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Old 08-04-2013, 03:05 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

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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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Joseph,

I would definitely make sure it is legal before I hunted big game with it but I do not see anything in the Idaho regulations that states that using a supressor to take big game is unlawful.

"It is legal to hunt in Idaho with a suppressor. Keep in mind that there is a federal permit required to possess a suppressor in Idaho and the weight of your weapon must stay under 16 lbs." - https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/conten...ppressor-idaho

The real benefits of the suppressor are that you get the recoil reduction of the muzzle brake along with the sound reduction (32db) of the supressor. You essentially reduce recoil via the muzzle brake but you do not need to wear ear protection while shooting because of the supressors reduction of report at the muzzle. My friend has the same set up on a remington sendero 300RUM. It is pleasantly mild with regard to recoil and has the report similar to a 22 Hornet from the perspective of the shooter.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:10 PM
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I couldn't settle with the results I was getting so after a bit of frustration at the range, I decided to try some loads jumping to the lands rather than jamming. I finally found a load that I am happy with.

49.5 Gr of 4831SC seated .010 off the lands. The results are an average of 2781fps at 7 feet from the muzzle with a 6fps extreme spread.

The COAL of this load is 3.1975" which is under the COAL in the Berger manual for the Berger VLD.

this is a 5 shot group shot at 106 yards. At this point, I think the load and gun are capable of shooting better than I can so I am going to stop load development before I wear out the barrel. I have exactly 100 shots through it now.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:07 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

I see a supprised prong horn in your near future
Nice group! Now that your barrel is broken in and you have load combo it is time to start the climb to 1K
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

X2. ^^^^

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Old 08-09-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

Since I have the same scope as you I thought I'd post these for you incase you might be interested.

Drop chart. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

I really like using my Vortex custom Turret. It is dead nuts accurate at all ranges. - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:04 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 Build

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Since I have the same scope as you I thought I'd post these for you incase you might be interested.

Drop chart. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

I really like using my Vortex custom Turret. It is dead nuts accurate at all ranges. - - - - - - - - - - - -

joseph
Thanks Joseph.

I am going to try to make it out this weekend to start working out to longer ranges and calibrating a ballistics calculator (iStrelok). I plan on zeroing the rifle at 100yds and then recording calculated drop vs actual drop at 300, 400, 500, 600, 700.

Since I will know all of the variables such as elevation, muzzle velocity (I will shoot through chrono), pressure, temperature, etc, I am hoping that I can fudge the BC in the calculator to match my actual drop on paper at the various distances and have a reliable tool.

I am new to this long range stuff, but in theory, once I calibrate the calculator to match some real shooting conditions and results, I should be able to change elevation, temperature, etc and get a calculated result that is really close if not spot on.

eventually, maybe I will just get a few turrets made through vortex to match the common hunting/shooting conditions that I hunt/shoot in.

Burns
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:55 AM
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I'm looking at a similar set in the near future. How heavy is that rifle (with the optic)?
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