Originally Posted by C.O. Shooter
Curious to know if anyone has tried the various brands of factory ammo (140gr) for the 6.5-284? I would like to have a box or two as a backup to reloads on trips!
Best of the West
A person would go broke buying a box of these at 65-85$ a box!
While I reload almost exclusively, I shot the BOTW 6.5x284 ammo a few years ago. It was loaded with Retumbo, Lapua brass, and 142 JLK's. My measured velocity was 2970 with an ES of 12FPS for 5 rounds. Five shots at 200 yards could be covered with a dime. Shot as well as my best hand loads! They sure seem to know what they are doing. I shot a few whitetail's and antelope with them between 500 and 1000 yards and found the JLK's performed similarly to my 140 Berger VLD hand loads. One inch entry, two inch exit , on broadside chest shots, dead in their tracks. The published BC of the JLK's was .640 compared to .612 with the Bergers but at 1000 yards the Bergers had the same POI using the same drop. Overall, I was impressed with their ammo and would easily consider it in a pinch if they are still using the same recipe and components.
PS. yes, you could go broke using this this ammo! I could load a box for about a third of the cost.