New to 6.5-284 Norma

ncwg2boatguy

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Im sure its been covered before , I picked up an MOA Customs 6.5-284 Norma in a trade with 70 rds throught it. He only shot factory ammo so he must have been "Rich!" Need some load developement help for hunting out to 600-700 yds and target out to 1000. Im not a speed freak reaqlly and more into high BC bullets with good ballistics. Just not familiar with this cartridge. From what I have read its a great shooting caliber for long range. I will of course work up and "Never" load max + loads. Thanks for any help you can render.

Jim
 

DocDoc

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Tha accurAte shooter site has a section on the 6.5x284 with loads. Pick your hunting bullet and corresponding loads to work up to. Also, the Hodgon site has loads as does the Nosler online.
 

CaptnC

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Tagging in...

Just head spaced a 6.5 x 284 last night and started looking into load data on it.

Any one loading with Hodgdon Hybrid 100V? It shows up on several calibers I load for when I'm searching on Hodgdon Web site.
 

quarterman

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6mmbr.com has a good write up on the 6.5x284, Most f class guys are using H4831SC and 140 grain VLDs. I shoot the same out of mine, It works great.
 

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In addition to understanding you headspace, you will also want to know your twist rate and seating depth to the lands of your rifle for your chosen bullet(s). Assuming a twist rate of 8.5:1 or less, excellent performance for accuracy and hunting, can be achieved with bullets in the 140gr range weight The Berger 140Hunting or target) VLD, or more recently, the 140/143 Hornady ELD series are excellent starting points. All these have high BC’s and excellent accuracy. Well proven loads use H4831sc(51-53gr) or Retumbo (55-58gr), the latter producing higher velocities in the 2950-3025 range in 24-26” barrels. Accuracy can be optimized by refining charge weight and seating depth. There is a wealth of loading info on this site for reference.
Good luck with your new acquisition. The 6.5x284 is a superb cartridge!!!
 

dougduey

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H4831, Retumbo & RL26 are the powders I use for my 6.5-284 Norma. I generally load 140gr bullets, but have also loaded the 130 Accubond and BT. This cartridge is sooooo accurate, and packs a whollop on game. You'll love it. I've got a cousin that is on the Army Competitive Shooting Team. He's a handgun officianado, but he gave me the recipe his rifle marksmans set a 1000 yard record with 140gr Bergers. They used 53.1gr of H4831
 

Greyfox

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H4831, Retumbo & RL26 are the powders I use for my 6.5-284 Norma. I generally load 140gr bullets, but have also loaded the 130 Accubond and BT. This cartridge is sooooo accurate, and packs a whollop on game. You'll love it. I've got a cousin that is on the Army Competitive Shooting Team. He's a handgun officianado, but he gave me the recipe his rifle marksmans set a 1000 yard record with 140gr Bergers. They used 53.1gr of H4831

While I also use a slower burning powder(Retumbo) for the higher velocity in my hunting loads, that ACST load of H4831sc is quite accurate! 1.1 inch at 500 yards with my Savage LRH.
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JLT

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Don't forget RL-23! This powder will produce almost as much velocity as RL-26 and it is as close to unaffected by ambient temperature as powder can get.
 

scottishkat

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While I also use a slower burning powder(Retumbo) for the higher velocity in my hunting loads, that ACST load of H4831sc is quite accurate! 1.1 inch at 500 yards with my Savage LRH.
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Grey Fox 1.1 at 500 is pretty special. Do you like the 210M better than the BR2 or have you tried the BR2 or any other primers?

I have been using BR2 with H4831SC probably based on accurateshooter or some other site. May need to revisit.

Been watching your exploits with the 6.5x284 for a while now you look like your having some fun.

Good luck and shoot straight all

Bob
 
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