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Unread 06-25-2003, 07:22 PM
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6.5-284 question

I notice that a lot of the 6.5-284's that are for sale have muzzle brakes on them. Do they kick that much or is there other reason for this?
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Unread 06-25-2003, 07:30 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 question

I can only speak for myself as I don't have a muzzlebrake on my 6.5/284. It weighs 14#'s and doesn't kick hard at all.

[ 06-25-2003: Message edited by: Wayne McD ]
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Unread 06-26-2003, 02:29 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 question

I think the reason is that everyone shoots lighter recoiling guns better. Plain and simple. I have one installed on my 25/06 not because it kicks, but because it brings it down to .223 levels to where I can see the bullet hit in my scope. Also it helps at long range where you can spot your hits/misses etc. All in all, everybody shoots lighter kicking guns better. I think anyways.
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Unread 06-26-2003, 03:57 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 question

I've noticed a few different 6.5x284 configurations, what are the differences? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Unread 06-26-2003, 07:51 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 question


On the 6.5-284, if used for 1K BR, guys want to run their rounds as fast as possible normally with little bag upset, that is why the muzzlebrake.

As for the different configurations, if you are talking about chambers you will find most shooting .290 neck with minimum SAAMI chamber, 1 1/2 lead and throated for particular bullet with 28-30" 1-8 twist barrels at 2900-3000 fps, few using 1-9 twist. About 10% percent are shooting some form of an improved case and overall same dimensions other than improved and maybe 3050-3100fps.

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