Sheep Rifle up and running!

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  1. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Finally got my new rifle finished it is 6.5x284. 20 rounds down the tube. Still working on load. But very happy!!
     

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  2. lilharcher

    lilharcher Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle.....is that a leupold VX6HD on top? Leupold is the way to go for combined quality and weight.
     
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  3. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Now go out there and get that sheep. Lol
     
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    Nice looking southpaw rifle!!
     
  5. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yes it is a VX6HD 4x24, probably should have went smaller but my old eyes need help.Is a gunwerks action, Muller 1-8 twist number 5 contour SS fluted and cerakoted. Timney trigger set at 2.5 pounds.Carbon fiber stock.weighs in at 8 pounds 12 oz. Little heavy but went with a large scope have bad eyes!Shoots like a dream so far.
     
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    What bullet or bullets are you shooting? Which powder are you using?? Just curious. I just had my 6.5-284 rebarreled and finished load development recently. Love this cartridge. It's stupid how accurate it is. I'm shooting a 140gr VLD, 140gr BT, and my hunting bullet of choice is the all copper 124gr Hammer Hunter bullet
     
  7. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Honestly I’m not doing the load development. Don’t have the knowledge or equipment yet. I can ask him if he minds me giving out his recipe, if he will tell me.
     
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  8. Salmonchaser

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    Anxiously awaiting news from your adventure. For what it’s worth summer has been mild, so far, up here.
     
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  9. dougduey

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    Just curious. Mainly what powder, bullet and velocity. I’ve got my rifle dialed in, but always like to know what others are using when getting great results. It’s more for future reference
     
  10. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks for the input. I am so sick of cardio training! Every day I do 6 miles with a 80 pound pack up and down the sides of a local gravel pit.
     
  11. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    Your guide will be happy to have a hunter who can actually get to the sheep.
     
  12. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If the training doesn’t kill me first
     
  13. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Got the new rifle finished it is 6.5 x284. Only 20 rounds down the barrel so should get better, still developing the load. That is 5 shots at 100 yards.
     

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  14. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but you will appreciate all that hard work when you get up in the mountains. Good luck and make sure you post pictures.