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6.5x284 is it really this good

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Unread 04-02-2008, 07:32 PM
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In my 6.5-284 I run the 140 class bullets between 2920 and 2980 with Re 22 out of a 26" barrel.(SMK, Amax, and SST) Loaded some SSTs with H1000 and they ran at 2940.

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    i am asuming that you guys have the 6.5x284 winchester. does anyone know if i go with the lapua i will gain anything besides the better brass. i am pretty sure they are different reamers...
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    I use "L" brass in my three and I use H-4350 in all of them.
    MV's (specialty pistols mind you) run from 2700-2775 with 140 class bullets.
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    2950 FPS with R-22 and a 142SMK over lapua Brass. H-4831 gave the same speeds. For a 500 yard hunting rifle I would go with Lapua Brass and a .298 no neck turn. Load it and go hunting.
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    i am asuming that you guys have the 6.5x284 winchester. does anyone know if i go with the lapua i will gain anything besides the better brass. i am pretty sure they are different reamers...
    I think you may be confused, there is the 6.5-284 winchester and 6.5-284 Norma, Lapua makes 6.5-284 brass as well as Nosler and Hornady. I personally use necked down Winchester brass. As far as the difference between Norma and Winchester dimensions, there really isn't much difference. I think the Norma has the shoulder moved forward like .001" or something.
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    i ordered my new barrel today. i talked to nate about the reamer that he is using and i told me that it is set up for the 6.5x284 lapua brass.i can use the other ones but they will need to be fire formed. thats what i got from him. eather way i will be using lapua brass.
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    Unread 04-05-2008, 02:19 PM
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    I had 308 Nate build my daughter a 6.5-284 Lapua for her 14th birthday. Used Rem 700 S/S ation and a 30" Lilija barrel on a HS Stock. He even engraved her name and birth date on the barrel. It is a tack driver and Nathan does great work. James Jones did the stock work for me. I started with the 130gr. Nosler Accubonds but only purchased one box for load development and couldn't buy any more last year. I swithced to the 142 SMK and H-1000 powder @ 2900 fps.
    This rifle saw its first hunting season and accounted for 4 bang flops this past season. The Accubonds worked well as did the MatchKings. We shot out to 500 yds and it shot sub-moa. You won't go wrong with 308 Nate he will treat you riight. Deal in confidence.
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