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Unread 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM
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.284 win

What would be a better choice .284 win or the 7mm rem mag for 1000 yrd elk hunting and bench Shoting I've had a 7mm rem mag but I don't know nothing about the 284 and I'm considering it for a new build please help
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    Unread 06-11-2013, 07:53 AM
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    Re: .284 win

    The .284 is a great cartrige in rifles with long barrels. With a 30 inch barrel you can run 180 bergers at 2900 fps or more. Another benifit of the .284 is that it doesn't burn out barrels. Plus if you use a long action, the bullets can be seated out quite far and still fit in the magazine. All in all, it is a great cartridge. The only down side is that you have to form brass out of 6.5-284 brass unless you can come up with winchester brass (if this is really a downside).
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    Unread 06-11-2013, 08:46 AM
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    Re: .284 win

    So the 284 and the 7rem mag are really close as far as performance but I would have to have a 30 inch barrel
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    Unread 06-11-2013, 10:00 AM
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    Re: .284 win

    Yeah, they are similar and I don't think they would necessarily qualify as a 1,000 yard elk gun. To reach 1,000 on elk, I think you will need a 7 RUM at a minimum in a .284 caliber. You are probably better off looking at something in the .300 cal to reach 1,000 yards (300 WM, 300 RUM, etc).
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    Unread 06-11-2013, 10:19 AM
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    Re: .284 win

    What would you say the max effective range would be using the .284 win or 7rem mag
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    Unread 06-11-2013, 10:21 AM
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    Re: .284 win

    IMO 600 yards MAX for elk using a 284 win and a 26" barrel. If using a 7mm rem mag and a 26" barrel then MAYBE 800 yards. Deer to 1k easy for either.
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    Re: .284 win

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    What would be a better choice .284 win or the 7mm rem mag for 1000 yrd elk hunting and bench Shoting I've had a 7mm rem mag but I don't know nothing about the 284 and I'm considering it for a new build please help
    What about the 284 Win (as compared to the 7mm Rem Mag) is most appealing to you?

    Ballistically, the 7mm Rem Mag is superior to the 284 Win in every way (aside, possibly, from powder efficiency where the 284 Win may have an advantage).

    To get to the heart of the matter, are you most interested in:
    1) Elk @ 1,000?
    OR
    2) Paper @ 1,000?

    To "show my hand", I'm a big, huge fan of the 7mm/.284 calibers. For paper/target shooting cartridge/caliber choice becomes simply a matter of trajectory and the ability to buck or slip through wind (given good available projectile components and a precision rifle/optics).

    However, for hunting (and therefore *KILLING*) big critters like elk @ 1,000 I'm much more inclined to up the ante to fast .338 calibers for the sheer slam they can deliver.

    As the old saying goes, "There's no replacement for displacement"!!! (all else being equal of course).
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