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Old 03-14-2011, 04:37 PM
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Re: what caliber

I've had excellent results with the 130gr Bergers on Whitetails out of a 270 Win.

My son nailed one at 278 yds. We have to work really hard to find longer shots. But, that load should still be >2,000 fps and >1,300ft-lbs at 500yds. So, I wouldn't have any worries about the bullet performing.

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: what caliber

would the 6.5/06 be basically the same as the 6.5x284 as far as ballistics?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:34 PM
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The exterior baliistics will be very close to each other.

The difference in my opinion is that you can get brand new Lapua brass for the 6.5x284 without having to fireform or neck down.

That's a huge advantage over the 6.5/06 in my book.

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:20 PM
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Re: what caliber

do u have any load suggestions with the 6.5x284? would you shoot the 140vld or the 140 accubond? any idea of the velocity,or what powder would be the best to use
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:55 PM
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I use mine for punching paper, but I have a Kreiger barrel that I'm going to use for a hunting rifle someday soon.

I use Lapua brass, CCI BR2 primers, H4831sc, and 142gr SMKs loaded to about 2940 fps.

For hunting, I would use 140gr Bergers. While the Accubond has a strong following, I suspect the Berger will expand better at longer distances (lower impact velocity). But, someone else might want to comment on that.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:15 PM
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Re: what caliber

I shoot a 270 Win also, and what I am using is 140 Accubond, real glad with its results. No big upgrades on the rifle. Mod 70 Pre-64 Win, standard barrel, 22 inches, pillar bedding, free floating, worked on the trigger a little bit, and is releasing at 2 1/2 pounds. Shooting Sub MOA at 100 yards. The load I am using is Winchester brass, CCI primers, IMR 4831 powder - 56.5 grains, with 140grains Accubonds, muzzle velocity 2856 fps.
At 500 yards you have to dial in my rig 8.26 MOA, energy 1238(ft-lbs).
Deer die like lighting striked them.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:34 PM
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I'm with JE Custom on this one. .280 all the way. Much better bullet selection in the .284 arena, and a more versatile calliber.
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