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6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

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Unread 04-13-2013, 11:06 PM
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6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

Just bought a savage weather warrior in 6.5x284 norma. I want to hunt antelope and deer at long range. What ammo should i shoot and what scope do you suggest?
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 11:43 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    My load is 57.5gr retumbo 2.915 oal 142 Sierra match king with a win mag primer. It shoots about .300" group at 2980 fps. Also I put a vortex viper hs lr 4-16 x 44 scope on my rifle. It is a great little pack gun.
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    Unread 04-14-2013, 12:05 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    My load is 129gr hornady SST with 54.5 gr of accurate 3100 at 3140fps shoots tiny little groups with a nikon buckmaster 6-18 with BDC.My rifle is a savage LRH.
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    Unread 04-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    In my Savage LRH, I use 140 Hunting Berger VLD's loaded to 2975 FPS with 57.5 gr. Retumbo, Fed 215 primers, Lapua brass. Seating may vary but .075" off the lands has worked well with a few Savage owners I know using this load. If you don't reload, you can by semi custom loads similiar to this one from HSM or BOTW. This load is good for deer/antelope out to 1000 yards or so and is generally very accurate in the Savage. Lots of good scopes depending on your budget. I like the Huskemaw 5x20, Nightforce NXS, or Leupold Mk4.
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    Unread 04-14-2013, 10:24 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    Great replys guys thanks a bunch! Ive been a reader for a while and so glad i joined up!!! Im really liking the vortex hd series of scopes and the leupold mark 4 lrt at well. Im a reloader but a newby so thanks for sharing your secrets as well. Anymore info would be great!
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    Unread 04-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    I have the same gun and cant break over 2800. Im shooting h1000 right now. I might have to luck into some retumbo.
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    Unread 04-14-2013, 10:31 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 norma ammo help and scope help

    I always have heard these are fast bullets. Maybe its the bc?
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