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  • 6.5-284 Borden/Alpine clone XP works great in the field - 588 yards

    Dan Ekstrom and I have been looking for a shooter mule deer buck on public land.

    For this area, Tuesday was the last day.

    Borden Alpine clone XP-100 action, chambered in 6.5-284 with the 140 grain Nosler AB at 588 yards. Bullet worked great. He was slightly quartering toward us.

    Right after the shot he moved to the left about 30-40 yards, and looked like he was going down...doing the wobble/stumble thing.

    Given the fact that it was close to the end of legal shooting, and with Dan’s encouragement, I sent a 2nd one.

    We discovered it wasn’t needed upon quartering him (the drops were spot on), but we wanted to be sure.

    He will be nice and tasty.

    Thanks to Dan for helping me pack him out-Quartered him in the field. It was late thirty when I go home.

    Michael DeLoach of Nine Run Gun built this Borden Alpine clone XP and it hammers! Brux barrel, Holland brake, Dell trigger, McMillan stock, Burris XTR-III 3.3-18x50 with the SCR MOA reticle. It shoots so good it is just wrong!





  • #2
    Very nice rig! I'd need to hunt powerlines here in Alabama to get an opportunity that far away. Most of my shots are around 60 yards.

    What's the weight of the gun and is recoil significant with the 6.5-284?

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    • #3
      I'm always intrigued by the hardware you display, the distances you shoot and the cartridges you come up with.
      Good shooting!
      Good eating!

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      • #4
        Congratulations Mr. Ernie. Nice buck, your pistol is a beast!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
          Very nice rig! I'd need to hunt powerlines here in Alabama to get an opportunity that far away. Most of my shots are around 60 yards.

          What's the weight of the gun and is recoil significant with the 6.5-284?
          Not sure on weight.
          This is a lighter weight taper on this barrel than most of mine.
          With the Holland Radial Baffle brake recoil is not much at all.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
            I'm always intrigued by the hardware you display, the distances you shoot and the cartridges you come up with.
            Good shooting!
            Good eating!
            It is fun doing things with different handguns in different cartridges.
            Thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dewman View Post
              Congratulations Mr. Ernie. Nice buck, your pistol is a beast!
              Thanks!
              It is so easy to shoot!
              We would start all of you guys at 400-500 yards on steel, and it would get boring how easy it would be to hit the target.

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