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#1 Desert Fox

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

I will give this powder a whirl on my 6.5-284 and see what kind of velocity and accuracy I can squeezed out from this cartridge. Maybe this is the powder that can get me over that 3,000 ft/sec threshold with 140 grain Berger VLD without pressure. We shall see. Posted Image
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Let me know how that worls out for you. I have some in the powder cabinet that I've used in my 375 H&H but haven't given it a try in the 6.5x284.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

Let me know how that worls out for you. I have some in the powder cabinet that I've used in my 375 H&H but haven't given it a try in the 6.5x284.

I'll let you know Frank.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Loaded some for 6.5-47 Lapua also. I'll try to make it to the range tomorrow.Posted Image
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Woke up at 4:30 AM this morning, brewed my self a fresh cup of ground coffee, loaded up the truck and off to the range I went. Got there just at the crack of dawn and began the ritual of seating up the target, spotting scope, rifle, bullet and chronograph. One problem however, I have the chronograph but left the the darn sky screen at home. I hate when that happens. I just don't feel comfortable shooting my untested load without a chronograph. But I went ahead and shoot the first five round of my start load anyway just to observe pressure sign if any, and then call it a day afterwards. My wife was surprised to see me back at home so early. Here's the 4 shot group each from both the 6.5-284 and 6.5-47 Lapua @ 110 yards. There's potential that warranted further testing. 6.5-284 Norma 4 shot group with 48 grains of Reloader 17 and 140 grain Berger Target VLD Posted Image 6.5-47 Lapua 4 shot group with 40 grains of Reloader 17 and 130 grain Berger Target VLD. 3 shot went into the same hole at right. Posted Image
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Very nice.Tom

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

Looks good.Question though; what range do you go to that is setup for 110 yards?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

West End Gun Club. It's actually around 100 meters from the bench to the target stand. My RF however read 110 yards.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

It's actually around 100 meters from the bench to the target stand.

Gotcha. That makes sense.
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