6.5-284 Cooper

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Daniel Hall, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Daniel Hall

    Daniel Hall Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone out there got any experience with a Cooper 6.5-284? I've got two other Coopers and they both shoot great. I was just hoping to get some feedback on the gun in this caliber.
     
  2. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Hey Daniel,

    I shoot a 6.5-284 Phoenix 1 in 9 twist with 140 Bergers. I'm getting between 1/2" and 3/4" groups. According to Berger 1 in 8 would be better! I've taken an antelope and an elk in the past two years. Both with one shot right at 300 yards. The elk stumbled 2 steps and dropped. I stay closer to 1/2" groups with 142 SMKs and H4831 but the 59 grains of Retumbo and Bergers put me at 3050 fps and I wanted that for the elk. It looks like I'll be taking it back to Wy for trophy mulie this year for the trifecta!

    Good luck gun)
     

  3. SomeRumbum

    SomeRumbum Well-Known Member

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    140 SMKs and RE 22 shoot really well in mine. I have two of them.
     
  4. SomeRumbum

    SomeRumbum Well-Known Member

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    7mmpredator- Do you really use 59 grains of REtumbo with 140 Bergers? What primers?
     
  5. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Straight up 59 grains. Fed 210 primers. This is actually the "Best Of The West" 6.5-284 load. It's a "warm" load in my Cooper for sure but I only used it to have some punch for the elk hunt. I will also use it for the muley hunt to give me some reach out and touch! Interestingly I was the only one in camp that week to drop an elk with one shot, with the smallest caliber and with a single shot rifle! :D