Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #29  
Old 03-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 396
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Shot placement goes for a lot. I've seen videos of 6.5-284 killing elk at 1300 plus yards. No a lot of energy out there, placement is key. Same goes for a bow. I've seen pass thrus on caribou at 70 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,673
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShootnMathews View Post
Shot placement goes for a lot. I've seen videos of 6.5-284 killing elk at 1300 plus yards. No a lot of energy out there, placement is key. Same goes for a bow. I've seen pass thrus on caribou at 70 yards.
you got a link to those vids?
__________________

I'm 15
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE CUSTOM

"Dope that scope and tickle that giggle switch"

~Doublezranch

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 03-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

I see. Forgive my misunderstanding! I watched a few elk bow hunting videos on YouTube. Looks exciting!! I can see the appeal of getting so close. What kind of accuracy do you get with a bow at 50 yards? Are you allowed good arrow heads? Cross bladed types?
On my ladder test at 500 I got virtually no vertical spread with my last 3 loads so gonna try different seating depths there. Was hoping to be out Sunday but its forecast wind and maybe snow. My garden is sheltered so might be best to test there. Can only manage 100 yards tho.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 03-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northeast
Posts: 2,233
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrentM View Post
LOL, I didn't shoot 25. In fact I did not shoot any elk last year. I shot a very large bodied bull the year before and had tons of meat left. Therefore I was being very picky and had a couple of large 360-380 class bulls I was chasing around.

Archery is extremely leathal. It is not uncommon for my 73 lb draw weight bow to fling a 460 grain arrow completely through an elk. I have dropped them in their tracks and had them run off 300-400 yards and DOA. The one thing I do know, hit them correctly and they are dead in a short period of time.

Yeah if you are not getting a change in FPS you are done. Back it down and look for accuracy. With a 30" barrel I would be looking at the slower burn powders personally. H1000, retumbo, etc. Give it a shot, might be worth the effort.
Hey Brent, didn't realize you were a longbow shooter. I was an avid stick bow shooter for for more than 30 years until I tore a muscle in my arm. Still do some shooting with light bows. I have a good collection of stickbows, mostly Bears and Howard Hills including the Green Dragon, made by Howard Hill himself in the 50's. It's in perfect shape. Shot a cottontail with it at 47 yards a few years ago, then hung it back up. Sorry for diverting the thread.
__________________

"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 03-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 396
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnesuser28 View Post
you got a link to those vids?
I'll look. See if I can find them
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 03-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 396
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
Hey Brent, didn't realize you were a longbow shooter. I was an avid stick bow shooter for for more than 30 years until I tore a muscle in my arm. Still do some shooting with light bows. I have a good collection of stickbows, mostly Bears and Howard Hills including the Green Dragon, made by Howard Hill himself in the 50's. It's in perfect shape. Shot a cottontail with it at 47 yards a few years ago, then hung it back up. Sorry for diverting the thread.
Sweet bows dude!! I love long bows. Sticking that coyote with longbow this yr was my career hunting highlight.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 03-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 396
Re: First post. 6.5x284 ladder test problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShootnMathews View Post
I'll look. See if I can find them
On a quick look I couldn't find one of the videos. The other I actually have on tape here at the house. I reviewed it and he does not say what the caliber is but it looks like a 6.5-284 that he uses a lot. So I cannot confirm that it actually was. So my bad on that. I will look for the other one some more cuz I'm sure he states the caliber in it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.01%
351 Votes
1 - 2.78%
122 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.54%
637 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.36%
892 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.86%
651 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.67%
380 Votes
10 or more - 30.79%
1,349 Vote
Total Votes: 4,382
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC