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Old 09-19-2006, 08:11 AM
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You all may recall that last winter I built a 6.5-284 on a rem. action & 26" Douglas match grade barrel. Well, this weekend I shot a few groups through it. Load development is complete: settled on 51 gr. of Alliant R22 powder, 140 gr. Seirra GameKing bullets, Lapua Brass, & CCI BR2 primers. Chronographed at approx. 2900 FPS.

Best group measured .685" Out to out = .421" group
Average of three, 5 shot groups was .552"
Shot off bench &rest with 36X Weaver scope at 100 yds

Nothing like a 1/2 MOA hunter!!!!

I'm sure the groups will spread a little when I put a hunting power scope on it but at least I know it can do it.


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Old 09-19-2006, 09:06 AM
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Sounds like a winner. I have been tossing the idea around of a 6.5-06. It was , at one time a pretty popular round as well it should be. The ballistics should be much like you are seeing with the 284 case. I look forward to a field report.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:11 AM
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James,

The 6.5-06 looks to be a great round. I was at a toss up whether to build it or my 284. My father decided to build the -06 while I built the -284. Either way I think the 6.5 bullet is a winner. Just a few more weeks and I hopefully will have a field report on the weapon as I'm taking it to wyoming to hunt those speed goats.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:36 AM
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It should be made to order for pronhorns. Good Luck.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:36 AM
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I'll take one, Tom.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:28 PM
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This is a very popular caliber among the 1,000 yard shooters. Seems to really come into it's own out past 600 yards. I personally prefer the 6MM-284 for goat hunting.
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:51 PM
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Roskoe,

Thats what pushed me to the 6.5-284 over the 6.5-06 (1000 yard BR's) though I doubt that I ever shoot it much past 400. Anyway I like it, Truth is there are a lot of cartridge that I don't need but want none the less.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:53 PM
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You are going to love your 6.5-284.....superb round. Hornady is making factory ammo for this cartridge....no longer a Wildcat! Good shooting and regards, Rick.
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:59 PM
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Hornady is making the completed cartridge? I heard the brass was being made available even marked as 6.5-284 but I didn't think they were loading them. Is anyone making a factory rifle?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:56 PM
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I built a 6mm-284 back in 1991 as a light varminter, it's a great round and rifle. Then I got the hankering for something odd and decided to build a 6.5 Gibbs ( 6.5-06 maximumly improved). It to is a good cartridge, in my 14lb Rem 700 basedrifleit equals or surpasses 264 win mag velocities. With all the hype of the 6.5x284 these days I have almost talked myself into getting one. Been looking at some Cooper rifles, they chamber the 6.5x284 in their M22's
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