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Unread 03-04-2014, 11:06 PM
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6.5x284 reloading questions

I recently purchased a Cooper m52 Excalibur chambered in the 6.5x284 in hopes of a great long range coyote gun while still being light enough to hoof hills. Any info on long range hunting loads would be much appreciated. I have purchased 120 nosler ballistic tips but have not started loading them yet. Starting to lean towards a heavier bullet with a better BC. Just wondering what would be the best route as far as bullet or complete load.
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    Unread 03-05-2014, 12:00 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 reloading questions

    Shydog,
    Welcome to LR Hunting. I think you have yourself a fine LR coyote rifle.

    I shot the 120gn NBT ahead of 58.5gn of RL25 ignited by the CCI BR2. I'm shooting a stock Savage 12 (Long action) that started life as a model BVSS and I later changed the stock to a VLP. All that to say my OAL is 2.5490" and this is .010" off the LaG's. This load had low ES and SD in my rifle and averaged 3225fps and .3445" @ 100yds. I shot this load out to 500yds and it was extremely accurate, turning out groups under 2". It was also hell on the Georgia whitetail's and one big hog.

    I have since moved on to the 140gn A-Max, 59.0gn of Retumbo and the BR2. 2.5550" OAL. Velocity averages 3038fps and accuracy was literally one-hole. Five shot groups run 1/2 MOA at 700yds. This load puts the smack down on deer. One shot, DRT.

    Work in to these loads and good shooting. JohnnyK.
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    Welcome to LR Hunting.

    120gn NBT, RL25, 58.5gn, CCI BR2. 3225fps and .3445" at 100yds. Sub 1/2 MOA @ 500yds.

    140gn A-Max, Retumbe, 59.0gn, CCI BR2. 3038fps and Sub 1/2 MOA as far as you can shoot it. Both loads are helll on whitetails, so they should suffice for coyote. Good shooting. JohnnyK.
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    I am getting my 6.5X284 in a couple of weeks and looking forward to shooting it. I will be using Hodgdon Hybird 100V and Lapua brass and Federal 210 primers and Berger 140 VLD bullets. I could not find any Hodgdon 4831SC so that is why I am using Hybird 100V. Will let you know what I get in a while with this load. Here is picture of my new gun. It is the MOA Eveloution Extreme Long Range Hunter
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    Sorry about the repeat. I got a Server 404 Error when I hit "Submit Reply" on the first one. I figured it didn't go, it was late and instead of saying the heck with it, I typed up a short version. Blame it on Obama"not"care. JohnnyK.
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    Re: 6.5x284 reloading questions

    Thanks for all the help guys! I will go ahead and try the noslers since I have them and I will now try to find some a max bullets also...I am having problems finding Berger Hunting bullets in the 140 grain, same with Sierra.
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