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Unread 06-14-2013, 11:54 AM
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6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

If you had a choice what would you pick and why?
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    Unread 06-14-2013, 12:03 PM
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    Have you seen the price of the 6.5-06 brass ? I thought the Lapua stuff was expensive....

    If you make your own brass from 30-06 brass, it will be a better fit (if you can get any 30-06 of course).

    I do not have my 6.5-284 barrel yet, so I can't give you any feedback, but if Savage is selling factory rifles their popularity must be improving.
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    6.5-06 or 6.5-284 - Google Search
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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...4-build-83765/ - 6.5x284 Build Thread
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    Seeing as to how Lapua brass is awesome, and that they readily make 6.5-284 brass, I would be more inclined to go in that direction, if it were my gun, and I were heading up the 6.5 class on a standard bolt face.

    If I were going 6.5 on a Magnum, I would go with 6.5x257 Wby Imp. like Chase Curtis' new gun. That caliber really has me intrigued.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    similar to the .264 Win. Mag?


    Does Lapua make brass for the 6.5x55?
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    Lapua makes brass for 6.5x284, 30-06, and 6.5x55
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    Re: 6.5mm-06 or the 6.5x284

    Good question. I would go with head stamped Lapua 6.5x284.
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