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    284 win

    So those of you with this caliber ,who is using 180 grain eld's and what sort of speeds are you getting and what works best in your 284's ??? thanks

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    I feel like that may be a bit on the big side. Why not try the 162eldms? Barrel length?

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    What’s your bbl length and twist ?
    In 20 or 22 in bbl 284s I run 160 TMKs , 162 AMAX or 150 ELDx.
    The 22 in bbl 1:8.5 twist get me 2930-2950 fps with 162 AMAX w RL17, and 20 in bbl around 2850 fps with TMKs and north of 2900 fps with 150s

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    I run a 22inch barrel with 160tmks, getting 2870. Tried berger 168 last weekend and had a higher poi by just over an moa. Didnt chrony however as it was just an accuracy test

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    As superdiver says 180 is heavy for a .284. I run 162 EKD-X with 2213SC in mine. Does the job well.
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    I have some 180 eldms here that im planning on trying in my 22" M595 284win soon for gong shooting.

    Of course the barrel twist may not stabilise them.

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    Hi Wayno. I ran the 175gr ELDx out of mine, worked great and had very good penetration. The 175 or 180gr will hit with authority.

    I had a 27" barrel on mine and the 175s left the barrel just over 2700fps.

    If I had to do it all over again, I'd rather shoot the 162's
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    Thanks guys , i'm looking at running a 20 inch barrel ,, its just the 7mm08 barrel i took of when i built the 30.284 .I was planning on turning it a 284 I was curious to see what people where using and what worked for them. And if there was a weight that was the the best combo of performance vs barrel length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    What’s your bbl length and twist ?
    In 20 or 22 in bbl 284s I run 160 TMKs , 162 AMAX or 150 ELDx.
    The 22 in bbl 1:8.5 twist get me 2930-2950 fps with 162 AMAX w RL17, and 20 in bbl around 2850 fps with TMKs and north of 2900 fps with 150s
    How do you find the tmk on game?

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    I have a 19". Got ok speed with the 162eldms but ended up shooting better with the 150sgk. Depending on what you want to do obviously but the sgk covers 0-500 fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    How do you find the tmk on game?
    Excellent, plenty of penetration, vitals turned to mush and usually a decent exit wound. Have not used them really close up, mostly 100+ yards to long way out
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Thanks guys , i'm looking at running a 20 inch barrel ,, its just the 7mm08 barrel i took of when i built the 30.284 .I was planning on turning it a 284 I was curious to see what people where using and what worked for them. And if there was a weight that was the the best combo of performance vs barrel length.
    You'll probably only have the twist rate for 162's anyway then. I've shot a few animal with the 284 using 162 eldm closest about 40 furthest about 500. Has performed awesome at all ranges.

    Probably wouldnt try punch it through a big red shoulder up close but thats not what the primary ourpose of the rifle is.

    I'm probably going to have a play with the 150 eld x as well

    My barrel is 19inchs and I'm at 2750 with the 162's and h414/win 760

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    160gr TMK out of my one on a fallow Doe.

    Range was between 80-120y off hand.

    That exit hole is the size of my fist and some. I have normal sized hands for a 6 ft man. Just to give you a idea of scale.

    20"barrel pushing them about 2830fps.

    Have shot out to 250y and kills amazingly well no matter what it is. Albeit I have only shot fallow this year and haven't had a crack on a red yet so fingers crossed for a yearling meat animal

 

 

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