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Old 10-29-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

The LRH antlelope hunt is a go!
Here's a link
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...43/#post436728
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:50 PM
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

Very nice buck.

I like the concept of the fast twist 6-06 also.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

I have a 6x284 with a Vias Muzzle brake. Its great and all but enough recoil remains to knock you off target................. Congrats on great shot.
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

I have a 6-06 barrel coming soon I can't wait until I get that put together
on my savage 110.
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

Wow! A great photo, and a truly wonderful shot. I would like to comment however on the cartridge, in the spirit of ebate and discussion:

the .284 didn't make too much of a splash back when it first came out (196XX??), probably because of the existing and ballistically hotter 7 Rem Mag, and also the Winchester 88 and 100s it was initially chambered in.

Nice combos, but not exactly the best for long-range shooting. Horrible triggers, for instance! I remember buying my dad a new Win 88 and I chose the (bohh-rinngggg......) .308. Still, a v. nice deer rifle, and it still shoots into <1" @ 100 yds so...

Meantime, the benchy-boyz decided to neck that .284 up and down, creating the .338-284, the .35-284, even a .375-284!, and then the .223, 243, 257, & 264-(6.5)-284 versions. Of all of them, the 6.5-284 proved the most impressive down-range ballistics and accuracy.

It now holds many many world-class 1000 m target records. And whyzhatt? Well, of course you can always make up a bullet in literally any calibre (sorry: I used to be a Canuck...) to meet some Ballistic Coefficient goal, but the readily available off-the-shelf bulletry comes best equipped in 6.5 and .338 calibres. Not that you couldn't make up a, say, 135 gr .243 bullet, but they are a bit hard to find, right?

As well, the reason the boyz out there case their 6BRs and 6.5-284s when out on those windswept plains is that the sidewind issue is reduced by going to a mucho-heavier slug. Hence, the .338 Lapua (or my .340 Weatherby for that matter) tied onto a railroad-tie gunstock and firing a 300 gr Berger for those 1500 yd matches. But then your shoulder gets to be the loving recipient, and 150 - 200 rounds through your prized Lapua can get a bit tiresomw indeed!

So, your 6-284 must be impressively soft to shoot, which improves your accuracy potential (no flinching), but in the ever-present gusty and highly variable cross winds in antelope valley, I'd bet the 6.5, in a 140 or 150 gr bullet would deliver better performance @ longer ranges (less windage correction) and of course, about 15% or so more energy. Not that you seem to have needed it, huh?

I hope to personally get out there next year with my own long-ragne wonder, a 6.5-06 Ackley, which launches the .264 cal.140 gr pill at about 3230 fps, conservatively. The rifle is one of my own, a modded REM 700 (accurized receiver, Sako extractor, Timney Trigger, 26" stainless [& very smooth!] Douglas medium wt bbl with a QUE adjustable muzzle brake;, NP3 finish, and a Leupold Mk4 with TMR reticle and thumbhole B&C stock: sub -.7" MoA 5 shot groups).

The much bigger question is: is antelope even edible? I hear either 1) it's totally inedible, stinky and tough, or 2) it's wonderful.

Oh-oh: basic disagreement there!

Again, great shooting and photo!

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Old 04-26-2011, 05:28 PM
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

Many good ideas.
Run the numbers for a 107smk @3400fps.
The results are very impressive.
How do they compare to the 6.5,06?
And
Yes I like antelope.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: 6-284/107SMK Antelope w/Tyler Sims Outfitters

Lol, I hear those stories every year, & to be completely honest, both sides are true. An antelope that has either been wounded or chased all over the range by hunters (thinking public land), can have a remarkable stench, I tend to think it may be adrenaline (sp) induced?

On the other side, as with Rock's 'lope, it was completely relaxed & dropped to a bullet (or 2) that it never heard coming. If harvested without running/being chased all over god's country, antelope meat is just fine (I actually had to prove that to my out of staters last year, ID & NY). They were impressed with the quality of meat & are coming back next year!

As to the cartridge debate: My father shoots a 6.5-06 AI w/140's & I shoot a 6-284/107SMK (small world huh?), less recoil on my side & more "pop" on his. Both are remarkably capable of wackin a goat.... I guess i'd have to flip a quarter to decide which one is better at it! A shooter isn't giving up a HUGE amount of BC from 6mm 107/115 to a 6.5-140 bullets & with the velocity advantage of the 6-284 I would tend to think, think I say there would be little advantage at the ranges I am capable of harvesting an antelope 750 +/-..... maybe i'll have to get dad to upgrade his optics & duel it out with me this October..... sounds like a good write-up for LRH.COM

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