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6.5x284 or .300wsm??

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Unread 09-07-2011, 07:56 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

Both are great guns. If your planning on hunting larger game like elk etc in the future, I would go with the 300. Just deer and target than I would go with the 284.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 08:52 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

IMO, the 130gr - 140gr bullets in a fast twist 6.5 produce some oustanding results and I think 6.5's make for nearly the perfect deer round. Just my 2 cents.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 03:57 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

How about the plain old .284 Winchester? Look it up. I think you'll like what you see. I'd start at accurateshooter.com and look at their 7mm page. Might find some others you'll like. Another thought is the 260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmore, and 6.5x47 Lapua. Have fun agonizing over a decision! I know I did!

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Unread 09-07-2011, 04:25 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

Why not mix the two together and do a 6.5WSM???
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Unread 09-07-2011, 08:06 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

if cost is no option the the only other cal id consider is a 6.5x257 wby dont think there is a better all around cal. taken a tropy bc colored black bear that even the guide thought was a brown bear, nilgai, scimitar, gemsbok, bison, whitetail all with no problems and were dead as a door nail when i did my part. i have one and no matter what ive been offered (twice what i payed even) would i get rid of it. its flat, hard hitting as hell, and moderate recoil. if you want details on a build i can give ya info as this and my 22-6mm ai are my rifles i cant part with.

ps if ya do build this or any hot 6.5 get an 1-8 twist you wont regret it. remember faster twist is alot better than slower easier to go down then up
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

ya better get the 6.5x284 this WSM stuff will all be gone in a few yrs...

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Unread 09-08-2011, 02:03 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or .300wsm??

Originally Posted by crazyshots View Post
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

Crazyshots, hopefully this will save you alot of time,money and frustration ok.
Take out of this what you want

I have had both of the calibres you are inquiring about, "HAD" being an important word.

Reading into a you little, it seems youre in the same positions I was in a few years back.

Firstly a 6.5-284 is a great round, negative side to them is the barrel life,period!
If you want to get into a punching paper to improve your long range hunting skills,wind reading etc, and then take it out and boom flop a deer the 6.5-284 is not the round you want.
Why, by the time you get really really confident at shooting a deer at 6-700 yrds plus load devlopment, plus range work, you will almost be ready for a new barrel, been there done that.
And for a novice getting into the sport barrel life is a thing you dont want to thinnk about.

300WSM, again a neat calibre, but to get it "shootable" for long periods you will require a muzzle break, alright for a little while but IMHO it gets a little tedious going home after a days shooting dropping Asprin/paracetamol like a junkie to get rid of the "magnum hangover".
Also in a range situation some people will find them offensive "ah that bloody great cannon!!!"
Plus side though, alot of factory ammo,very easy to load for(if you want too),accurate and reasonable barrel life.

So I sold my 300WSM and rebarreled my 6.5-284, to straight 284 Win
Same brass, as 6.5, just neck it up.
Nice to shoot with out muzzle break, wicked accurate, easy to load for, good barrell life and plenty of horse power for a deer at 700 yrds.
ive taken feral goats at 1100 yrds with mine.
There is a reason it is being used so much in F-Class now.

A big must is QUALITY optics, Ive been there done it, I save up a buy Nightforce only, they plain WORK, No BS, no fudging.

In a nutshell, save yourself the anguish and buy quality, it is waaay cheaper in the long run.

Hope this helps

Regards 300WSMMAD
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