New 6.5X284

Sockeye66

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Looking to load for this new rifle I have and would like to hear any recommendations on Brass and loading data.
My 6.5x284 shot pretty well with most of the usual powders, but far and away the best has been RL23 with the 143 eldx in Lapua brass and a BR2 primer. I load 52.4 gr for 2960 FPS out of a 24" barrel. Safe for my rifle, please work up with the standard caution.
 

Eric H

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My 6.5x284 shot pretty well with most of the usual powders, but far and away the best has been RL23 with the 143 eldx in Lapua brass and a BR2 primer. I load 52.4 gr for 2960 FPS out of a 24" barrel. Safe for my rifle, please work up with the standard caution.
What's your jump?
 

Bang4theBuck

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I use RL 26, and don't have any issue getting over 3010 fps, without pressure. I use 140 Berger vld and cci BR2 primers. Laser accurate too
 

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I'm using peterson 284 win brass necked down and turned to 293 loaded diameter. 156 bergers w/ 53.6gr rl26 @ 2960. 45k off lands, my freebore is a mile long, saami spec.
 

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I'm using peterson 284 win brass necked down and turned to 293 loaded diameter. 156 bergers w/ 53.6gr rl26 @ 2960. 45k off lands, my freebore is a mile long, saami spec.
I like RL26, for me it just hasn't given the consistent accuracy, but OMG does it smoke the bullets out there. If you get both with that combination, that's a real long range bomber.
 

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I like RL26, for me it just hasn't given the consistent accuracy, but OMG does it smoke the bullets out there. If you get both with that combination, that's a real long range bomber.
It works in this rifle. Seating depth test at 210y. Christensen ridgeline that I picked up deeply discounted and put a new stock on. Rifle shoots excellent.
 

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Sockeye66

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It works in this rifle. Seating depth test at 210y. Christensen ridgeline that I picked up deeply discounted and put a new stock on. Rifle shoots excellent.
That's good shooting for sure. IMO, the 6.5x284 with a bullet like your shooting is the coolest looking loaded round ever. Not sure that means anything for many but it does for me.
 

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