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Old 04-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: Savage predator hunter 6.5x284

I have a predator in .260 and a friend of mine has one in 6.5-284. We both shoot 140 Amax in our rifles and they do fine to 1000 yards and beyond. The sky is the limit if you load. I love my .260 and can't say enough good about it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: Savage predator hunter 6.5x284

I have a savage predator in a 6.5-284 and Im using nosler brass and have tried A-max, SST and sierra game kings. The A-max has shot the best out of my riffle with H4831 but later I decided to go to something a little bit stronger for the elk here in utah and went with the sierra game king and H4350. All bullets would produce loads of half and inch and under. I was very impressed with the Game kings when i shot an elk at 560 yards and the bullet passed completely through both lungs breaking 3 ribs on the exit and dropped the elk in her track. Absolutely love this gun!! As for distance on the gun im using a BDC reticle and milk jugs are nothing out to 600 and propane tanks out to 800. Im looking forward to shooting this summer and figuring out my MOA to really pin point my accuracy out even farther
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:43 PM
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Re: Savage predator hunter 6.5x284

I do load! I am a loader! I'm just tryin to figure out what would be the simplest way to go with a set if dies. Don't wana mess around with the bushings etc. just a set of full length dies I'm pretty sure redding will set me up. But even more than that brass is gonna be a killer to find these days.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: Savage predator hunter 6.5x284

I bought a set of redding dies and I love them. It was a 2 die set and I found a redding neck sizer and bought it also but in my opinion a properly set full length die has produced better accuracy. Nosler custom grade reloading brass was resonably priced and has been very consistent but I have never owned lapau so I can't really compare. But for a more cost friendly set up I would recommend this and it has produced the most accurate hand loads I have ever made.
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