Questions or the 6.5x284 guys

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Firearrow, May 24, 2015.


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  1. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if you guys that shoot a 6.5x284, with a break and without a break, were able to see your hits on target when shooting off of a bipod and a rear bag. From distances up close to out there. I know a lot has to do with shooting form, but let's just say you were lined up good and executed the shot as planed.
     
  2. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    I just got a black bear last weekend with my Cooper Phoenix6.5x284 shooting 140 vld no break, the shot was at 550 yards I watched the bear drop in my scope on 22power , a brake would be nice but I would hate to forget ear plugs
     
  3. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    Reason I am asking this is because I have a 300WM already that I can't see my hits on target, and my next build, 260 or 6.5x284, I want to to be able to see each hit on target.
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I use a break on both my 6.5-284's. Recoil feels like a 22-250 and I can see hits at 20x past 500 yards. My rifles weigh 10-11#. Never shot them without a break. Since I hunt mostly solo, seeing hits is a must at long range.
     
  5. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    A break it is. I am usually in the same situation that you are. Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i have breaks on my magnums. not on my 6.5-284s because they are not allowed in competition. i would get one. good choice.
     
  7. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I am pro brake! I understand not being able to have them in competition! I can spot the hits with my 6.5.