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6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

looks real nice to me. what are you going to hunt??
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:14 AM
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

Surprised you are not running more powder. At 57.5 Retumbo I had an occasional flyer. Wound up at 56.5 and then seated bullets .100 off. 200 yard zero nets .25moa groups.

Last outing I shot 1500 and 1660 with adjusted speed at about 3000 fps. 46 moa for 1660, 7000 ft, 78 degrees.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

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Surprised you are not running more powder. At 57.5 Retumbo I had an occasional flyer. Wound up at 56.5 and then seated bullets .100 off. 200 yard zero nets .25moa groups.

Last outing I shot 1500 and 1660 with adjusted speed at about 3000 fps. 46 moa for 1660, 7000 ft, 78 degrees.
I'm running very similar loads and speeds out of my 24/26" rifles.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:10 AM
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

Well thanks to you buddy I have a working load. Thanks a million. I have shot 4" groups at 1000 with this set up if I do my job.

Greyfox knows what he is doing. If he says try something do it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

I appreciate the kind words Brent. Sure looks like like you have that Savage ready for some serious long range hunting!
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Re: 6.5 284 Norma Are any of my loads good enough for long range?

Wish I could get mine shooting like that. Just started working with it again. Still getting flyers. I want to shoot the 140 VLD hunting bullets but if I can't get it tuned in on them soon I may try another bullet to try to scrap together any accurate load for season
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