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Old 02-28-2012, 01:33 PM
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

I was trying to figure out the overall weight of my build.

Stock: 2.5 lbs hs precision
Barrel: 6.5 lbs @ 30"/mine will be 28" heavy Palma
Action: 4.5 lbs rem bdl long action with base and rings
Scope: 1.7 lbs Huskemaw

I come up with 15.2lbs. This seems like a lot! Will the two inches off the barrel have a noticeable difference? I may be off a little bit! So much for trying to keep the weight down.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:31 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

It is real easy to end up at 15 pounds plus. For a long range gun it's okay by me. Once it's on it's rest the more it weighs the better. 2" off your barrel will only be a couple ounces. I built my 6.5x284 at 31".
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

I agree, the only downside to the weight is while carrying. Oh well, what's a pound either way!
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:41 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

I can't wait to see the finished product and see how she shoots.
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Update:

All parts sent to Smith and the barrel ordered. Ended up with a Brux Heavy Palma with an added 1.5" to the "B" measurement for a total of 4". Throated for 140 Bergers. Now looking at scopes again. I was going with the Huskemaw, however, I am leaning away from that now. These are the scopes I am looking at:

Nightforce NXS 5.5x22, 50 or 56 w/MOAR
(Top of my list, most expensive, like the moa/moa, zero stop)

Leupold MK4 8.5x25 or 6.5-24x50 w/TMR
(Always had good luck with Leupold, don't like the moa/mil reticle, no zero stop)

Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 w/EBR-1 MOA
(Very good products, have a spotter from them, like the moa/moa, zero stop)

They all have there ups and downs! Still can't decided between SFP or FFP! I want a moa/moa setup. Zero stop isn't a deal breaker. Illuminated reticle isn't a must have. I really need to go look at them again side by side!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Is anyone using a (NF) 56mm objective with a 20moa base and medium rings (.885)

I read several threads last night, however, some said yes and some said no.
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