6.5 - 284 hunting load

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by JoeDuke, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. JoeDuke

    JoeDuke Silver $$ Contributor

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    Anyone have any suggestions on where to start on a 6.5 - 284 hunting load using 140 grain spitzer bullets?

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. 22Mag

    22Mag

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    I have used both IMR4350 and H4831-SC powders. With my 24" bbl the best groups came at about 2950 fps with either powder. I shoot the Hornady 140 SST bullets. The SST's will put a Deer down very fast. Good Luck

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  3. JoeDuke

    JoeDuke Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks for the info. Do you remember how much of either powder it took to get to this velocity? I know I can get to that with my 28" match rifle and SMK 142's but not sure about shorter barrels.


    Joe
     
  4. 22Mag

    22Mag

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    I started with about 45.0 grains on each powder and worked up until the groups or the bolt told when to stop.
     

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