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    6.5 x 284 for Stalking

    Hi All.

    Similar question to many really, looking down the list. But has any one got any experience or views on the 6.5 x 284 for stalking. I know itís an accurate round and I am home loading so trying to buy factory ammo is not a problem.

    Thanks for your ideas and views.

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    Can't see why it wouldn't be a great stalking round. I suppose the actual rifle it is chambered in is more relevant than the actual cartridge. I wouldn't want to haul an F Class rifle around after deer.

    Performance on deer with a suitable bullet is going to be very similar to a 270win.

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    i would agree there ,i have seen a good few sika stags shot with it .

    it is all most as good as a 270

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    Just a thought, have you looked at the .284 which is the parent case to the 6.5 - 284. I don't have one, nor a 6.5 but the numbers look good.

    Check out 6mmbr website. some impressive results coming with the ability to use heavier bullets. Bit of a pain to get ammunition (even cases seem to be best created out of necked up 6.5 - 284 brass but if your home loading........

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    I do believe Redmist uses a 6.5 284 for stalking if he is about.....

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    Thanks all for your info. Seems like it could be a nice round to try and see how i get on. Thanks for your feed back will let you know how i get on.

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    A little late into the discussion, but yes I do use a 6.5x284 for stalking, it works very well indeed on all sized UK deer.

    Tend to use 130 - 140 g bullets, barrel life should not be worthy of consideration if you use it soley as a stalker.

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    Thanks for all your comments. I picked up the my new rifle last week and can confirm that they are good on Roe.

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