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Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

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Unread 07-19-2013, 07:38 PM
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Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

Is the 140 grain bullet the heaviest that can be used in the 6.5x284?
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    Unread 07-19-2013, 08:01 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

    That's what I have been working with the last couple days. In a 24" 1 in 9 twist no less. They seem stable and I am at 4100' als.

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    Unread 07-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

    If u have fast enough twist and the right bullet there are some 160 gr available.
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    Unread 07-19-2013, 09:02 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

    All I ever read about is the 140's. Was curious wasn't sure if there was enough case capacity to launch much heavier. Is the 6.5x284 Norma the only company that makes factory rounds? There is only couple wildcat cartridges worth the extra work that I would be willing to deal with. But this one is growing on me and curiosity is working. Think this would be good one for my girls to shoot. Thanks for the reply.
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    Unread 07-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

    This is a 52 Cooper I am working with. There is no love affair sparking for me with this light rifle. But I have another custom going together, 8 twist barrel of a heavier contour and braked. I have a feeling it will be a lot more to my liking.

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    Unread 07-19-2013, 09:55 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

    BROZ you deffinetly have some fine toys you work with. Hope to read about the this one as well.
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    Unread 07-19-2013, 10:13 PM
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    Re: Bullet wt's for 6.5x284

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    BROZ you deffinetly have some fine toys you work with. Hope to read about the this one as well.
    This cooper I have been working with the last few days is a friends rifle. I just am setting it up for him. I just went out in the yard and put one dead center of an 8" circle on a rock at 905 yards. Then dialed for a 1/2 moa calcium spot with a 12* up hill shot at 668 yards. About tennis ball size and blew the center out of it. So maybe we are bonding a little.

    Sure is nice having a shooting range in the yard... Especially on these cool evenings as the sun is setting.

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