Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


1,000 yard deer rifle...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-15-2007, 11:09 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5

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.
Reply With Quote

Unread 07-16-2007, 01:06 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 15

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....

By HIS stripes, we are healed...
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-01-2008, 09:33 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Billings, Mt
Posts: 897
What are you using for bullets and powder on your 280 Ackley Improved and what kind of vel. do you get?
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-02-2008, 03:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Henefer Utah
Posts: 98
Do you have a website?
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-02-2008, 07:32 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Danville, PA
Posts: 1,083
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?
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Billings, Mt
Posts: 897
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.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-02-2008, 09:18 PM
jeb jeb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
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.


By his blood we are healed.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 1,000 yard deer rifle...
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
400 yard deer bullet. winmag76 Reloading 10 12-26-2011 12:31 PM
600 yard deer rifle 308 Norma Magum Deer Hunting 22 10-11-2009 10:27 PM
Optimum scope for 1000+ yard elk and deer custom rifle drpbroun5 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 22 09-07-2009 06:46 PM
600 yard deer rifle 308 Norma Magum Long Range Hunting & Shooting 45 08-26-2009 06:43 PM
Is this a good 800 yard deer Rifle? dakor Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 05-27-2005 07:43 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC