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hvfd21walker
07-31-2012, 03:45 PM
Picked me up a Savage long range hunter in a 6.5-284. Topped it with a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50.

jenbickel
07-31-2012, 04:36 PM
Sounds awesome! Now you will just have to post some pictures of some deer and antelope you harvest with it! :)

HuntWYODon
07-31-2012, 05:07 PM
Sounds like a flat shooting combo for deer and antelope and maybe a wolf or two...

Bitterroot Bulls
07-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Nice combo!

hvfd21walker
08-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Now its time to figure out the loads that im gonna use. Any info would be appreciated for bullets or load data. Thanks

BobT
08-02-2012, 06:28 AM
Now its time to figure out the loads that im gonna use. Any info would be appreciated for bullets or load data. Thanks

Sounds like a nice combo! My son-in-law has the LRH in .300WM and it is a great shooter. I built a couple of 6.5X.284 rifles, one on a Savage action and one on a Ruger #1. Both had Broughton 5C 8 twist barrels and liked any bullet in the 130-142 grain range, for powders I had good results with IMR4350, H4831sc and Reloader22, Lapua brass worked best for me. The three most accurate bullets were the Berger 140 VLD hunting, the Nosler 140 Partition and the 130 Accubond. I had good results with Winchester WLR and Federal GM210M primers. I don't know the twist rate on the Savage but the components listed should give you a good start.
Looking forward to the range reports!

Bob

Whisky
08-02-2012, 10:53 AM
That'll do....

I just got my 6.5mm Super LR last week and have been busy with load testing. I have no data for you other than to offer some powder recommendations I've came across while searching for data of my own. H4350, H4831sc, H1000, R17 would be a good place to start. I'd start with h4350 and h4831sc first, personally. I can't imagine the 6.5-284 would use a lot different powders than say a 260, could be wrong though. That extra case capacity could change things I guess.

As for bullets, I'm currently playing with the 140 Berger Hybrids. I also have 130 Hunting VLDs on hand to dabble with too. The Hybrids look good thus far.

Gotta love the 6.5s!!!!

hvfd21walker
08-02-2012, 02:11 PM
Thanks for all the info guys.

HuskyMusky
08-17-2012, 12:08 AM
not a bad choice at all!

keep it fair, no shots under 400yds with that rig! haha.


may even qualify as an elk rig with those high SD 6.5mm bullets! polar bears have been killed with 6.5's!


my antelope rig is a .243win btw... not sure it's my deer rig though...

Elkoholic307
08-29-2012, 07:46 AM
Good choices. What bullets are you thinking of using?

hvfd21walker
08-29-2012, 10:37 AM
Thinking either 130g or 140g accubonds. Would like to shoot it but every since I bought it I have been on fires.

6mm Remington
08-29-2012, 05:30 PM
Send it my way and I'll shoot it for you. I'm only 50 minutes away!! I'll even clean it when I'm done. Shoot one and clean, shoot one and clean. I'll even break it in right.:o

mcseal2
08-29-2012, 07:44 PM
The 140gr accubonds have performed very well for me at 3000fps from my 264WM. My muley last year I hit quartering away hard at the back rib and found the bullet under the hide in the opposite side of the neck weighing 60%. All the other one's I've shot at game have passed through. Deer tend to run 80-100yds after a lung shot with them, but not much further. I think you will really like your new rifle.

bigshot
08-29-2012, 09:43 PM
The 140gr accubonds have performed very well for me at 3000fps from my 264WM. My muley last year I hit quartering away hard at the back rib and found the bullet under the hide in the opposite side of the neck weighing 60%. All the other one's I've shot at game have passed through. Deer tend to run 80-100yds after a lung shot with them, but not much further. I think you will really like your new rifle.

When I hit a deer with Accubonds out of my 7mm SAUM they drop in their tracks. I use 140 and 160 grains.

mcseal2
09-01-2012, 07:52 PM
I haven't had that quick of kills, but I usually aim to take out both lungs and not breaking shoulders. Maybe the larger frontal area or greater velocity of your bullet causes more shock for a quicker kill. Most of the bucks I've shot have been mature big bodied mid-western whitetail and they seldom die easily.

Where do you usually hit them with your 7SAUM?

digger11
10-26-2012, 04:32 PM
I'm super interested to hear how that new gun shoots.I'm considering the same rifle as a next project.
Look real hard at the Barnes 127 gr LRX bullet in 6.5.I think at the velocities you'll be posting that bullet will hammer em.
I just killed a small Blacktail trhis past wekend here in california with the LRX out of my 300 wm.Found the bullet stuck in an offside rib.It went in weighing 175 grains and weighs 174.9 now.All I lost was the little blue tip and it mushroomed perfectly.I'm sold

hvfd21walker
10-26-2012, 05:06 PM
Gun shoots awesome with 140g accubonds. I might try those barnes for a little more speed. Haven had a chance to kill anything with it though.

canvsbk
10-27-2012, 08:57 AM
I shoot Accubonds in all my rifles for all big game. Put 'em where they belong and they always do the job. A buddy of mine has a Savage in 6.5/.284 that he shoots for prairie dogs. Awesome rifle for that way out there stuff...

Edelweiss
10-27-2012, 07:20 PM
6.5 fad here in Australia is starting to wane.

I built a 6.5x47 Lapua, and there are a lot of 264 Win Mag, 6.5x284, 6.5x55 Ackley, 6.5x68 Schuler, and 6.5 Creedmoor rifles around town.

There is a lot of speculation that something weird happens in 6.5 caliber that doesn't happen in 6mm, 7mm, .338 and .308 caliber at long range.

We shoot F-Class from 300-1400, 1000 yard Benchrest, and sniper shoots every weekend. There is a new belief that somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 yards the spin drift effect on the 6.5's long for caliber length throws in a weird distortion. This seems to be especially evident in VLD heavy for caliber 6.5s.

Could be hoopla, could be true, not sure. But I have seen it in about half of all the 6.5 caliber rifles on the range.

Enough that I am kind of a believer. I'd like to speak with Brian Litz and Todd Hodnett about it when get back to the states next year.

These are custom rifles on either trued Remington M700's, trued-Howas or things like Surgeon, Stiller, Stolle, BAT, or Barnard. And top end barrels from Krieger, Shilen, True-Flight, Border, and so on. Not just crap thrown together.

Colorado Cowboy
10-28-2012, 09:38 AM
Always had a yen for a .264 WinMag in a pre 64 M70. A friend has one and I've always told him if he ever decides to sell it, give me a chance to buy it. Probably wouldn't shoot it much as it would be pretty hard to set down my 25-06, it shoots too damn good! Best deer/antelope gun I have ever shot!;)

Edelweiss
10-29-2012, 11:42 PM
CC,

I am also a 25-06 nut. Hard to be from Wyoming and not love the round with it's connection to Bob Milek and Slim Pickins.

For me it is 100% my antelope round rifle a rifle. I have taken a few of them with an xp-100 in 250/3000 Savage as well.