Would someone be so kind as to run some numbers for me, im a little confused.
I have a new 6.5 - 284 which i would like to run with 120 grain Barnes TTSX and H4831sc powder.
I have Noslers reloading data which suggests 52.0 grains of powder, up to 56.0 grains.
I have looked at other data from Hodgedon etc and they seam to suggest a maximum load of 52.5 grains.
Not a problem i hear you say, just load low and work up, but eating into the useful barrel life by a substantial margin me thinks.
48 grains up to 56 with 3 or 4 rounds each at half a grain, and im looking at a lot of bullets and a small fortune in powder.
6.5 - 284 24 inch barrel, Lapua brass, H4831sc, Barnes 120 grain TTSX with a C.O.A.L of 3.048 inches, Fed 210 primer.
If at all possible could someone have a look to see what quick load suggests as a max.
I know Hodgedon can be conservative but for Nosler to start at Hodgedons do not exceed seams crazy.