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Old 03-05-2014, 07:00 PM
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Savage Long Range Hunter Help

I have been looking very seriously at Savage's Long Range Hunter in a 6.5x284 norma. Can anyone tell me is that a good round or not? And how could I avoid losing my barrel accuracy after 1000rds? Thanks for all and any insight you guys may have!
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:13 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

Yes it is a good Cartridge, after 1000 rounds improve your accuracy by just replacing the barrel

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:25 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

I personally like my 6.5x284. As for barrel life I dont think its hard on barrels but from what I understand it is hard on the throat. Im sure someone on here can verify that or not. I try to give my barrels pleanty of cool down time between shots, I also like to keep it clean. I have roughly 200rds through mine and plan on shooting it this weekend!Goodluck on the rifle, from what I hear those Savage's are some good shooters out the box.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:08 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

Or you could go with a 6.5 Creedmoor in the same rifle and get better barrel life than a 6.5X284 and then you have a short action cartridge. I was debating a 6.5 Creedmoor in that exact rifle but decided to go with a ruger and boy am i glad i did! But yes the 6.5X284 is a great round, i go Creedmoor for barrel life and its cheaper to shoot. And then if you did that if you were in a pinch and couldnt reload then you can by quality Creedmoor ammo for 26 bucks a box or so. Do you reload?
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:22 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

I have a 6.5 creedmoor myself and love it. Im glad i went with it. Its a breeze to reload, and loves every bullet i put in it so far.

Ive had great success with the 140gr VLDs and the 95 Gr vmaxs. I just got 2 boxes of the 6.5 mm hybrids and am going to put them ot the test this spring.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:02 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

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I have a 6.5 creedmoor myself and love it. Im glad i went with it. Its a breeze to reload, and loves every bullet i put in it so far.

Ive had great success with the 140gr VLDs and the 95 Gr vmaxs. I just got 2 boxes of the 6.5 mm hybrids and am going to put them ot the test this spring.
Not meaning to hijack the thread but what are you getting for groups and velocities with those v-max bullets? ive always wanted to try them but didnt think they would shoot well.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:29 AM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help

I have a savage LRH 6.5-284. I really like it. I'm shooting he 140 vld hunting and it took me quite a bit of load work to find the right seating depth. Which mine likes being jammed .001" into the lands. But now it shoots 1/4-1/2 Moa if I do my part. I killed two deer with it this year. An 8 and a 9 point. It did an Excellant job. Neither went more than 40 yards and I always use a lung shot, not shoulder. Left a 6" exit on one. Bullet hit a rib and exploded.
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