Originally Posted by matty ny
Need a little info on terminal ballistics of the 6.5x284. What is its max killing range of this round. I seen a guy on youtube drop an elk at 900plus yds. Is this normal for this round. thanks
That was Jeremy from BOTW. I was surprised at the kill myself because I really didn't know much about the round. Sure killed that elk fine.
I built mine with the 140 VLD in mind and will see what it can do in 2013 hopefully. The question now is what powder will I use and whether or not I'll use a magnum primer.
Those guys started with Retumbo, 59.0 grains I think. Then they moved to H1000. If you read this site: http://www.6mmbr.com/SixFive284.html
you will see that the top 2 powders are H4831SC and H4350, both of which are Extreme powders like Retumbo and H1000. So I don't know of the hunters were using the slower powders for a velocity reason or not. I personally choose accuracy and precision over velocity unless there is a ridiculous difference in velocity and not much difference in accuracy among the various powders.
A reliable source who is a bench shooter and long range hunter was testing the Ramshot powders and stated to me that Magnum was just as temp stable as the Extreme powders. I have some of that on the shelf too but do not know the velocity potential. My 6.5x284 bbl is 24".