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Old 10-28-2003, 03:15 PM
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6.5X284

What are your thoughts about using a 6.5X284 for whitetail deer and antelope? What bullets and weights would you use if you would use this caliber?

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:53 PM
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Re: 6.5X284

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What are your thoughts about using a 6.5X284 for whitetail deer and antelope? What bullets and weights would you use if you would use this caliber?

Thanks, Lonnie
anything from 100 grain up its your choice all of them will kill a deer
100 grain is what i use in my 264 mag to deer hunt with
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:38 PM
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Re: 6.5X284

I just got an issue of Shooting Times Magazine. Savage is going to start to produce a 6.5x284 as hunting caliber in a hunting rifle configuration. The author of the segment said that he thinks that the 6.5x284 is a good all around rifle for deer sized game or smaller. He suggested using something in the 120-130 grain range for best results. I wouldn't know because I don't own the caliber, but it is one that I have been following for a year or so. I may own one some day.

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:14 PM
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Re: 6.5X284

Last year I shot a whitetail doe thouhgh the lungs at around 165 yards with 140 Berger Vld in a 6.5x284. Deer ran about 40 yards with a good blood trail. I believe it would work well in open country out to around 600 yards.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:02 AM
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Re: 6.5X284

My son shot his first red deer hind last year with this caliber at 260 yards. Berger 140 VLD. Factory rifle:R93. The deer rear up at the shot and then tumbled down hill side. Plenty of blood trail and it was a heart shot. He shot a goat too at 300 yards with the same ammo, it just drop on the spot. I have since got a heavy barrel for hunting and built 2 target rifles (F Class) in that caliber. We love this caliber!
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:49 AM
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The 6.5x284 is awesome for deer. I've only killed a few with it but I think it is a great caliber for deer and antelope sized game.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:46 PM
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i have shot a lot of 6.5-284 ammo in matches. for antelope and whitetail one of the first choices would be the 120 bal tip.
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