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    Need reviews on the 6.5 x 284

    Hey guys

    A buddy is looking into this round for hunting Antelope, Mule deer and Elk.

    Please post the positive and negative of this round. Seems there is a lot of positive talk on it but the bullet just seems small. He has been a die hard 300 win mag fan forever so in comparison it seems it would just not have knock down the 300 has.

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    I have one. Haven't killed anything with it. But I know several guys that have killed deer and antelope with it. Awesome flat shooting gun. Plan on shooting a mule deer with it this year


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    I've got a 260 Rem Kimber Montana which I love. It might be a bit light for a 400 yd elk cartridge, but for deer there can't be much better. The 6.5 bullets just flat kill stuff. They tend to be accurate, do well in wind, and expend a lot of energy in the target.

    This last year my wife and I shot three deer with my 260 and the furthest one made it was about 40 yards. The 6.5X284 will run about 100-150 fps faster in most loadings, and with a 130 or 140 AB or other premium bullet I wouldn't be afraid to tackle elk out to 3-400 yards.

    Plusses - accurate, moderate recoil, fun to shoot.

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    I also shoot the 260 Rem. Awesome on Whitetails. I have been thinking about the 6.5x284. Maybe someday. If I were Elk hunting I would stick with the 300. JMO

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    IKIC, my buddy runs the 6.5X284 in a Cooper. That thing is sweet. I will strongly consider the caliber in the future, even for elk.

    As far as being small 1/2mm more diameter and you are at 7mm.

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    "Since the mid 1990's the 6.5x284 has dominated 1000 yard competition" Nosler reloading guide 5th edition. Nosler shows 3100fps with a 125gr partition.

    What more to you need to know! LOL
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    "Since the mid 1990's the 6.5x284 has dominated 1000 yard competition" Nosler reloading guide 5th edition. Nosler shows 3100fps with a 125gr partition.

    What more to you need to know! LOL
    Real hunting experience. Hahhahha 125 drain? What are we hunting coyotes? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Real hunting experience. Hahhahha 125 drain? What are we hunting coyotes? Lol
    What exactly is 125 drain? Are you draining the oil out of your truck or something? HAHAHA! Whats wrong with 125 gr in a 6.5? I have killed lots of deer with a 100 gr from a 243. Would you prefer a 140 gr partition loaded with 50.5 gr of LR22 at 2860 fps? Its the most accurate load Nosler tested. It shoots partitions and is accurate to 1000 yards, That should be good enough for a deer, elk, or antelope! lol
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    What exactly is 125 drain? Are you draining the oil out of your truck or something? HAHAHA! Whats wrong with 125 gr in a 6.5? I have killed lots of deer with a 100 gr from a 243. Would you prefer a 140 gr partition loaded with 50.5 gr of LR22 at 2860 fps? Its the most accurate load Nosler tested. It shoots partitions and is accurate to 1000 yards, That should be good enough for a deer, elk, or antelope! lol
    Nothing I guess. Stupid spell check! I can't change it now. Your reply won't be funny! Ha

    I guess I'm a 165gr-180gr guy.
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    With the drain of bullets you prefer I think you need a 308 Norma!
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

 

 

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