Preach brother, drives me crazy alsoAnd if putting the rifle together don't be stupid and get a 22" or 24" barrel. People talk about "I want long range" and then cry and say they need it "handy". Get free velocity with a 28-30" barrel. It will help at those ranges to make your job easier. Be smart. That goes for whatever cartridge you choose.
And if putting the rifle together don't be stupid and get a 22" or 24" barrel. People talk about "I want long range" and then cry and say they need it "handy". Get free velocity with a 28-30" barrel. It will help at those ranges to make your job easier. Be smart. That goes for whatever cartridge you choose.
I almost shudder to think of how antiquated and old school my stuff is as well as the knowledge I bring to the table. Guess I'll have to sit at the kiddie table at Thanksgiving from now on.Those loads and bullets are from the way "past". LOL So many better bullet options now.
That Mr Peabody reference probably went over some heads too. LolI almost shudder to think of how antiquated and old school my stuff is as well as the knowledge I bring to the table. Guess I'll have to sit at the kiddie table at Thanksgiving from now on.
If only Mr. Peabody could fire up the 'Way Back Machine' I would have a ball at Camp Perry with what I know now.
LOL... that was pretty much the go to powder several decades ago for the larger capacity cases and/or heavier bullets. It was not unusual to buy a 20 pound keg of IMR 4895 for .308 or .30-06 for everything out to 600 yards and then have a keg of IMR 4350 for 600 yards and beyond. Of course the .308 was getting a bit tuckered out past 800 yards though.What I gather from that is I need to load 66 grains of IMR4350...
The readily available 6.5 Creedmore is all you need.
I actually liked 4064 as it had good load density in .308 and .30-06 but sometimes it was not easy to get ahold of so would go with whatever was on hand. Also I found that 4064 was best measured as opposed to 'thrown' due to it being kind of a longer stick powder.I still shoot 4064 when I don't have varget.
Yes. But a big difference between 1000 yards and 1500. F class shooters us what is tolerable for 3-4 relays a day, with good accuracy. Another also use 300 wsm, especially at the 1000 yard line. If it wasn't for the weight limit I imagine more shooters would shoot bigger cartridges.Lot of 100 yard f class success with .284.
22 dasherOP- what do you have now?
6.5 creed maybe common and usable, but far from the "best". The best would honestly probably be something that starts with a .4, be going Mach Jesus and pushing a bullet that looks like the penetrator out of a 120 round. Just because it's usually used at 3000 yards doesn't mean that it's not applicable at 1500.
Reason dictates a round thats not $7 a shot, doesn't take a 2 man crew to move and doesn't cost as much as a used corvette. Unless all that is cool with you, then go full mongo.
How accurate is the 6.5x284? Cause if it's a fast twist and you shoot heavies it should be gtg.
It’s strictly my deer gun, it’s a build on a 106 year old Mauser 98 action.That is a very nice cartridge to play around with.
But it's not one you are going to commonly find ammo and brass for, so it's best for folks that are into loading.
Also it does eat the barrels a bit faster than some others.
No argument there. Any time I loaded for 600 yds. or beyond (out to 1,000 yards) charges are weighed. Sure you can throw a charge light but then bring it up to the target weight on a scale. I say 'out to 1,000 yards' as that is the limit of ranges in my geographical area. Also it is the limit of my humbleness as shooting a 1,000 yards can bring a person down a peg or two.If you are shooting for precision at 1000-1500 then you better be weighing each charge and not just tossing powder into a case like a blasting AR. LOL