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Old 01-27-2009, 12:59 AM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

Kirby, your not starting a fight. That is exactly what I just said up there on another post talking about 600 yard rifle set ups and 1000 yard set ups. You are dead on the money.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:11 AM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

Look back there at my suggestions before this velocity talk got started. 264 stw@3435 with a 140 gr .640 BC. 264-300 short mag @3200 and the 240 gibbs with a 107 matchking at 3600. There are others but those came from an awefull lot of experience shooting small stuff in the windy west at long range.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:13 AM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

Well, all I know is this works.

Is it a barrel scorcher? Absolutely. Do I care? Not one bit. I have plenty more ready to screw onto it.

I never claimed that it was an efficient way to sling a bullet, but I know it works. The twist rate is matched to the velocity to mitigate spontaneous combustion of the bullet.

Fifty is nuts on regarding BC's vs velocity. 125's aren't the only bullet I shoot from this pig, they just sound the most impressive since they cover a mile in little more than a second.

By and large a 6.5-284 is a tough nut to crack on all fronts.

I've done a large number of long range competitive, tactical, and hunting rifles in a number of calibers and it still reigns around the top for my list of favorites.

Best of luck to the OP and his quest.

Cheers,

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

Chad which bullet do you use out of the 6.5-284 for shooting varmints?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:21 AM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

In all honesty, I've never vermin hunted with a 6.5-284. I have two dedicated varmint rifles, my 22-250 Rem and my 300-338LM. Well, my M-4 too, but that's for when they legalize road hunting Jacks in SD. (someday. . .)

The 6.5 I own I use as a deer rifle. That being said the 140 grain Honady SST bullets are quite brutal to an organ cavity and accuracy is excellent.



55 grains of short cut H4831 stuffed in a Norma/Lapua case with a GM210 primer and the bullet jammin the lands around .005" seems to shoot real well from my 1-8ROT Krieger (4 groove) barreled Nesika V action. Sub 1/3moa groups (5 shot). Velocity hovers right around 3100fps.

I've been to a number of NRA 1K any/any matches to include the US Nationals. The 6.5-284 has always done well. lately it seems more and more stoked up 6mm's are showing up on the scene too, but the 6.5 still holds its own.

If you ever have the opportunity, get behind a team scope on a firing line and watch the trace of a 308 and then observe a 6.5. It's a pretty impressive difference. The 6.5 will rise about half the elevation a 308 does while in its track to the target. Very flat shooting.

As far as vermin bullets go:

I speculate that if the chamber is cut for it and the twist is right, any thin jacketed bullet in the 140 weight class is going to work well. The rotational speeds of the bullet are quite high (around 290,000 rpm) and it's not going to take much to get that to come apart and make a mess of a critter. Especially a Yote'.


Hope this helped.

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:06 PM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

Nesika, thanks for coming back in here. I wasn't questioning you or getting on to you in any way. I just wanted to know what your set up was since I had trouble with my 30-378 shooting light bullets fast. A lot of them blew all to heck. I can tell you I like your lapua much better than the 378 case for the 30 cal. Barrels don't last very long with the 378 case necked to 30. I built and owned both and the 30-338 lapua improved I did was the best of the big 30's and I did them all. It had velocity right there with the 378 case but was easier on barrels and they were easier to work up accurate loads for. I only have the ultramags now though after selling the others.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: Ultimate Long Range Coyote Rifle

No worries or hurt egos/feelings here.

Sounds to me like you need another one though!!

I enjoy shooting this rifle. It makes babies cry. Women stricken with panic run aimlessly in the streets, (hopefully neked) and small furry critters vaporize in sync to Disney soundtracks.

I call it "Mr. Horsepower".

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