need advice for 1000 yard benchrest caliber

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Re: need advice for 1000 yard benchrest caliber

Post by SCJ429 » 01 Sep 2018, 7:16 pm

The premier 1000 yard caliber is the 6mm BR and it's improved versions. It has set world records at that distance time and time again, currently holding the record at 1.068 inches. It has won just about every competition from 600 to 1000 yards and no other case design comes close.
If you are looking for something different with a magnum head stamp the WSM case is pretty handy.
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Re: need advice for 1000 yard benchrest caliber

Post by nightforcenxs » 01 Sep 2018, 9:22 pm

marksman wrote:
nightforcenxs wrote:
marksman wrote:
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sungazer wrote:The different sports or types of shooting all have very different guns that are best suited to them. For 1000 yrd off a rest you cant go past the 7mm RSAUM however you only get 800-1000 rounds per barrel. Then you come down the list to others 284 then a 6.5

its going to be only 1000 yard benchrest for now until i get bored once i get bored i will rebarrel to a different caliber thats why im trying to stay away from such calibers i know accuracy costs but not at 800 shots or so a barrel i would like to shoot it at the range aswell not just leave it in the safe and only bring it out on comp days i know 6.5-284 only lasts 700 to 800 aswell but i can afford the brass so im kinda in a pickle here


unless you are loading super fast I would think you will get more than 700-800 out of a 6.5x284
I load mine to 2900fps with 142gr smk's, well and truly over book max and at 1000 rounds down the tube I still get 1 hole groups at 100, easy peasy
don't believe every thing you hear at the range :thumbsup: my loads do not show any pressure

well thats interesting to know then so you reckon 1500 before you would really want to rebarrel? if thats the case its a pick between that and the straight .284 win



here is a photo of the last sighting group I shot for it late last year before some hunting

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they are super easy to load for and the brass is already made, no forming
Jason Baney gives a good guide on the round here
http://www.accurateshooter.com/cartridge-guides/65x284/
I have my own reamer, a robert whitely design for the 6.5x284 norma
some people dont understand that there is a 6.5x284 winchester, the original design, that will not allow you to use lapua cases
set up with a heavy barrel and decent stock it is like shooting a 222, watch the projectile hit the target or animal
the sweet spot I have found between 2900-3000fps with any projectile I have used
the round count for the barrel IMHO is no different than a 300wm and the like, anyone that has one wont get rid of it
its one round I have found that just works :drinks:

that thing is a laser beam im pretty much sold on the 6.5-284 ive done more pricing of components and its not even that bad even if it does decide to kill barrels ive learnt accuracy costs and if i can achieve great accuracy and enjoyment out of it the barrel replacing isnt a bother just order 2 at a time :lol:
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Re: need advice for 1000 yard benchrest caliber

Post by nightforcenxs » 01 Sep 2018, 9:44 pm

bigrich wrote:i had thought of this recently, i'm a big fan of 6.5x55, but read a article in american rifle shooter how handloaded 7x57 has better long range ballistics and can outshoot 6.5 CM. thought this might be worth mentioning. if you want cheap to load, ya probably cant go past 308 but . well proven round :thumbsup:

nothing wrong with the 6.5x55 grant did that one at allan swan on the tikka action was a laser beam.
Chronos wrote:“1000 yard benchrest” and “can’t afford” generally don’t go together.

Forget the rifle, do you have the $2000 for the rests? Half joking but I bought second hand and still spent over $1000

No offence meant you’re asking about Formula one with a formula ford mindset

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i understand chronos its a rich mans game to answer your question about the rests yes i do have the $2k. i should rephrase the calibers i cant afford i can afford but i wish to stay away from belted cases ive spoken to a fellow with a 300 norma improved and he said it kicks i dont want to make it half way through the match and be recoil drunk and for the 7mm saum ive spoken to someone who owns it thats in the 1000 yard benchrest club and he said theres other options out there that shoot just as good even he said the brass is over priced.

SCJ429 wrote:The premier 1000 yard caliber is the 6mm BR and it's improved versions. It has set world records at that distance time and time again, currently holding the record at 1.068 inches. It has won just about every competition from 600 to 1000 yards and no other case design comes close.
If you are looking for something different with a magnum head stamp the WSM case is pretty handy.

ive been looking at the 6mm BR SCJ429 or the 6.5x47 and use it as my light gun rebarrel my tikka to one of the two.

also marksman no need to worry about scope ive got a nightforce nxs 8-32x56 ive been told its more then enough scope by the 1000 yard president. been looking at march scopes but a couple of the guys who shoot the fly shoots that own them say there trash but they keep using them :unknown: as for shooting any further then 500m i cant i dont have anywhere other then dirty belmont ive been shooting 300 and 400 with the shoot and see targets with ok groups but i cant measure them as i cant go and get them until after 5pm and im not driving back over there just to get targets
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Re: need advice for 1000 yard benchrest caliber

Post by marksman » 02 Sep 2018, 7:38 pm

the nxs is king :thumbsup:
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