Looking for a good bullet for 6.5x284

Majja13

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I am looking for a good do it all bullet for elk and deer out of a 6.5x284. This wont be real long most of the shots with this rifle will be out to 550 or less. I do reload. I have had good luck with Bergers in my 300 WM. But that is a different animal.

Thanks
 

xdeano

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I shoot swift scirocco 2 out of my 6.5saum. They perform very well on both elk and deer. I tend to go with a bonded bullet or copper Barnes bullet for the bigger critters.

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For elk, I always like to load on the heavier end when it comes to bullets. Take a look at the Matrix 160gr. Should shoot fine in a 1:8 twist barrel.
 

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I really like the 140 hvld in both my 6.5-284s, but used a 140 NAB on a 6 pt bull @ 420 yds. No bullet could have dropped him any faster.
 

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I just got int the 6.5 norma and the 140 bergers are the bee's knees. I shot a .471" group with the first load I tried (53.5 h1k, 140 vld, 3.08 coal, lapua brass, cci200, across the hood of my truck). However, I have not come to trust the bergers on a trophy animal yet, as I have tried them in other calibers and the results vary so much. With that being said, I really like speer bullets. I just got the gold dot 140 to try in the norma. With a .571 bc, if it shoots, I think it will be a great hunting round in the norma. The nosler bt 140 shoots pretty good too, but the bc is horrible, .49, for a projectile of that size, and the velocity is significantly lower vs other 140 bullets
 

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140 grain berger hunting vld has performed well for me. In some instances there has been excessive meat loss but I have never seen any lack of penetration issues.
 

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I shoot 6.5x284 only used 140-grain Hornady Amax not rated hunting The bullet was overkill on deer so got 140-grain Nosler Accubond also use 200 Accubond with 300 Win bag. A real hammer, hold the same group as Amax on paper.
 

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Another vote for the 140 HVLD. I run them in 264 WM, and probably won't ever run anything else.
 

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I am looking for a good do it all bullet for elk and deer out of a 6.5x284. This wont be real long most of the shots with this rifle will be out to 550 or less. I do reload. I have had good luck with Bergers in my 300 WM. But that is a different animal.

Thanks
Bergers are my go to bullet for both deer and elk in everything from 25-06 to 300 rum.
 

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