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Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

At that price point I would look for a used fixed power. Your going to have to look to get the best bang for your buck.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

The 6.5x284 is very capable and accurate out to 1000 yards on deer and black bear using Berger 140 Hunting VLD's, and the Savage is a proven performer. My only advice is to make sure you don't shortchange on the scope. It is absolutely critical for success at the longer ranges.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

I did do some reloading this weekend and although it shoots moa i was kinda hopin to get better accuracy with handloads. I need to get my oal figured out a bit better first i think. Im shooting 142grsmk and i got 1" groups at 100 yds. Now the gun only has 20 shots through it so i want to clean it and shoot the rest of the factory stuff through it. Can you guys shooting savages touch lands and still have enough bullet in the case? I have about .250 of bearing surface in the neck. Not including the boatail. I think im .100 from the lands with how i measured the bullet. I wanna do some more checking tonight.

Do you guys use sweets on stainless barrels?
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

I did some more reloading. With the bullet touching the lands i got this.



Its a 6 shot group including the fouling shot. I know i pulled the one shot but not sure if it was the far right one or not. I got some bergers on the way so hopefully they shoot better or just as good.

I was looking at an old weaver 15x 42 with a duplex ret. it has target knobs and appears to be clear. The shop want 395 for it though and im not sure if its a good buy or not. Will this scope do ok? Or should i wait and buy something better? Is the price about right? Clicks appear to be fairly crisp.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

Weaver target scopes used to have a good reputation. I have not heard much on them for a while. Google for reviews. That could be a great scope for the money.
It looks like you have it shooting now!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:09 AM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

Now i have a chance to buy a 8-32 burris signature select scope. Anyone have an opinion on it? I have read only problem is their limited range in the elevation adjustment.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Getting into long range hunting ?'s 6.5x284

Check out the Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40 Mil Dot, Side Focus w/ target turrets:

http://http://www.midwayusa.com/prod...-reticle-matte

I have this scope on a 6.5x55 and have used it out to 600 yards so far. It works very well and would appear to be in or near your price range.
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