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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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6mm-284 (Handloader issue #336)

6mm-284 (Handloader issue #336)
Warning! Gun: Rifles Inc. Model 700 6mm-284 with a 28-inch heavy Shilen barrel, UNLESS NOTED IN REMARKS; Twist: 1:9; Case: necked down Lapua 6.5-284 brass; Primer: Federal GM210M; Velocity: average of 5 shots chronographed at 12 feet; Source: Handloader February/March 2022 issue #336.
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
55 Nosler Ballistic Tip Hodgdon H-4895 Subscribe 4119
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .42
58 Hornady V-MAX Alliant RL-15 Subscribe 4077
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.748; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .37
65 Hornady V-MAX Alliant RL-15 Subscribe 3754
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.752; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .51
68 Berger MFB Target Alliant RL-22 Subscribe 3672
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.764; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .23
75 Hornady V-MAX Hodgdon Hybrid 100V Subscribe 3651
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.790; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .40
75 Speer HP Norma N-205 Subscribe 3660
Remarks: this load was tested in a rebarreled Sako L579 6mm-284 with a 26-inch Douglas barrel; COAL (inches): 2.775; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .84
85 Nosler Partition Norma N-205 Subscribe 3526
Remarks: this load was tested in a rebarreled Sako L579 6mm-284 with a 26-inch Douglas barrel; COAL (inches): 2.790; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.18
85 Nosler Partition Hodgdon Hybrid 100V Subscribe 3476
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.818; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .88
90 Swift Scirocco II Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 3424
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.835; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .56
90 Speer SSP Norma N-205 Subscribe 3544
Remarks: this load was tested in a rebarreled Sako L579 6mm-284 with a 26-inch Douglas barrel; COAL (inches): 2.800; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.27
95 Berger Match VLD Accurate Magpro Subscribe 3317
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.887; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .29
100 Nosler Ballistic Tip Hodgdon Hybrid 100V Subscribe 3332
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.876; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .37
103 Hornady ELD-X Hodgdon Retumbo Subscribe 3254
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.885; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .62
105 Hornady BTHP Alliant RL-22 Subscribe 3310
Remarks: this load exceeds the 2.800-inch maximum length recommended for magazines of short-action rifles; COAL (inches): 2.894; 5-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .44
115 Berger VLD Target Hodgdon Retumbo Subscribe 3129
Remarks: stabalizing this bullet requires a quicker rifling twist rate; COAL (inches): 2.915