Loads wanted for 6.5-284 Norma

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kiongozi, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. kiongozi

    kiongozi New Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    Can anyone help with suggested loads for the 6.5-284 Norma with either

    120 TSX or 130 accubonds?

    The only Barnes data for 120 grain I have is from the Barnes #3 Manual and those loads suppose the use of the "X" or XLC coated bullets only.

    I have both Norma and Lapua brass and Fed 210 Gold Medal primers and pretty well most of the same powders you have in the USA.

    Overall cartridge length is not a problem as both the magazine and throat length will accomodate 142 SMK's seating far out of the case mouth.

    The barrel is a 26" Krieger but top velocity is not the main objective.

    Is there a "sweet spot" for bullet jump for Accubonds. I tend to run TSX in other calibres from .050 -.060 Jump and SMK's round about .010" but have no experience with Accubond?

    Many thanks

  2. bluedevil90

    bluedevil90 New Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    Hey, I'm looking for the same info and was curious if you ever found a good load. I have little doubt the 140s are better ballistically, but I prefer the 120 grain triple shock for its on game performance. Never been a fan of the bonded 130s, Nosler or Swift.