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Old 06-11-2017, 11:15 PM   #1
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Always dreamed of a long range rifle. Finally got to stretch out my 6.5 x 284. 600 yds, 12" circle. Custom Savage model 12 with a 26" fluted barrel. I bought the gun from a member here at a steal of a deal. Rifle basix trigger set at 1.5 lbs and a boyds stock. Harris bipod. 140 gr hornady sst sitting on 48 gr IMR 4350 with a winchester LR primer. OAL 3.1". 5 shot group just under 6". This was my first time getting really serious at 600 yds. Also my first time shooting prone. My shoulder/collar bone is all kinds of sore even though I only shot 35 rounds!!! Evening sun was a killer!! Had to improvise!!



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Old 06-11-2017, 11:28 PM   #2
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Nice!... What ammo were you using and what have you tried so far?
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:43 PM   #3
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Well done
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:45 PM   #4
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Nice!... What ammo were you using and what have you tried so far?
I roll my own. Ive tried berger hybrid target, hornady sst, and hornady Ballistic tip, all in 140 gr. The SST have produced consistantly tighter groups from my rifle. Whats awesome about that is they are good for hunting as well as target shooting. I was pleasantly suprised with the results being sub MOA at 600! Scope is a vortex viper 6.5-20X44.

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Old 06-11-2017, 11:50 PM   #5
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I tried CCI 200 LR primers, but after having 3 duds in 50, I went with winchester i even tried striking them 3 times with the firing pin and zero detonation! 3 out of 50 is unacceptable to me!!

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Old 06-12-2017, 12:04 AM   #6
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I roll my own. Ive tried berger hybrid target, hornady sst, and hornady Ballistic tip, all in 140 gr. The SST have produced consistantly tighter groups from my rifle. Whats awesome about that is they are good for hunting as well as target shooting. I was pleasantly suprised with the results being sub MOA at 600! Scope is a vortex viper 6.5-20X44.

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Have you tried the weights in the 120's?
What are you zeroed at?
These questions dont really mean anything, Im just curious.

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I tried CCI 200 LR primers, but after having 3 duds in 50, I went with winchester i even tried striking them 3 times with the firing pin and zero detonation! 3 out of 50 is unacceptable to me!!

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That is completely unacceptable to me.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:14 AM   #7
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Have you tried the weights in the 120's?
What are you zeroed at?
These questions dont really mean anything, Im just curious.



That is completely unacceptable to me.
No, 140 has been all ive tried. When I bought the rifle, the guy had 1 box of bergers, one box of SST, and a box of BT's, all in 140 gr. About to order more bullets, so I may try something new. Adjusted the powder charge and came back to 48 gr IMR 4350. Also tested H4831SC and came back to 4350. Tried extending and shortening length by .01" and couldnt get any better results.

Zeroed at 100 yds, 46 clicks (1/4 moa each) elevation at 600.

I agree about the CCI primers and was completely shocked that they gave me that much problems!

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What's the twist rate and is it Short or Long action.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:17 AM   #9
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What's the twist rate and is it Short or Long action.
1:8 and long action.

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Old 06-12-2017, 07:27 AM   #10
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:51 AM   #11
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1:8 and long action.

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I've got the same twist in my custom. I'm shooting Retumbo and 210 primer with 140gr Berger VLD and getting 2970 and under 1/2 MOA on my 6.5-284. I did have it throated for the VLD. Love shooting it. Got 3 kills between 425-525yd so far. Ready to stretch it out further on animals.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:55 AM   #12
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I tried CCI 200 LR primers, but after having 3 duds in 50, I went with winchester i even tried striking them 3 times with the firing pin and zero detonation! 3 out of 50 is unacceptable to me!!

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Has anyone else had problems with CCI primers. I was with a friend this weekend shooting and he had 12 out of 50 that misfired! He was using the small rifle primers. I have used CCI primers for 40 years and never had any problems.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:29 AM   #13
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Has anyone else had problems with CCI primers. I was with a friend this weekend shooting and he had 12 out of 50 that misfired! He was using the small rifle primers. I have used CCI primers for 40 years and never had any problems.

those were Hillary primers..... lol.. just had to, I also shoot cci and never a issue...
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