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Old 11-07-2013, 12:39 PM
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6.5x284 Norma

Dear all

I took delivery of my new 6.5x284 last week and thought I would post some pics.



First 3 shots out of the rifle did this (.412):



I then played around with seating depth until I did two groups like this (in the 2's):



After the 2 quarter inch groups I wanted to see if the accuracy I was experiencing at 100 yards would extrapolate at range. I then put this group in at 300 yards (bull is 2" in diameter):



Drop chart and load development done within a few days.

The specs on the rifle is as follows:

Stiller Predator action.
Border (Archer) barrel (S5 profile) .292 neck.
B&C Stock (Alaskan II).
Tuned Remington trigger.
PTG bottom metal.

The load I have settled on is:

52.8 grns N165
Lapua brass
140 Amax
Fed 210M

20 thou off.

Just need to start testing it on some furry, hairy or feathery creatures now.

Kind regards
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

Looks like your up and running. Beautiful rifle, great shooting and outstanding caliber choice.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

Nice Rig, looks to shoot really well good luck with the fury creatures.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:34 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

Thanks for the kind words gents.

Yes I will add to the post again once I've caught up with something fury.

KR

JB
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:09 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

Nice rig, looks like you have it dialed into chewing a ragged hole I have found different calibers based on the 284 cartridge always seem to be accurate.

Where are you located?
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

Thanks Bob

It's the first 6.5 x 284 I've ever had and I really do like it. Very mild recoil too. I'm in the UK - more specifically Cheshire.

I was thinking of a Shehane possibly as a switch barrel on this action but I'm going to run this for a while before I decide.

KR
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:20 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 Norma

I am currently shooting the 6mm-284 & 22-284, both very accurate with lots of down range energy. Do you see alot of shooters using IOR valdada & March optics? I am looking into the big plunge on a spendy optic.

Looks like very nice country to get some long shots, I am in West Michigan (Lake Michigan).
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