Originally Posted by crittrgittr
So for factory loads you are still saying go with the .260 over the 6.5x284? You guys are amazing with your knowledge about firearms. We are lucky to be able to talk to you experts on these forums. Thanx again.
There's not a bad choice between the two but I'd stick with the .260.
I'll say this though the .264wm is a real pussycat when it comes to recoil compared to all of the other magnums I have ever fired. Even in my lightweight 700CDL without a brake on it I have no problem seeing my impacts from 200yds on out.
I spent a lifetime wanting a .264wm, if I'd known what I was missing and that they caliber would still be around today I'd have had one 30 years ago.
I think both the .260 rem and 6.5x284 have carved out secure nitches and will both be around 30 years from now, but with Remington behind the .260 I have more faith in it's staying power. My wife is extremely recoil sensitive and she flat loves shooting mine.