Load help for 6.5x284 with 130 gr Scirocco

DurwoodDurwood Senior MemberPosts: 970 Senior Member
I'm looking for load suggestions for the above combo using H-4350 powder other powder suggestions are fine too. Looking for velocity! Thanks
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    No suggestions??? Thanks in advance. This will be shot out of a Savage 116 with a 24" barrel.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    This is the first load I ever worked up for my rifle. I used 130gr Scirrocco II No idea the velocity.

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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Thanks Zee, that load should be a fast one. I'm going to start low and check my velocity as I go. If I can get 3000 fps or close I'll be happy.
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,341 Senior Member
    I've seen dozens of loads on various forums of getting 140's up to 2900, I see no reason at all you won't be able to hit 3k with the 130gr.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,705 Senior Member
    H-4350 will surely work, but if I had the barrel length you have, I would lean to H-4831sc first.
    Ernie

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,797 Senior Member
    A few years back, I was looking for a load for the same bullet in .260. I called Swift. The owner called me back from home and gave me some recipes to try. I can't remember his name now, but he was a great guy. We talked for about 1/2 hour over the phone. It couldn't hurt to give them a shout. If not, Zee's recipe appears to be pretty effective with the 4831.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    It's a hot load. Work up gently!!!!!!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Using a 24" barrel the powders predicted to give the highest velocity in QuickLoad are:
    Rel-25
    Ramshot Magnum
    Norma MRP
    V V N560
    IMR7828
    IMR7828SC
    Accurate MagPro
    Rel-22
    Win WXR
    V V N570

    All of which should BARELY be able to get you to/above 3K MV

    H4831 and H4831SC can get you up around 2950fps
    H4350 and IMR 4350 both BARELY make 2900FPS from a 24" barrel.

    If you have any of the faster MV powders, I'd got look at the manufacturer's data and go from there
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Thanks for all of the input. I made a call to Swift today and spoke with "Brad" he gave me some data as well. I believe I am going to stick with H-4831 and H-4350 with maybe one other powder if time permits. Interestingly, Brad said that 53.5 grs of H-4831 produced 2936 fps from his rifle. Don't know the barrel length etc on that one...
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    Mine has a 26" barrel.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    Thanks for all of the input. I made a call to Swift today and spoke with "Brad" he gave me some data as well. I believe I am going to stick with H-4831 and H-4350 with maybe one other powder if time permits. Interestingly, Brad said that 53.5 grs of H-4831 produced 2936 fps from his rifle. Don't know the barrel length etc on that one...
    Glad I could help, 14fps difference from QL's prediction is well within the 10% margin of error they claim they need
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    I'm going to hit the range this weekend. We'll see how close to 2950ish I can get without blowing a primer:yikes:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:

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