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6x284 shooters?

 
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:59 AM
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6x284 shooters?

Any 6x284 shooters on here? I know its over bore. But looking at building a new .243 cal. Main purpose would be occasional varmints and long range antelope possibly deer. Just looking for some first hand experience users. I'm leaning towards a 28-30" barrel 1-8 twist shooting 105's of some kind. Anyone shot the 105 bergers at the speeds this cartridge can produce?
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I have one that I shoot the 107 SMK's through. I have it around 3200 MV and it is a great shooting gun. I shot the 105 VLD and AMAX during load development and settled on the SMK cause i do skin the coyotes that get shot with it.
lapua brass
51 gr H4831
210M
107's .020 off the lands
26" Kreiger
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:33 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

Shooting 105 bergers at 3260. Pretty awesome caliber. I wouldn't worry about the overbore factor. Shoot it and have fun. Great deer hammer to boot. 3350 to 3400 fps is do able but it's hard on brass
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:36 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

It seems like a very marginal performance increase relative to a 243 AI that requires a long action and expensive brass and a custom barrel. I imagine the dies would not be cheap either. After all that it is going to wear the throat out about 10-20% faster than a 243 (based on weight of powder)..
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

11-1200 barrel life on the ones I've had. 3325ish with a 26" tube. It is a flat hammer to 1000. Lots of fun.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:06 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I have a 6mm/284 that has been a great rifle on deer, antelope, and mountain goats.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:34 AM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I bought a reamer to my specs from PT&G I had my gunsmith make a 28" bartlein 5R 1 in 7.5 on a heavy platform. Shot quite a few bullets and settled on the 105 Berger match target hybrid. Getting 3445 fps with 64.5 gr of RL-33. Should you decide to try RL-33 please drop down to 58-60 grs and work up.
I am using Lapua brass and am on the 8th firing with primer pockets still snug.
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