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6.5x284 or .300wsm??

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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6.5x284 or .300wsm??

I love to deer hunt and target practice and i need a gun that does both i know a little bit about guns and ammo, i just would like ideas and opinions. or if u have another gun in mind please feel free to tell me i would like a gun that can kill a deer at 600/700 yards and can also drive nails at 1000 yards
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:29 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

you listed 2 good calibers but there are alot of factors not metioned that imo affect the choice.
1.) do you hand load?
2.) is deer the only game you will be using for this potential rifle buy
3.) how much your wanting to spend
4.) conditions where you hunt
5.) how well you shoot a mag, i say this because i prefer not to shoot mags especially without breaks. so ive found calibers that can get out there with my handloads and if i do my part. i.e. 22-6mm ack imp 1-8" twist (i hunt in tx so we can use 224 for anything)

both are fantastic rounds i have both. i have a cdl sf in 300 wsm that shoots awesome. and i have 3 custom 6.5x284's (1 is built for hunting the rest are for the bench). one thing about the 6.5 is the sd (sectional density) and bc they are hard to beat you'd have to get a 30 cal in the 220 gr which most factory rifles are twisted to shoot to get the same from lets say a 140 gr vld in the 6.5.

may i suggest the 280 rem ack imp. 7mm are neck and neck with 6.5's look at best of the west the cal of choice is 7 mag. by the way a 7 mag you cant go wrong with. the 280 ack is one to be hard pressed to beat for accuracy and distance if loaded for and built by a good smith. just my 2 cents.

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

I can't speak for the .300wsm but my 6.5x284 is a blast. The recoil is nothing and just plain fun to shoot. It has no break and can stay on target to see impact. As far as driving nails it shoots around a moa at 500 but really shines at 900-1100! Its my deer/elk gun this fall, even may buy a bear tag just for more trigger time
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:17 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

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may i suggest the 280 rem ack imp. 7mm are neck and neck with 6.5's look at best of the west the cal of choice is 7 mag. by the way a 7 mag you cant go wrong with. the 280 ack is one to be hard pressed to beat for accuracy and distance if loaded for and built by a good smith. just my 2 cents.
+1 Right on.
And while we are here at 7mm... how about the ballistic equivalent of the 280 rem AI:
7mmSAUM. Factory cartridge, pretty good brass selection, lots of reloading data...

JM $.02
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:28 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

I have a 300 win mag and recently sold a 7wsm. Both shoot very well but I built a 6.5x284 Savage long action with a McGowen barrel.
What a blast to shoot. It is super accurate and doesnt kick. I don't even have a decent recoil pad on it. You can see bullet strikes at 1k without a brake. Plenty gun for deer and reasonable range elk cartridge.
It's just fun!
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:06 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

If you reload, the 6.5x284 is a great cartridge and will do what you want to do.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:22 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

If you don't reload Blackhills Ammo 6.5X.284 is a great alternative
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