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Old 07-31-2020, 04:21 PM   #1
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Anyone shooting this caliber ? If so do you have any pet loads you would like to share ?
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Wonderful cartridge, no longer own mine but had two and both performed beyond my capabilities.

I stuck to H4831sc and RL19 and ran 140gr Amaxs up around 2950 in Nosler brass. I've read some guys with outstanding results running the 156 EOL over RL26.

Enjoy if you got one!
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:05 PM   #3
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I have one in the Christensen Ridgeline. It’s my absolute favorite rifle. I shoot Nosler 140gr out of mine. For some reason when I try to reload for it my bolt won’t go down. I’ve measured everything and can’t find the problem.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #4
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I’ve had mine for about 7 years. Love it. I load a 140 SST with 50.2gr’s of H4831. Everything drops where it’s shot.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #5
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I shoot a 140 vld .020” off with 55.1 grains of 4831sc yielding about 2890fps.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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I have one in the Christensen Ridgeline. Itís my absolute favorite rifle. I shoot Nosler 140gr out of mine. For some reason when I try to reload for it my bolt wonít go down. Iíve measured everything and canít find the problem.
Is your die pushing the shoulder back? I had this happen with a .300 win mag. My sizing die even when screwed down all the way wasn't moving the shoulder back. I put the die in my lathe and took off about 20 thou. Now it works great.
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:06 PM   #7
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Is your die pushing the shoulder back? I had this happen with a .300 win mag. My sizing die even when screwed down all the way wasn't moving the shoulder back. I put the die in my lathe and took off about 20 thou. Now it works great.


For us mortals that donít have a lathe
Redding makes shell holders that are shorter for this.


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Old 07-31-2020, 11:42 PM   #8
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I was given a rifle in 6.5x284, told it was a one-hole gun but I don't reload so I've never shot it. Is there any benefit to having it re-chambered to 6.5PRC?
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:06 AM   #9
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I was given a rifle in 6.5x284, told it was a one-hole gun but I don't reload so I've never shot it. Is there any benefit to having it re-chambered to 6.5PRC?
Not really. The 6.5 prc uses a magnum bolt face (.532) while the 6.5X284 uses a standard bolt face (.473). Lot's of expense and might be some other factors involved.

The good news is that a couple of companies manufacture 6.5X284 ammunition.


https://ammoseek.com/ammo/6.5-284

If the rifle came with load data you can have some made here most likely.


https://dallasreloads.com
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:05 AM   #10
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I was given a rifle in 6.5x284, told it was a one-hole gun but I don't reload so I've never shot it. Is there any benefit to having it re-chambered to 6.5PRC?
Unless the gun has sentimental value to you, I think youíre better off selling it and buying another that is chambered in a caliber you want.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:21 AM   #11
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I was given a rifle in 6.5x284, told it was a one-hole gun but I don't reload so I've never shot it. Is there any benefit to having it re-chambered to 6.5PRC?
You want to sell it?
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:56 AM   #12
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I was given a rifle in 6.5x284, told it was a one-hole gun but I don't reload so I've never shot it. Is there any benefit to having it re-chambered to 6.5PRC?
No, unless you want to have another gun that you donít shoot
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:53 AM   #13
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I had great luck with Retumbo and 140gr Berger VLD’s. Better MV and shot little bughole groups.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:46 PM   #14
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Federal Large Match Primers (GM2), Retumbo powder (56.5 grains), Berger 140 grain VLD bullets, and Lapua brass. I love my 6.5-284, the Berger VLD’s don’t disappoint.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:08 PM   #15
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Federal Large Match Primers (GM2), Retumbo powder (56.5 grains), Berger 140 grain VLD bullets, and Lapua brass. I love my 6.5-284, the Berger VLDís donít disappoint.
I shoot the 140 VLDs out of my 264 win mag. To say they are nasty is an understatement.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:02 PM   #16
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I shoot the 140 VLDs out of my 264 win mag. To say they are nasty is an understatement.
Definitely... I havenít had to track an animal since I started using the VLDís.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:08 PM   #17
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Is your die pushing the shoulder back? I had this happen with a .300 win mag. My sizing die even when screwed down all the way wasn't moving the shoulder back. I put the die in my lathe and took off about 20 thou. Now it works great.
Not sure on that but I will check. Appreciate the info
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:54 PM   #18
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I shoot a 140 vld .020Ē off with 55.1 grains of 4831sc yielding about 2890fps.
May want to check those #'s.. that sounds like an awful lot of powder to only yield 2900fps and on the verge of being pretty over-pressured and dangerous...

If they're right your rifle is an anomaly for sure
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:56 PM   #19
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Definitely... I havenít had to track an animal since I started using the VLDís.
The last time I shot my 6.5-284, VLDís werenít on the market yet.
Guess I need to try them and see how they work out of my long range gun.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:28 AM   #20
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Thanks for the info folks ,
Played with mine yesterday , Shot some 123gr over h414 and was pretty impressed . Now going to try 129 and 140 to see what groups I get .
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:20 PM   #21
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Retumbo, lapua brass, federal primers, 140gr VLD. Dropped several animals out to long ways.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:21 PM   #22
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A friend of mine who owns a gun store built this caliber in his heavy long range P-dog gun. I think he's made green spray out to 600 yds with it. Danged gun weighs 25+ lbs even with fluted barrel. He called it his 6.5 catbird gun.
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