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6x284 shooters?

 
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:25 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

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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.
Have you had the chance to shoot any game with the 105 hybrids? Do you know anywhere there in stock? That is a an impressive bc
And mv combo!
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I would take a look at the matrix 107 and 117 gr. vld also...
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:16 AM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I haven't used the 105 Berger hybrid on game but here is someone that did. It is near the bottom of this page:

7WSM 180 Berger takes down two Grizzlies!

and a video on the next page:

7WSM 180 Berger takes down two Grizzlies!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:13 AM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

Definitely among my favorite calibers of all time & yes, I still have mine

700 L/A
28" Kreiger
HS DBM
McM A-5

107SMK
Ramshot Magnum
Fed 210M
3440FPS

Fast, Flat & easy on the shoulder. What more can you ask for?


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Old 10-25-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

Outlaw, do you mind posting a couple pictures of your set up as well as a loaded round and possible game taken if any with this combo. I have been considering converting my .243 win into a 6-284. It is feeding from ai mags short action. Is just a reamer or barrel change all that is needed for this conversion?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:20 PM
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Outlaw, do you mind posting a couple pictures of your set up as well as a loaded round and possible game taken if any with this combo. I have been considering converting my .243 win into a 6-284. It is feeding from ai mags short action. Is just a reamer or barrel change all that is needed for this conversion?

It would not be worth your time to switch to the x284 if are running a short action with AI mags. My COAL is 3.100", you will be pushing the bullet so far into the powder column you will be negating the extra powder capacity. I would look more closely at the 243AI for your application.

Here is the best picture of my 6x284 (I upgraded from the Leupy to an NXS):
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:51 PM
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Re: 6x284 shooters?

I have three 6mm-284s.

The one I already mentioned is a SA Rem 700 using a Wyatt's mag box. I was shooting it as a single shot when I shot 107 Sierras and 115 DTACs. When the 105 Berger hybrid came out I decided to make it a repeater. OAL is 2.995". It has a .065" jump to rifling but the hybrid doesn't care. I simply seated to fit and feed magazine and worked up the powder charge with excellent accuracy. This is the one with a 28" barrel using RL-33 for velocity of 3445 fps.

Another SA REM 700 with Wyatt's mag box is shooting the 55 gr nosler bt with bullet seated so some of the bullet is in the neck. OAL is quite short didn't measure it. Used a 243 24" rem takeoff rechambered. Velocity is 4175 with Varget.

Final 6mm-284 is a SA Ruger with an altered mag box of 3.1". 87 Hornady V-max is kissing the rifling with OAL of 2.990" velocity 3375 using RL-17 from a 20" barrel. (this was my first barrel job, used a 20" 243 takeoff)

6mm bullets aren't anywhere near as long as a 6.5 bullet. IMO the 6.5-284 needs a long action but you can get away with a SA in a 6mm-284.
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