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Old 01-19-2012, 11:08 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

You may indeed have to cut them down or slow your rounds way down, that's a long ***** barrel to be so skinny, hell a lot of the guys I shoot with in matches have 28-30" barrels with muzzle diameters ranging from 1.125-1.450", mine done fine at .998" but at .800" that's a 26-28" varmint barrel.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:53 PM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

So maybe I ought to stick to the Palma contour!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

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I have run 139 scenars up to 3182fps in a 30" barrel with a tid bit of extra resistance in bolt lift, but accuracy wise they (and the bergers) do not like to be pushed that fast through an 8 twist, you can break 3000 easy, there are some hitting around 2980-2990 with 24" barrels. If you use a 30" barrel it should have a muzzle diameter of atleast .875" or your playing with a harmonic nightmare.
Tell me more about the harmonic nightmares please!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Long thin barrels have a lot of harmonic vibration and can cause accuracy issues, flyers, loose groups, etc.. best off with heavy strait taper like nbrsa heavy varmint at .925" or 1" bull.
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

I don't know if you've made the final decision on the stock or not yet, but I just got my 264 build back from the smith a few weeks ago. It's bedded in a greybull stock and I have absolutely no complaints. Previously, I had a b&c medalist varmint / tactical stock, and my opinion was weight and width in the fore end were a little too much for a hunting gun. My 264 with the greybull stock, 27" lilja fluted sendero contour, and vxiii LRT 6.5-20x50 weighs in at 10.2 pounds on the bathroom scale. For me, that stock really is the happy medium between lightweight and vertical grip (without the $$$ for the mcmillan). Just my two cents.
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

6.5X284, 30" tube too long. Go 27-28"
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

My 6.5 .284 has a 28" brux with a .70 dia muzzle and shoots .35 five shot groups.
140 A-max @3125 fps. 50.5 grains RL 17. Its a little hot when the temps are up.
I do wish I had went with a 26"-25" at 28" its a little bit long for a all around hunting rifle.
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