Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Ron_I, Buddy490, John Pollard, Shane Theriot, Wino
62797 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83604
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44289
BOBO the Clown 42873
bill oxner 41570
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34880
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31419
facebook
Forum Stats
62797 Members
46 Forums
439927 Topics
6058166 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6461464 - 09/20/16 11:47 PM 6.5-284 Powder Choice
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
H1000 or Retumbo

Which do you prefer in a 6.5-284 cartridge when chasing higher velocity with a 140 grain bullet? Would like a temperature stable powder that can achieve 2950 fps from a 26" barrel. It looks like Retumbo has the velocity edge in the Berger manual but I don't have any firsthand experience with either of these powders.

Thanks! Brandon

Top
#6461467 - 09/20/16 11:51 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22385
Loc: Texas
I have been using H4831 but wanting to try a few others some time. H1000 is getting some good marks from the long range shooters and thinking about trying it. Reloader 23 and 26 are worth a look as well.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth..._PO#Post6605808

Top
#6461478 - 09/21/16 12:30 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11615
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Short action or a long action rifle? How far can you seat the bullet out in your rifle?
_________________________

Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6461630 - 09/21/16 08:05 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 706
H4831SC worked very well for me with 140 Hybrids. 51.9 grains lit with a BR2 primer and Norma brass. The H1000 or Retumbo may be too slow and seating issues may occur due to full case fills in short actions.

3 round group at 300 yards.
http://imgur.com/a/rIqDD



Edited by Big Stan (09/21/16 11:43 AM)

Top
#6461662 - 09/21/16 08:20 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: ChadTRG42]
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Short action or a long action rifle? How far can you seat the bullet out in your rifle?


Long Action
2.530" ogive (touching lands); ~3.167" COAL

These measurements are with a Berger 140 VLD-H.


Edited by Brandon S. (09/21/16 08:28 AM)
Edit Reason: Added Bullet Info

Top
#6461670 - 09/21/16 08:25 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
Nice shooting Stan!

What kind of velocity are you all getting with H4831?

Top
#6461726 - 09/21/16 09:07 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
ChadTRG42 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11615
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Retumbo will yield you the highest velocity. With the long action and seating the bullet out far, you can cram a lot of powder in the case. Work up to your rifle's max pressure, and then work just under that area for top speed.
_________________________

Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6461749 - 09/21/16 09:24 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
I will give it a go this weekend if I can find some powder. Thanks for the tip!

Top
#6461967 - 09/21/16 11:45 AM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 706
Originally Posted By: Brandon S.
Nice shooting Stan!

What kind of velocity are you all getting with H4831?


Thanks Brandon, sorry on my last post I had the grain charge wrong, it was for my Creedmoor. The correct charge I am using for the 6.5 x 284 is 51.9 grains. The velocity is 2950 with 27 inch barrel.


Edited by Big Stan (09/21/16 11:48 AM)

Top
#6462012 - 09/21/16 12:16 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
That's great speed with H4831. I will give that one a try if the Retumbo doesn't work out. I found a pound of Retumbo so will try that this weekend.

Top
#6462243 - 09/21/16 02:24 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 706
Originally Posted By: Brandon S.
That's great speed with H4831. I will give that one a try if the Retumbo doesn't work out. I found a pound of Retumbo so will try that this weekend.


Keep us posted on your results. Good luck.

Top
#6462371 - 09/21/16 03:31 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
okierifleman Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/14/12
Posts: 389
Loc: Houston
I was running Retumbo in my 6.5 x 284 but switched to H4831SC. I am getting 3050 out of a 26'' Bartlein with 140 Hybrids

Top
#6462402 - 09/21/16 03:50 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
Brandon S. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 164
Loc: DFW
Wow! I originally discounted H4831 because of my perceived lack of velocity with that powder. I am running a 26" Bartlein as well and would be very happy with 2950-3050 fps. I just got the rifle back from the gunsmith so I will get to work this weekend with Retumbo and post back results. Were you running a magnum primer with Retumbo or standard?

Top
#6464354 - 09/22/16 08:44 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
okierifleman Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/14/12
Posts: 389
Loc: Houston
I am using regular 210's with that load. I got up to 3100 but had a little sticky bolt so I backed it down a bit.

Top
#6464527 - 09/22/16 11:12 PM Re: 6.5-284 Powder Choice [Re: Brandon S.]
cblackall Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 194
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Retumbo for velocity hands down. I've run all the powders listed here in my 6.5x284 long action with 140's. Retumbo yielded 3000 fps in my 24" barrel with Nosler AB's. I also had great results with H1000 and Berger VLD's, but didn't get the velocity of the Retumbo.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide