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Unread 08-10-2010, 09:43 AM
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Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

Stability and accuracy are two different things. I did not get the 142 smks, 140 bergers or 130+ grain match bullets to shoot great. 140 amax and 140 smks probably would work. However, I have found that 120 grain ballistic tips at high velocity work better, shoot flatter and are better at long range. I have a barrel from Krieger in 8,5 twist fluted, stainless that will go on this gun when worn out.
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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

    The 140gr Hornady Interlocks shoot spectacularly (1/2" or better) in my factory Ruger with the 1 in 9 twist. The 140 Nosler partitions seemed to stabilize fine but would only shoot 1.25" groups in my rifle. The only thing I've tried that wouldn't stabilize are the 140gr Barnes XLC bullets. These things are like spears and I think they no longer make 'em.
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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

    The brass and reloading might also be deciding factors.

    Depends on whether the belt concerns you and your brass availability and quality.

    I would note that with the 6.5 - .284, Lapua brass is available. And no belt to worry about one way or the other.

    Of course, for some this issue is a non issue.
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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

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    you can get a factory remington sendero in 264; in order to have a 6.5-284 you have to rebarrel a 25-06. the 264 does give more velocity. the 6.5 bullets really have sucha high bc the the higher velocity is not necessary. both rounds are great.
    Pardon my ignorance but why would you need a long action (25-06) for a short action caliber (6.5-284)?
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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

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    Pardon my ignorance but why would you need a long action (25-06) for a short action caliber (6.5-284)?
    I could be mistaken, but I beleive that some people will say to go with the long action to allow room for the longer, high BC bullets like VLD's. I could be wrong though, but that's what I was told before. Then again, I'm new to this and wouldn't know if they were lying to me
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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

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    I could be mistaken, but I beleive that some people will say to go with the long action to allow room for the longer, high BC bullets like VLD's. I could be wrong though, but that's what I was told before. Then again, I'm new to this and wouldn't know if they were lying to me
    That is the very reason people put it on a LA. The long bullets aren't seated that deep in the casing when they are loaded rounds. Because of the OAL of a loaded round, they prefer the LA to use the magazine that allows for that length. Now if it was a single round rifle, then that thought is negated. A SA would work just fine for single feed.

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    Re: 264 mag vs 6.5x284

    The 6.5/284 NORMA specs call for a longer OAL than a short action magazine can handle. They did this to allow the long bullets to be seated out further. So if you want to load the magazine with factory ammo you will need a long action.
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