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Author Topic: 6.5x284 Lapua  (Read 2401 times)

Offline notsams

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2019, 06:40:08 PM »
BO     I have not tried the Barnes TTSX bullets. I have shot several animals with the other  Barnes all copper bullets. I had a Weatherby Accumark in a 257 Weatherby Mag that I shot 90 grain Barnes x bullets at about 3700 fps. Of several bullets tried it was the only bullet to penetrate and exit a whitetail deer. I also shot Elk and a bear with them in other calibers.     thanks for the advice I will give them a try.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2019, 06:40:08 PM »
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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2019, 06:17:00 PM »
Notsams - Before heading over to South Africa I had about 6 months of shooting and trying some of those deep penetrating bullets....the Nosler Partition or Accubonds were the first on my list but the outfitter told me to sight all of my rifles in at 200 yards....so that is what I did and the Barnes was shooting 3 shot groups at 200 yard about 3/8" MOA or about 3/4" at 200 yards...so I was pleased with the Barnes....

This is going to be a heavy rifle! looking at the #5, 26" barrel.....just like my Savage-Shilen 260 that I got about a year ago, it was barrel heavy and the Cooper M54 in 308, a 20" #6 barrel makes it heavy, very heavy....

Please try the Barnes TSX and the TTSX and let everyone know how you do or do not like them. Your rifle may not like them!
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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2019, 06:23:14 AM »
I have seen Elk shows on the TV  where they have taken with the 6.5x284 Lapua but for me I won't take it Elk hunting, but it should be a great Mule -Whitetail Deer Rifle and everything in-between.....I have the 6.5 Grendel, the 6.5 CM and the 6.5 PRC and know a few guys who have the 6.5X284 Lapua and they say that too about being a good whitetail round.....

But for me I want to hit Elk with a 308 or 338 caliber round...more like the 300 Win Mag or the 300 WSM or larger round..... 
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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2019, 03:34:49 PM »
Bo   I agree with you. I think the 6.5 will kill elk but a30 cal would do it better. I did finally find some 142 grain Accubond longrange bullets this weekend. I will test these bullets and if they do everything I want I will have a custom turret made for it. I have some 150 gr Sierras loaded and plan on shooting them to a mile when I get to it this spring.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2020, 08:32:59 PM »
     I finally got some of the 142 grain Nosler Accubond Long Range bullets loaded. 2915 fps with an extreme spread of 7 fps for 3 shots. I hope to shoot groups at 500 yards this weekend if the weather cooperates. With a .625 BC it is a flat shooter.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2020, 05:54:45 AM »
Sounds like a good consistent batch Not, good luck this weekend, let us know how it goes.
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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2020, 12:02:26 PM »
    I did try the 142 gr ABLR this weekend. I started at 400 yards and went to 700 yards. 1 Moa average at all distances.   I also shot the 143 gr ELDX bullets and they hit the same place as the 142 ABLR bullets do. I don't like the ELDX bullets for hunting so I can use them for practice and still have the same scope settings. I didn't get to test the ABLR in water jugs yet.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2020, 09:42:16 PM »
Not - have you done any type of ladder testing to see if you're close to a node with that recipe.  Obviously you can't be far off if you're hanging around 1 MOA at long range.
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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2020, 08:09:23 PM »
Mad   no I have not. With a 7 fps extreme spread I thought it was worth a try. I don't know what I will do next. I still want to try them in water jugs and plywood to see if they hold up. I have shot the 150 gr SMK bullets and they shoot about 1/2 Moa if I do my part, but they are a target bullet and not my choice for hunting. If the 142 gr ABLR bullets perform good in the water jugs then I will shoot them further and see if I can do better next time.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2020, 02:06:55 PM »
    The 142 gr ABLR bullets penetrated into 4 jugs of water and weighed 57.9 grains. The 130 gr scirrocco bullet  stopped between the 4th and 5th jug and weighed 117 grains and was over 1/2 inch across. I am very impressed. The accuracy at 700 yards was about 5.5 inches and groups at 107 yards were just over 1/2 inch groups. The velocity for 3 shots were 3110, 3111 and 3085 fps for a 3102 fps average. This is the bullet to have a custom turret built for.          the 142 gr ABLR bullet did make it to the 4th jug so it gets a pass but it lost a lot of weight and it was barely bigger than when it started.

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Re: 6.5x284 Lapua
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2020, 05:22:43 PM »
Good info, thanks for sharing it.  Sounds like you have a winner with that Scirocco load!
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