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Old 11-03-2009, 11:50 PM
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6.5x284 equilvent

I am very interested in the 6.5x284 for a hunting rifle. However, I have never seen one offered by Rem, Ruger, Savage etc.. I can't afford a custom gun with 3 girls in college.
What would be an equivalent caliber as far as long distance and accuracy?
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Ken
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:10 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

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I can't afford a custom gun with 3 girls in college.
What would be an equivalent caliber as far as long distance and accuracy?
Thanks
Ken
Many manufactures offer a 270 WSM, and mine shoots just great with 140 grain bullets. I can break 3000 fps with a variety of powders and quality factory ammo is available in a pinch. For hunting small to med-large size game, it's still hard to beat a 270 WSM.

Some very good .277 bullets are recently available. Plus you have the option to shoot 150 AB or 160 Partition if you want to go after bigger game.



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Old 11-04-2009, 12:33 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

Savage offers a 6.5x284, and I have seen a few for sale on different forums.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:39 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

Savage makes an F-Class gun in 6.5x284. Bud's has it for about $1K. I know it's not a traditional hunting rifle in that configuration, but a new stock and shortening the barrel may get you just what you want without the full custom pricetag.

Edit: dust beat me to it. That's what I get for typing on my phone.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:34 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

Yeah, a local shop has a Svage 6.5x284 in F class...but I would need a gun bearer to drag it around!!
Thanks for the input guys!
Ken
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:59 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

buy a standard savage rifle and pick up an aftermarket barrel for it in 6.5x284.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:33 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 equilvent

Savage is now making a Model 111 Long-Range Hunter rifle in 6.5-284 Norma. It is advertised in the December09/January10 edition of Shooting Times magazine. It is a long action so the bullets can be seated out (Norma's style) has a 24" fluted barrel with a turn on or off muzzle brake. It come with a synthetic AccuStock with adjustable cheekrest and Accutrigger. The MSRP is $664.00
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