View Full Version : Took my new savage 6.5-284 to Panoche today

Bug Splat
04-09-2011, 7:48 PM
We drove around for awhile but the longest place we could find without shooting over roads or other shooters was 760 yards. We wanted 1000 but oh well. It was very busy there. Used mil-dots to range estimate our distance and did the math for wind and on the first shot I was only 6 inches high and 6 inches to the right. Not bad IMO. Second shot found its target after a couple clicks and it was easy to make hits on the 18"X25" AR500 steel plate every time. I was very pleased with how well it shot. I was amazed how well the 140gr Berger VLDs did in the wind. While it was still pushed around a bit in the sometimes strong gusts and cross winds it did much better than any other round I have fired. 1000 yards would not be a problem :D

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04-10-2011, 7:23 AM
You picked the right cartridge and platform for it. :thumbsup:

04-10-2011, 5:02 PM
You should bring that out to the long range match at the Sac Valley Shooting Center next month on Sunday the 15th. We'll be shooting from 800/900/1000 yards.

Bug Splat
04-10-2011, 8:54 PM
I would love to do a match up in Sac. Something always comes up that keeps me from going. I'll try for the 15th, thanks for the heads up. ;)

Flintlock Tom
04-11-2011, 6:14 AM
Nice work!
Can I ask what scope you're using?

Bug Splat
04-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Nice work!
Can I ask what scope you're using?

Super Sniper 16X. I've had great luck with these so I keep buying them. Great scope for the money IMO.

04-11-2011, 4:24 PM
Nice. The 6.5 140-142s have a terrific BC....and the 284 gives 'em the punch to keep on target for a long way.

Bring is up to Sacramento Valley next month!

Snapping Twig
04-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Great round!

I've been shooting a 6.5-06 for the past 20+ years, felt pretty all-alone. :)

I believe yours has even more velocity by 1 or 2 hundred fps per given bullet weight.

I've settled on a 120g NBT @ 3100fps and a 140g NPT @ 2900fps for my purposes.

6.5/.264 bullets are more effective than the statistic suggest they would be, kind of like a high velocity javelin.