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I'll shortly be adding a 6.5x284 to the cabinet and looking for advice on best recipes.

Lapua brass and Barnes 120gn TTSX as a starting point in a 24" barrel. I'm thinking that N160 or one of the reloader swiss powders (RS80 or RS70 maybe?). 

Load data seems thin on the ground and the go-to powders in the US seem to be H4350 and H4831 so I'm looking for something available in the UK as a starting point.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks, but looking at that Vhit data, N160 gives very similar velocities to N165 but for about 5gn less. Why would you go for 165 over 160?

cheers

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You've kinda answered your own question - Vit 165 will give a better case-fill than Vit 160.  The 6.5-284 will hold about 59gn of powder.

Some use Hodgdon H4831SC but load is about 49gn - so lots of space left. 

I think my load was 56gn - but please don't just slap that in your 6.5-284.  As always, that load was safe in my rifle etc......

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Hi 

Was using N165 in mine , tried RS70 as I had a stock left over and wow ! 55 gn 140 AMAX 3150 fps single hole groups in a old 24" LW barrel. The difference was hard to believe. No sign of any pressure in mine.

Always remebering to start low and work up safely

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I had a quick play with quickload the other day (I don't have my own copy unfortunately) and RS70 did seem to be a powder that would work well. Cheers

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I see Vihtavouri have just brought out a N565 - might be good in the 6.5-284 - though RS70 looks good.

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On 24/01/2018 at 10:49 AM, The Gun Pimp said:

I've always used Vit 165 with a 139/140gn bullet.

Do you see an increase in barrel life by using such a ‘cool’ powder? 

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