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Old 04-09-2002, 10:33 AM
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Re: 6.5mm/284

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The Berger jackets are much thinner then the MK and Walt himself discouraged his bullets on deer size animals. He said the "blow Up" wound factor on shoulders or bone was his concern with the thinner jackets.

Some have used the 210 Berger in the 30 cal with some success though from what I have heard.

I have had success hunting with the 142 and the 155 MK and since it's not broke, I don't believe I will fix it.

Darryl Cassel

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Old 04-09-2002, 02:24 PM
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Re: 6.5mm/284

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Although (in my opinion)a bit marginal for 1200 yard kills, the 6.5-284 is a good one. I just got my first one a month ago and the powders Darryl mentioned seem to be what everyone uses. Mine has a 30 inch barrel and with 55 grains of H4831SC can achieve over 3,100 fps. That is a fairly stiff load but shows no pressure signs at all in my rifle. You shouldn't have any problem shooting 53 to 55 grains of that powder in your gun. The 142 probably would be your best bet for hunting purposes. The A-max shoots extremely well but man does that bullet blow up. It makes an excellent woodchuck stopper.
Enjoy the new rifle.
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Re: 6.5mm/284

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what barrel contour is your 30 inch barrel? I was wondering what brass you use. I am looking at the Lapua brass.
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Old 04-09-2002, 05:14 PM
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Re: 6.5mm/284

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Mine is a Krieger #10 which is .940 at muzzle and specifically for the 1,000 yard light gun class. Many people still use the Winchester
brass but the latest stuff from Norma is very good and what I shoot. If you get the Norma, make sure you get it from lot #4, this is very good brass but the older stuff is not. The best way to tell if it is from lot#4 is to weigh it, if it is around 202-205 grains, it is the good stuff. If it's up around 220, it's from the previous lots and you may as well throw it away. The winchester works but you have to sort through it more. I don't know anything about the Lapua or Hornady.
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Old 04-20-2002, 06:02 AM
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Re: 6.5mm/284

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What is your overall length with a 142g SMK. I have all the component in and need to make a dummy round for my gun smith.
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