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6x284 shooters?

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Unread 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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    Unread 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
    107's .020 off the lands
    26" Kreiger
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    Unread 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
    Remington 700 7mm SAUM Magnum Research Barrel
    Savage Target Action 6.5x47 Lapua
    Savage Predator Hunter Max1 6.5-284 Norma
    Savage Bear Hunter 338 Win Mag
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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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.
    100 gr partition.
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    Unread 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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