussion in 'Reloading' started by longrangeshooter1, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. longrangeshooter1

    longrangeshooter1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Looking for a load out of 6.5-284 with 142 gr or 140 gr with Rel 19 or Rel 25 And what kind of fps your getting thanks
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    I use h4831sc and haven't tried anything else.

    There are a few loads here...
    6.5-284 Cartridge Guide

    I don't see rl19 or 25 listed. But, there was a similar thread here last week if you can find it.

    -- richard
  3. pablo

    pablo Active Member

    Oct 30, 2009
    It's hard to not use H4831 SC after you use it the first time.:)
  4. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2010
    I have not tried RL19 or 25. I did shoot some RL17 today at 2975fps with a 140g Nosler Custom Competition. 50g of RL17 a BR2 and Winchester 284 cases at 3.085". A little sticky...49.5 was 2940fps and not sticky. 51.5g H4831sc was 2840fps or so loaded the same way. H4350 a little slower at a little over 2800fps(2814?ave).

    RL17 is the leader of the pack so far for speed. H4831sc has the smallest group and ES with 51g and a ES of 8fps for 3 shots... (.320"). To be fair it was also on the most stable shooting platform. Next up for testing is Retumbo and N560...Then maybe RL22 and RL25. I think that RL17 may be in the cartridges I take elk hunting! Groups were promising but we will see once I go out to 400yards.

    37 bullets down the pipe on the Savage LRH I bought recently, 3 powders and about 13 different loads 2 different bullets and 2 scopes so far as far as I can remember. Fun stuff!! Rang the first gongs with the 6.5x284 today!! Doesn't even dent the AR500 steel gongs I got here!!