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Unread 08-25-2010, 05:45 AM
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Re: 6.5X284

I like the 6.5x284 for Deer. I've shot them out to almost 300 yards and have had them drop in their tracks more often than not. I use my hand loads of 140 gr. Hornady SST Bullets at around 2800 fps.
Last year i shot a large doe through both lungs at 265 yards and it dropped so quickly i thought i missed it. The 4 other deer standing next to it never moved and i had to count them to see if there were 1 less standing.
The Hornady SST bullets are very hard hitting hunting bullets. At the velocities i load them to, they seem to stay in tact for the most part and make a massive wound channel. I also use them in my 7mm-08 Long Range T/C Encore Pistol with the exact same results out to 300yds .....So far.
I think you cant go wrong with the 6.5x284 for Varmints to Most any North American Big Game.
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    Unread 08-25-2010, 06:28 AM
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    Re: 6.5X284

    i use 140g amax in my 6.5x284 so far i have shot loads at 250-350 yrds and a few futher out
    red deer 400yrd
    sika deer 380yrd
    roe deer 500yrd

    this was a Roe Deer that i neck shot at 302yrds
    YouTube - roe buck 302yrds.

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    Unread 09-05-2010, 04:18 PM
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    Re: 6.5X284

    I use my Cooper 6.5x284 90% of the time when I am out for whitetail. I use a healthy dose of varget topped with a 120 gr barnes tsx. I have had excellent results out to 400 with mine. I have shot this rifle for the past 4 seasons and have never had one go more than about 30 yards with this combination. I have shot this rifle out to 877 religiously but where i hunt 400 yards about the extreme unless you are sitting in a bean field. I love the 6.5 for deer . Just a word to the wise the sciroccos are a little tough for the less than 200 pound animals we have around here. They pencil through. I lost two to these before i realized exactly what was going on. Probably good for larger animals but under 200 is a no no.
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    Unread 09-08-2010, 04:52 PM
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    Re: 6.5X284

    140 Berger VLDs work really well
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