Load data needed for 156 berger 6.5x284

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  1. Spj0928

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    Does anybody have load data for 6.5x284 with 156grn bergers?
     
  2. SBS

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    I'm headed down that road soon. I plan to start with loads from the now discontinued Sierra 155 Matchkings: 53.5 gr. IMR 7828 SSC or regular 7828 (which should fill the case more) and 54.5 gr. Reloader 26. Both will produce about 2875 fps (27" bbl.) with around 53-54,000 psi and work up a little from there if possible. Your starting point might be a little lower, depending on case brand and length of throat.
     
  3. gman47564

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    I am in the process of load development with the 153 atip in a 6.5x284 with re 23
    51.2 grains is giving me 2830 in a 26 inch shilen barrel.. shooting good. Still have to see if it repeats itself.. 3 shots at 250
     

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    I am shooting these in my 6.5x47 Lapua suppressed. 39.5 grains H4350 .020 off the lands
    Muzzle velocity is 2731.My extreme spread is 8.I have shot them out to 900 yards.I like this bullet has a nice pattern when hitting a steel plate.Also using Federal AR Match primers.
     
  6. dhenry132

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    Best accuracy for me was H1000 and Retumbo
    In the upper mid 50’s grains
     
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    Do you plan to use them and if so, what advantages do you see?
    I'm having trouble finding a use that is worth the time and expense of working up a load.
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  8. dhenry132

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    That’s all I shoot in my 6.5x284 now
    They perform better in wind than anything I have tried.
    I mainly shoot steel at longer distances. Much better than the 140 hybirds for me, and I can push them over 3100 FPS if need be
     
  9. wboggs

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    I have had pretty good luck with the SMK150.
    Thanks for your response, it is nice to have the opinion of shooters actually using a product.
     
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  11. mr.big

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    Will the 156 shoot tight in an 8 twist
     
  12. dhenry132

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    1 in 8 works fine
    .266 5 shot group at 100 yd with H1000
     

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