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anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

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Unread 10-19-2004, 05:32 AM
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anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

Just would like to know how accurate the round is or can be.

I understand it does not kick much and must be a pleasure to shoot with an average weight rifle.

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    Unread 10-19-2004, 04:47 PM
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    This caliber (6.5/284) has been the most impressive I have ever fielded. The rifle is a 1 in 9 twist Hart 28" medium heavy barrel and built on a Remington 700 with the HS stock and Jewel trigger, with a Leupold 8.5 x 25 LRT 30mm. The bullets of choice are the 140 and 142 match type, and accuracy on paper and in the field was about 1/4 MOA, yes .25 inch at 100 yards, and .5 inch at 200 yards etc. I took several Prarie dogs at 1240 and 1247 yards... but what was amazing was the energy retention at extreme distances. (1 mile / 1500 meters) This rifle probably should have been used for competition as it was so accurate, but I got my thrills with it as I wanted to. It still shoots well, but not pristine after 2,000 rounds of full power loads. I am going to rebarrel this rifle with the exact same configuration barrel if possible. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    best groups have been well under a 1/4 at 100 yards with five shots. Rifle weighs 13.5 pounds, with a 26" lilja HV contour, and trued pushfeed action. Trigger breaks at an easy 1 lbs. Best bullets out of my gun were 140 grain A-maxs and Berger VLDs, both over 46-47grs of H4831. Hope that helps.
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    Unread 10-20-2004, 02:01 AM
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    Thanks.

    308 sako, how heavy is your rifle?

    Have you tried it on deer or bigger game?
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    Alg, I don't know what the exact weight is as I don't have a scale in the house... sensitive area. I have not yet tried it on "big-game" but expect to in a few weeks with the Nosler 125 grain partition bullet at 3300 ft/sec's. I expect it to preform extremely well, and would not hesitate to use it whereever a 6.5, .270, .280, .264 Mag would be applied. Lock stock & barrel as well as the scope I would guess around 12 pounds 5.5 Kilo's... somewhere in that area.
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    Unread 10-21-2004, 10:13 AM
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    Thank you sako308.
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    Unread 10-21-2004, 11:02 PM
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    Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

    carefully checj before make choice what you need
    6.5/284 WIn
    6.5/284 Norma
    6.5/284 Norma match
    6.5/284 Shedanne
    and some other

    6.5/284 is a generic name but there are big diferences in chambreing/throat lenght and case brand

    good shooting

    DAN TEC

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