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Unread 07-15-2007, 11:09 PM
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d&t i just got a new rifle built in a 6.5-284 it,s a short action 700 single shot with a bedded hs sendero stock, shilen trigger 1-8 twist sm pacnor 27'' long sendero taper it will be used for deer hunting and some informal target shooting i have already thought of having a 7wsm or 7stw built for a true long range deer rifle figured the 6.5-284 would run out of steam around 600yds ,starting at 2900fps with a 140 a-max at 800yds it,s only traveling 1700 fps and 900ftlbs of energy at that slow of speed i was concerned with bullet expansion and low energy levels but it,s got a couple hundred more ftlbs of energy than your 6-284 does at 800 and that seems to be be working quite well for you so maybe i won,t need a bigger caliber after all the 6.5 will have far less recoil which leads to better shooting ,scope will be a zeiss conquest 4.5-14-44 sf w mildot in burris zee sig rings by the way that,s a nice looking setup.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 01:06 PM
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thank you Sir...

The 140 gr. A-MAX "WILL" open up on a deer at 1,000 yards if you punch high on the front shoulder as I have used the same caliber/velocity/barrel twist rate as you...

We finally decided to go with the Hornady 95 gr. V-MAX bullets in 1-10" twist barrels a couple years ago and have'nt looked back since. We can pust these bullets to 3,500 fps. with ease and they do perform much better on deer out to a little over 1,000 yards....

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Unread 05-01-2008, 09:33 PM
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What are you using for bullets and powder on your 280 Ackley Improved and what kind of vel. do you get?
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Unread 05-02-2008, 03:02 PM
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Do you have a website?
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Unread 05-02-2008, 07:32 PM
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I'm curious as to what you would consider the minimum amount of energy to effectively take deer size game. I also shoot a 6.5-.284 with 140 A-max's. At approx 900 I have around 800ft/lbs energy which is what I consider the minimum effectiveness to cleanly take deer size animals. If your killing deer beyond 1,000 yards what kind of energy do you have at those ranges?

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Unread 05-02-2008, 08:32 PM
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DandT: What have you found for loads that work for you on your 280AI. I am leaning towards the 168 Berger VLD's - any help is appreciated.
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Unread 05-02-2008, 09:18 PM
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1000 deer rifle

Can you explain the taper beding for me a little more, what kind of retical are you using, how are you zeroing, and at what yardage.


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