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Author Topic: LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284  (Read 2757 times)

Offline ANDY T

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« on: 02:03 PM, 05/17/11 »
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  • Hi
    Looking for any load data for 6.5x284 cartridge using N140 powder
    Rifle used will be Unique Alpine TPG 1 with a 26'' barrel with a 1/10 twist

     Unique Alpine TPG 1
     26'' barrel with a 1/8 twist
     Bullet will be Amax 140 seated at COAL 3070
     Please give a N140 load and fps for shooting out to 800-1100 meters

    « Last Edit: 02:50 PM, 05/17/11 by ANDY T »

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    LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284
    « Reply #1 on: 07:09 AM, 05/18/11 »
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  • Go to the hodgden reloading site as I believe they are the importers of this powder.
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    LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284
    « Reply #2 on: 07:24 AM, 05/18/11 »
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  • N-140 may be a little fast for the 6.5X284 with 140 class bullets.  N-133 and N-140 should work great with 108 scenar bullets.  I have a custom 6.5X284 hunting rifle that likes 46g of N-160 and 49g of N-165 with 140g Bergers and 139 Scenars just touching the lands.  These are very moderate accuracy loads that I get around 2,800 fps, The Lapua website has load data for the N series powder.  Good luck

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    LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284
    « Reply #3 on: 03:46 PM, 05/18/11 »
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  • Re-read your post question....first you said 10" twist then 8" twist.  You'll want to narrow that down a bit for us.  If it's a 10" twist,  forget any 140s.

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    LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284
    « Reply #4 on: 08:41 PM, 05/18/11 »
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    QuickLOAD shows 44.5 gr. N140 to be a max load for 6.5-284 using 140 gr. Hornady AMax.  Speed out of 26" barrel is 2,800 fps., again, this is MAX load! You must work up to it.

    N550 would be a better choice for your gun.  MAX load of N550 is 50.0 gr. with 140 gr. Hornady AMax, speed is 2,960 fps. from a 26" barrel.

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