LOAD DATA FOR 6.5X284

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  1. ANDY T

    ANDY T

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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

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  2. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Site $$ Contributor

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    Go to the hodgden reloading site as I believe they are the importers of this powder.
     
  3. dms6655

    dms6655

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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
     
  4. BBTC48

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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.
     
  5. Erik Cortina

    Erik Cortina Team Lapua-Brux Captain Site $$ Contributor

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    ***WORK UP TO THESE LOADS***
    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.

    Good luck!
     

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