Greyfox
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Greyfox

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    1. kfro
      kfro
      Greyfox,

      How does accuracy compare between your Cooper and your Savage LRH in 6.5 284? I have read many of your posts and they have been very very helpful to me in load development for my 6.5 284. I built one with a CBI barrel and remmington action. It is still new and I am ever tweaking. But the fun of the caliber has me considering trying to trade my 270 in for a Savage LRH. Thanks!
    2. SLPUT
      SLPUT
      Greyfox,
      In my reading it seems you have a good handle on the 6.5x284. I've been reloading for years. I put rifles together on Savage actions. My recent build is on a Savage long action single shot. CBI 26" 8 twist light varmint barrel. .2972 neck. The barrel is awesome and is very accurate, shooting almost any powder combo I throw at it near 1/2 moa. My challenge is with velocity. I'm shooting Berger 140 VLD hunting bullets. Using the stoney point comp gauge shows my ogive at 2.46 just touching the lands. I've been seating my bullets there for testing. Here are the loads I've tested and the velocities:
      H4350 49 = 2833
      H4350 49.5= 2884
      H4831SC 50= 2693
      H4831SC 51.5=2800
      RL17 49.5=2978
      Retumbo at 57.5= 2804
      H1000 56 = 2825

      I'd like to be in the 2950 range and only RL17 gives me that but from my reading it seems a little unstable. My testing was done around 70 degrees and low humidity here in southern Ohio. Any ideas?
      Thanks,
      Troy
    3. JoeS1044
      JoeS1044
      Hello,

      I've doing a lot of reading in the forum and you seem to be very knowledgeable when it comes to the 6.5x284! I'm about to purchase the savage long range hunter in that caliber and I keep seeing it is a barrel burner if I am going with strictly a long range hunting rifle will i run into the problems that others get from the life of their guns?

      Thanks for any info you might have

      Joe
    4. Sargesniper
      Sargesniper
      Hi Art,please forgive me for not replying sooner. Had a death in the family and on top of that i came down with some kind of a bug.
      I cannot think of what data you are refering to but i would guess it is my loads with Superformance Powder and the 120 gr. A-Max bullet. If not, i am at a loss. You can E-Mail me or PM me again if you prefer. Sorry about the confusion on my part. Later ...... Sargesniper Larry
    5. buckfvr
      buckfvr
      Thanks for the reply.....
    6. wyhuntin12
      wyhuntin12
      Hey I was reading a chat on the g7 range finder and seen u got one.. mine is on back order and i was hopin u might have some helpfull hints for usin it or something that might have givin u some trouble at first.. oh and i orderd the g7 nightforce scope so ill make sure and give u my opinion since u was kinda thinkin about gettin one... thank u for any help:D
    7. buckfvr
      buckfvr
      I am looking hard at the LRH in 260 Rem.....in your opinion, is the mentioned rechambering for longer bullets a necessity?, as I plan to use Berger 130gr VLD for my intentions of primarily hunting deer and dogs......but will definetly be shooting out to 600 yards.

      What I dont want to happen is making an otherwise NON compressed load into a compressed load because of seating depth requirements to accomodate the longer 130 VLD.

      Thanks in advance, Russ Wa. state
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