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Hello out there this is my first posting though I have done a significant amount of reading.  I am an avid varmint hunter and just broke in to the larger caliber ranks as i just got back a 26 inch 6.5x284 with a 1-9 twist from Pac Nor.  My question lies in reloading for it some loads to get started with.  I am intrested in if any of you are shooting these and what type of velocitys you are getting from what powders.  My intentions are to use the gun for some long range varmiting, Antelope, Deer and if i am brave enough the 600 yard match shoots at the club.  So far to breakin the barrel i have loaded 50 grains of 4831sc behind 140 grain berger VLD's.  Any help would be great.  If there are any grammer or spelling mistakes please undersand that i am a little lysdesic.  mk

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I can't help you with your question about the 6.5 X 284, however I can welcome you to the Forum and advise you that none of us can spael veree gud eider.

I believe there are a few members who shoot that round and I'm sure they'll chime on soon enuf wit advisebiggrinbiggrin

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welcome. dont fret the dyslexia, your not the only one, and your grammar appears much better than mine.

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kanem
I think your load is right in the ball park. My load for my Encore 6.5x284 ,27",1-8 twist,MGM barrel with 140 gr. Berger VLD is-
6.5x284
1-8 twist-27 inch barrel
140 gr. VLD Berger
Lapua Brass
CCI BR2 primers
H-4831 49.5grs.
COL 3.069


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Thanks guys for the kind words.  I am real excited to be part of the forum. 

PCJ do you have any idea of how fast those bullets are moving?  mk

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kanem
My record shows the 140gr berger's at around 2810 f/s

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I use H-4350 with 140's with my 6.5-284's with great accuracy, but H-4831sc is great as well.  H-4350 suits me.

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Welcome,

I have a Savage 6.5 284. Im useing

142 gr sierra matchkings
52 gr tac powder
cci primers
lupua brass

i'm getting around 2900 fps but I also have a 30 inch barrel that increases veloicty.
It's a good long range gun. Make sure you go to the Jamborrie next year. You will learn alot and it's a blast.

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do any of you have any experience reloading Retumbo? I have heard of people getting more ft/second with it. mk

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Just my view of reloading ,but if I'm getting really good accuracy I don't worry about ft/sec.

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I agree though if I could get the velosity in the 2800 to 2950 range. it will help down range accuracy. mk

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Just wanting to give you guys an update on the new gun.  Last week we were out and hunting Antelope in Western SD and it performed Great i am still not 100% used to it but still shot my goat at 317 yards and the next day shot a Prairie dog at 515 yards on my 3 shot.  I also can't say enough about the New Bushnell 4200 30mm Tactical it worked great.  I ended up loading 54gr of 4831sc this shot the best and still fell in at about 2900.  No matter what i can't say enough about this caliber or the work that PacNor did.  mk

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Kanem,

Looks like you had better weather for goats than what we had.  Where abouts in SD were you hunting?

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We were south of Lemmon.  Though i wouldn't say the weather was great we went out on Sunday and the place that we were staying had over 2.5 inches of Rain made things a little slick but in the mornings the ground was frozen and you could get around by tuesday everything was fine the wind was a little hetic at times though.  Where did you go I spoke with some people who went to Harding Co and fought the snow and mud in some places they couldn't even get into areas becouse of it.  My inlaws are from Bowman and they had 7 inches of Snow.  mk 

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Bingo!! Harding County is where we have been going for the past 7 years.  The rancher who's land we hunt didn't seem to mind.  Gave him a better chance of drinking our beer and trying to take our money at various games.

We didn't have too much problem moving around even with all of the snow, mud and ruts.  The hardest part was staying dry, warm and sloshing around the muck.  Oh well, a bad day of hunting is still better than a good day at work.

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I just looked at your pic's. It can definatly get nasty fast. In the area that you were in had there been any problems with Blue tonge. One of the guys that i work with was south of Camp Crook and stated that it had really affected the goat #'s. mk

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kanem wrote:

I just looked at your pic's. It can definatly get nasty fast. In the area that you were in had there been any problems with Blue tonge. One of the guys that i work with was south of Camp Crook and stated that it had really affected the goat #'s. mk



I didn't know that Blue Tongue affected antelope.  Interesting.  We didn't talk to many people, but were unaware that it was happening.

 



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Hans,
i had a blue tongue once but that was because of all the red wine C.C. made me drink.

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