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anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

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Unread 11-19-2004, 07:46 AM
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Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

Dantec, my idea is the 6,5-284 win or norma. As you, I am in europe and have to be careful about availability of some cartridges. I know Norma is making ammo in 6,5-284 norma, I thought it was the same as the 6,5-284 win. Hornady also makes brass, is it for the norma or win cartridge?

One more question, do you know or could you recommend a gunsmith in europe who could build a custom rifle in this caliber?

As for factory chamberings, I have only seen the sauer 2020 and shultz and larssen rifles for this caliber.

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Unread 11-19-2004, 08:09 AM
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Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

This was a 3.667" group I shot in competition at the Virginia 1000 yard club I also shot a 4.0 and a 4.6 the same year with a 16.8 LB rifle all shots were 5 shot groups and shot with a 6.5/284.
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Unread 11-19-2004, 08:53 AM
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Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

to add to the 6.5 group pics [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

This was the third smallest group of the year at williamsport at 5.3--"

16.33lb light gun 142smk

john hoover ashot a 4.3" group with his 6.5 heavy gun with a 100 score.

the group above would have been a new score record if that "9" would have been touching the 10 ring [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

the current light gun score record is a 100 score with 5.377" by john buhay

this round can shoot with the best [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


EDIT: another pic and info-->

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Unread 11-25-2004, 06:10 AM
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Re: anyone shooting a 6,5-284?

i have a 6.5/284 win and love it. my rifle is a custom sporter with shilen #3 contour barrel, mk X mauser action and fully glassed wood stock. i have thumped mule deer and antelope with it and it is amazing. i'm still impressed with how flat it shoots and hard it hits for a "recoiless wonder". as for accuracy i am very impressed...for a light weight barrel and all it will put 5 120 gr sierra prohunter's under .5 moa at 100. last kill to date with it was a pronghorn last year at what i estimated 450 when i cut off the shot...the antelope fell like a sack of sh!+. going to retrieve it i counted 485 paces and that was to a little gulley and the lope was still about 30 yds away. the thing that amazed me was i held about 6 inches over his back and still hit him in the bottom half of the spine. sighted for 250 yrd zero i should have about 12.5" of drop at 500 (elev 5000). maybe i was off a little but not by much and the bullet should have caught him mid shoulder but was still high. now i'm not saying that i'm an awesome shot but i can call where the shot let off at and have a pretty good idea where it's going to land...anyway the destructive power of that bullet was impressive...cut a chunk out of the spine about 4" wide, gelled the lungs and exited. i was most impressed [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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