6.5x284 Lets see yours..

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by AndyW, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. AndyW

    AndyW Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Who here has built and hunts with a 6.5x284? I have an action on the way and still undecided on stock and barrel contour. Post what you have, what you like about your build, and what you would change, if anything.
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    Well you asked for it!!

    The likes: Shoots .2s and .3s if I do my part, very little recoil, and drops everything I point it at.:D

    Things I change: I 'd go with a little lighter barrel contour, the M24 get pretty heavy if you have to carry it very far. I'd also go with a different stock, the tactical style on it has "corners" on the forend. It does't take long for them to "dig in" to a forearm when you're standing around cradling it. A rounded or beaver tail would be more comfortable.


  3. kweidner

    kweidner Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    I have the factory Cooper Phoenix. I would trade nothing or change noting except i would like a repeater.
  4. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Just got mine done last month and couldn't be happier. I don't think I would change anything. I just can't wait to do some killin with it. Here are the specs;


    Rem 700 LA trued
    27" Lilja 1-8 twist .6.5-284
    fluted Rem Sendero/Varmint taper
    badger bolt knob
    tuned Rem trigger
    black matte cerekote
    McMillan HTG sniper fill (molded woodland camo)
    Talley light weight base/ring combo
    Leupold VX3 6.5-20x50mm LR
    weight is perfect for me for hunting at 11lbs even with scope

    Here is load I worked up;

    Lapua 6.5-284 brass
    140 gr Berger hunting VLD's
    51.5 gr H4831sc
    Fed 210 GM
    COL 3.080"
    2950 fps

    Feel free to email any questions


  5. tonto2

    tonto2 New Member

    Sep 25, 2010
    i have some thing better 6.5 wsm and its not a barrel burner like yours
    try for hunting the hornady gmx 120 you will love it 58 grs of h 414 3455 fps out of a shiellen 27 in
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  6. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2009

    Here's my 6.5x284 built on a Rem 700 platform in a Simmonson Machine aluminum stock. Topped off with a 8.5-25 Leupold Mark 4. It shoots small groups at 1000 yards

    Here's two groups the little woman shot the other day. The smallest is very typical of how it shoots all the time.
    What I like about this gun is the feel of the stock. I really like a traditional looking stock but when you get nestled in behind this thing it's VERY comfortable to shoot. Who'd a thunk it. Even though a 6.5x284 is a low recoil round, the muzzle brake helps so I can see the IVGs, (immediate visual gradification). I don't hunt with it at 20lbs but it's a pleasure to shoot. Chuck.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  7. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2008

    Blue printed Rem 700 Action
    1:8 Kreiger Barrel
    HS Precision stock
    Almost no recoil
    On the third load I tried it shot 1/2" with 152gr ULD RBBT's. Could probably get it tighter but I'm happy with that since I just use it as a coyote gun.

    I love it but I'm looking to sell to get a lighter one for my daughter to use as a carry gun. $975 if you know of someone who's interested.
  8. AndyW

    AndyW Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nice rig, very similar to the direction I am going.