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Old 10-20-2012, 09:33 AM
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Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

Hello i recently rediscovered this site after joining years ago. This past summer i really got into ghog hunting again and it really got me interested in hunting at long ranges for more then just ghogs.

Here is some video from this past years hunts. I didnt think about filming till i was almost done shooting for the year. Most of the misses where when i was learning clicks on my .243. I usually shoot a .223 and use a nikon bdc ret for it.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...n8011/ghog.mp4

I also just bought a 6.5x.284 norma model 116 savage. I dont like the stock and would like to replace it. I was thinking the choate stocks but not sure if i want to go that route yet. I got the gun tho for mainly long range deer, ghogs , and bear. I got some 142 smk for hogs and targets but was wondering what kind of bullet i should shoot for deer and bear? Also what is the realistic effective range on these bullets for deer and bear? I was looking at the berger vlds. I also would like to purchase a scope for hunting chucks. I was thinking about buying the swfa super sniper. Prob in 16x. A friend is really into millet and he keeps pushing me to get one for this gun. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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Also what is the realistic effective range on these bullets for deer and bear?
6.5-284, 140 gr Berger VLD, 925 yard bull elk:

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:15 PM
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I would agree this rifle can perform at around the 1k mark, if you can shoot well enough. I like the 140 Amax but the VLD is awesome too. I can't say enough about the Super Sniper line. I have two of the 10X's I use for hunting and a 16X on a rifle I shoot at long distances. They perform well.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:06 AM
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This summer we were shooting at man sized silleuette targets at 875 yds. Between spotter communication issues and not having a good scope shooting a .243 i still hit it in a few shots. The first few rounds landed into a 12" circle. I would definately have to practice more before i felt more confident about it. The biggest problem was i was using a junk tasco and spotter issues.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Look into the Vortex Viper scopes. Not sure how much you want to spend, but good scope for the money. Can't go wrong with Nikon either. If you want to spend more, then the Sightron SIII, Vortex Viper PST, and Weaver Tactical would be a good route to go. I used a B&C stock on the Savage I built. They are good for the money. It's still in service, just with another owner. Miss that rifle. For a quality stock for a Savage, check out Stockade Stocks. They specifically build stocks for Savage rifles.

Nice shooting on the g-hogs. I would like to hook up sometime. I've been out your way traveling through PA, but have no idea where to go. Our fields are slim pickings anymore here in the State College area. There is a lot of big open farm land your direction. Send me a PM is if you can help me out for next season. I would really appreciate it.

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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My scope price range is in the 300 dollar range. Up to 500 for a repeatable variable

Im game for some hog hunting next summer. Let me know then long shot for me this summer was 500 yds but no hits. But again i didn't have a decent scope. My .223 will shoot .375 groups all day long. Its a sweet shooter.
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My scope price range is in the 300 dollar range. Up to 500 for a repeatable variable

Im game for some hog hunting next summer. Let me know then long shot for me this summer was 500 yds but no hits. But again i didn't have a decent scope. My .223 will shoot .375 groups all day long. Its a sweet shooter.
I have 4 long shots for me. One was at 633 with a 308, and 605, 628, and 648 with a 300WSM. Sounds good. Good luck in deer season.

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