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Old 07-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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6.5-284 Build

All,

Based on reading threads on this site and many others, I convinced myself that I needed a rig that was more suitable for shooting long range.

After a lot of research, I settled on a 6.5x284.


Donor = Remington 270 Win M700 SPS.
Barrel = Krieger, 1 in 8" twist, 26" finished length, remington sendero contour
Stock = HS Precision (PST087 - Tan Web)
Trigger = Jewell, 1-1/2 oz to 3 lb (HVRTSBR-A)
Scope = Vortex PST 6-24x50 FFP (Vortex #: PST-624F1-A)
Base = Picatinny Style, Leupold, 15 MOA (Leupold #: 65970)
Rings = 30mm Medium Burris Tactical (Burris #: 420162)
Muzzle Break / Supressor = YHM Titanium .30 Cal. Q.D. Phantom (still waiting for the form 4 to clear for the supressor)

I will be using Redding competition dies, lapua brass, 140 Gr. VLD Hunting Bergers, CCI BR2 primers, and hopefully either H4350 or 4831SC.

I should get away from the house this next week to do barrel break in.

I will be using this gun primarily for predator / varmint hunting in Idaho as well as a pronghorn hunt this September.

I am new to the long range game stuff but it should be a fun experience.

I thought I would share this with you guys since you had an unknowing role in the decisions for the various components I selected.


Thanks,

Ryan
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:56 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

Very nice looking gun. I just bought myself a cooper 6.5x284. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

I have my rings turned around so the tightening nuts are out of the way of your receiver opening. Good luck with your new toy. I'm sure it will shoot great.

Don't get confused. I have a duel port action.

Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

joseph

PS: I used the screws that came with the rings. I later had to change them for harder ones because the female hole in two of the screws stripped.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:31 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

Very nice build! I would consider trying Retumbo powder with the 140 VLD's. It generally will produce superb accuracy, low ES, and the highest velocities velocities in the 6.5x284. iMO.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

Thanks guys. I really enjoy shooting the new gun.

I have only tried one powder so far 4831SC and it is performing well but I haven't had an optimal day for shooting conditions (windy).

For 4831SC, I loaded 10 rounds of each of 50.0, 50.5, 51.0, and 51.5 seated touching the lands.

The 50.5 gr. loads performed the best on paper as well as providing the smallest velocity spread. The average velocity is 2758 with a 12fps extreme spread. As I increased velocity to 51.0 and 51.5, the groups opened up some as did the extreme spread. I am going to stick with the 50.5 load for now and develop / calibrate a ballistics curve for my Idaho antelope hunt in September. I am confident that the 50.5 load will shoot better than 1/2" per below in calm shooting conditions if I do my part.

I was hoping for a faster load but I may have to try a different powder at some point. I just don't have a lot of spare time to keep fiddling with powders and loads before the hunt.

The group below is 4 shots at 100yds.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

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Very nice build! I would consider trying Retumbo powder with the 140 VLD's. It generally will produce superb accuracy, low ES, and the highest velocities velocities in the 6.5x284. iMO.
Thanks Greyfox. I will try Retumbo if powder becomes more available for purchase. For now, the only suitable powders that I have are 4831SC and 4350.

Our store shelves around here are empty with regard to ammunition and components.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:11 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

burns5539,

I would check the laws about using the suppressor. I think it will be illegal to hunt with it attached.

Just incase you don't know this (????). When using a suppressor the report of your rifle will only be silenced when you are shooting ammo that is subsonic. It might be dangerous to load way down to get subsonic velocities.

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