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Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:03 AM
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Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

So I was in my local gun shop picking up my long awaited .22 suppressor when I asked about the new Savage. He says his distributor has one and it will be here on Monday if I put down a deposit today. Well...sure I say. So now that I've signed up for this I need to look at what else I will need to complete this rifle.

Anyone have one? What works for mounts and optics? Did you bipod it? Also where can you get ammo to get me started? I will be working with a friend who reloads eventually but I know I'm gonna want to start shooting this thing before I can get with him to work up a load.

Can't wait for it to come in!

Any help would be appreciated.

Jim
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    Unread 09-10-2010, 08:22 AM
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    re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    Grafs has some ammo in stock. Once you see prices, you might start reloading sooner than you planned.

    Graf & Sons - 6.5mm/284 Winchester

    For the rail, you can get one from Glen Seekins, Badger, and I'm sure others.

    For optics, what's your budget and use for the rifle? NXS 5-22 would probably be a good fit for all-around long range use, but there are a host of others above and below that price point that will work.

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    Unread 09-10-2010, 07:28 PM
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    Re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    I've been trying to search but when I type in 6.5x284 I get no results. Not sure why that is...I'd love to hear from some others who are shooting this caliber and specifically those shooting it from the Savage.

    Thanks,
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    Unread 09-10-2010, 10:54 PM
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    Re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    NHGriff,
    I have the Savage 112BVSS in this caliber. Mine has the heavy fluted 26" barrel and it has shot great from the very first group (.3"). I have only shot reloads in mine though and have less than 200 rounds thoughr it. Here's a group from 8/31/10 at 500yds. I used RL25 and 120gn Ballistic Tip.



    Great round. Have fun. JohnnyK.
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    Re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    Can you post your load data? Where have you found that has good load data? Nice group!
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    Re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    6.5x284 Norma

    This is what I found. The nice thing about the Nosler is that you get prepared brass after you fire it. All you have to do is clean and load.

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    Re: Savage 6.5 X 284 Long Range Hunter

    Thanks Tank...what I meant was I was searching this forum for info on this caliber and specifically this rifle in this caliber. I rarely get results when using the search function by caliber. It says no results but maybe there are too many results?

    I'm looking at bases right now and wondering if anyone is using a one piece base. Do most use two piece bases? Should I get a 20 moa set? I'm kind of new to LRH and shooting so any help is appreciated.

    Jim
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