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Old 10-07-2005, 12:54 PM
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Re: 25-284- help and opinions.

Thanks for the help guys.
I also didn't think about the point of using the heavy bullets in 25 cal or there wouldn't be any gain over the 6mm.
The 6mm -284 looks like the winner to me with the flat trajectory and bullet selection as you'all said.Should make a good LR varmint knocker in the wind.
I'll do some more reading on barrel twist and such for it.> Mike
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Re: 25-284- help and opinions.

Mike, I am currently using a Savage 25-06 with Wildcat 125gr ULD RBBT and I am getting good results. I think it is grouping around 3" at 500yds and I am pretty sure I can tighten this up. I also had good luck with the Berger 115 vld.
Also you could try the Savage 12bvss in a 243win. Using this gun and a hornady 105gr a-max me and Bill Bailey were able to pop 4 pdogs close to 1100yds a few months ago.

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Old 10-09-2005, 09:40 PM
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I am thinking about a 25-284 myself. Excellent brass very accurate and great ballistics to boot. The 25-284 shooting wildcats bullets 142 grain ULD in a 28 to 30 inch barrel is no slouch. It has a Projected B.C in the .7 range. ( Kirbys drop chart info) If you run those numbers it is a hard thing to beat.
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I have an APS 25-284 and love it. 1/2" at 200 yards with 125 ULD bullets. Could not be happier. Shoots right at 3000 fps in my 28 inch tube.
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Re: 25-284- help and opinions.

Thanks guys i've did more reading on the wildcat bullets and they really make a showing at long range for sure.
The berger 115's seem to be in short supply ,i want to give them a go in my 25-06 sporterweight rem..
My varmint hunting pal is now on the 243-AI craze ,it's a great cartridge i know he'll like. Mike
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Ol' Mike
When you say it will be only for varmits, I believe that the
6-284 will have an edge, though not by much when you look at
the .25 cal. 125 Wildcat. If he ever wanted to add Deer & Antelope to the mix, things would change. I just got back from Wyoming & we used APS modified 25-06AI Sendero's to
harvest 6 Antelope & 3 Mule Deer. The velocity of our load is just over 3,250 & after Kirby got through with my gun
it will group these 1/4 - 9/16"!!! For long range varmits in
the wind & Antelope, I believe this is about optimum unless
you jump to Allen Mags. A friend's daughter took digitals &
as soon as she e-mails these to me, I will post results, exit wounds, etc.
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Re: 25-284- help and opinions.

Nomosendero,

How'd you come up with that name?
My friend is new to all this long range stuff-- bc's--sd'--es- is all greek to him.
I'm just kind of helping him shake out the ideas for the rifle.It's definitly going to be a 243 AI now ,he has rooted around and found some info on one and >>locked on<<.
I would like to see the pictures when you get them.Be talkin to you!!!!Mike
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