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    284win with rl26

    Has anyone run 162gr eldm's in a 20inch 284win with RL26?
    Googling suggests that will be OK with 180gr but scant info to be found on 162gr. I'm wondering if its too slow burn rate and better staying with AR2209 speed powders?

    If it does have potential be keen to hear people's loads.

    Any real world experience or anyone with QL or GRT feeling bored?...
    3.13" coal

    Thanks!

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    I've run Re26 with both 162s and 180s in my 22" 284 if that helps

    Very close to Saum velocity with 162's

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    It’ll be spot on I use it successfully in a lot of cases google probably wouldn’t agree with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelton View Post
    It’ll be spot on I use it successfully in a lot of cases google probably wouldn’t agree with
    Yep same!
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    Thanks @Kelton and @ GWH! Any recommendations on starting loads?

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    Iv not worked with the .284 myself unfortunately Iím sure if you reach out to GWH via pm heís point you in the right direction I know @Kudu is using rl26 but 150gn from memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelton View Post
    Iv not worked with the .284 myself unfortunately I’m sure if you reach out to GWH via pm he’s point you in the right direction I know @Kudu is using rl26 but 150gn from memory
    I'll take a look at my load record book and come back to you

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    @GWH that would be great if you could have a look when you get a moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    @GWH that would be great if you could have a look when you get a moment.
    Prob best to start a gr or two less than where I did, my barrel has quite a long throat, but my coal was very close to your 3.13"



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    Cheers @GWH, impressive speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Cheers @GWH, impressive speed!
    Yes, i was impressed too, as a comparison my 7SAUM runs 3050 fps validated out past 1,000 yards, from 63gr of re26

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    @GWH what was the accuracy like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    @GWH what was the accuracy like?
    Pretty good, all but one of those ladder test shots made one big ragged hole. I haven't done any further testing with this load as yet, but will be before F-class starts again in September, as I'm looking to have a play with the old M595 Tikka 284 in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Cheers @GWH, impressive speed!
    This barrel has a very long throat, i can seat 180 eldms right out in the neck only and only just get close to the lands. I'm certain this long throat helps it pickup velocity, and i believe it was throated like this for that exact reason, i purchased the rifle already like this.

 

 

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