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6.5x284 is it really this good

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Unread 04-01-2008, 10:52 PM
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6.5x284 is it really this good

alright guys i shoot a 7mm wsm for my heavy rifle. If i am going to take a long shot i would take this rifle. i am wondering about a light rifle. thats were the 6.5x284. i want to know what kind of speed you guys are actually getting out of them with a 140 grain bullet. i would also like to see i you guys would go with the 6.5x284 win or the 6.5x284 lapua. i know that the lapua will have better brass. this is going to be the gun that i take to staulk a deer or elk i want it to be a 9lb with scope. this also means that i might loose the brass when hunting. eather way a huge buck is worth the price of brass.
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    alright guys i shoot a 7mm wsm for my heavy rifle. If i am going to take a long shot i would take this rifle. i am wondering about a light rifle. thats were the 6.5x284. i want to know what kind of speed you guys are actually getting out of them with a 140 grain bullet. i would also like to see i you guys would go with the 6.5x284 win or the 6.5x284 lapua. i know that the lapua will have better brass. this is going to be the gun that i take to staulk a deer or elk i want it to be a 9lb with scope. this also means that i might loose the brass when hunting. eather way a huge buck is worth the price of brass.
    What ranges are you considering for your 9lb rig?
    Deer/antelope class animals only?
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    i wont shoot this gun past 500. i have heavy long range guns for that. this is only going to be a gun that i use to staulk up close. i always carry 2 rifles in the truck. i hunt an area of bout 4o square miles so i do alot of spot and staulk. if i cant get closser then i will pull out my heavier rig.
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    i wont shoot this gun past 500. i have heavy long range guns for that. this is only going to be a gun that i use to staulk up close. i always carry 2 rifles in the truck. i hunt an area of bout 4o square miles so i do alot of spot and staulk. if i cant get closser then i will pull out my heavier rig.
    I have one in 6/284 and they are fun to shoot. I am going to use the 90gr Scirroco this year vice the Nosler Ballistic Tip. I had velocities at the 3700 fps level and it was very accurate. Longest kill is exactly 600 on a small deer.

    James

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    It will do the job out to 500 yards easily.
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    I just built a 6.5-284 and am working on breaking the barrel in. I'll let you know in the next month or so what a 140gr berger VLD will do with RL22 and maybe 4350.
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    those are the 2 powders that i was wondering about. i think that this is going to be a great caliber for what i want to do. i am trying to find a barrel in #4 conture. then i want a mcmillan htg and kwik klip bottom metal. and i will top it with a ior. if anyone has any of these componants let me know...
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