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6.5-284 140 or 142SMK's?????

 
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

For what it's worth....the 140s were designed for the guys doing 6.5-284s in a short action to fit in the mag and the 142s are the "true" long range performers.
For my money the Cauterucio 141 VLDs can't be beat in my 6.5 WSM.
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

Chris
How would the 141's work on deer at around 2900fps?

how fast does the 6.5 wsm push them?
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Rimfire.......

Take a look at the Berger 140 VLD jammed into the lands and loaded with Ramshot "Magnum" powder. Standard deviation of 7! First group at 300 yards: .348" using Lapua cases 210M primer velocity out of 32 inch carbon fiber "Magnumlite" barrel: 3174fps. This powder gives great speed vs pressure and meters very well. Great cartridge, Good Luck
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

The load I gave you is the one that Tim North of Broughton barrel gave me it's his load and he wins with it. I was just playing at 100 yd and group was in the 2's. Put rifle up and haven't shot it since. Didn't get drawn for an antelope so may use it later for PD. I tried some 140 and H-4831/H-3831sc and always seem to get one out alittle. I had order a barrel from Tim and was talking to him about my 6.5x284 so he gave me that load and it my rifle it's better than the 140smk. Your groups with the 140smk were better than I was getting mine were in the high 3's. Well good Luck
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

Rimfire,
The Cauterucios are made on 30 cal Sierra jackets- a lot heavier than the J4 jacket. Len Backus has taken several deer I believe with the 7mm Cauterucios. The 6.5 is my BR gun so it don't go in the field. But it's pushing the 141s at 3150 out of a 26" barrel for 5 shot groups in the .2s.
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

I use the 7mm 156 grain cauterucio's.

Best bullet I ever used.
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:33 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 140 or 142SMK\'s?????

The tech guy a sierra told me that the 140smk was designed for the foreign service rifle folks that shoot the 6.5-55 in swede rifles, the twist is too slow for the 142smk and the 140 was shorter to make them fly right. I am having real good luck with the 140 amax, but have been told that the 147 clinch river was shoting the best in several of the 6.5-284s that Billy Stevens has built. ebb
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