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6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

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Unread 05-03-2012, 11:31 PM
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6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

Just found out that I drew a great New Mexico elk tag. I would usually be safe and take my 338.....BUT....my gunwerks 6.5x284 just came in and I am dying to use it on something this year. Since this is my only hunt, I am in a quandary.

What do you guys think?
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    Unread 05-03-2012, 11:47 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    take the 6.5 it will handle the job
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    Unread 05-03-2012, 11:53 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    Pics of the gun (6.5)?
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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...4-build-83765/ - 6.5x284 Build Thread
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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-build-168857/ - 338 Lapua Build Thread
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    Unread 05-03-2012, 11:58 PM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    I would be tuning that 6.5.
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    Unread 05-04-2012, 12:28 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    No pics yet...10 day waiting period in Cali. I went in to sign for it. They let me check it out...then took it back!:(. Do they think I ordered a gun six months ago to "take someone out"? I think the "in the heat of the moment" passed long ago....crazy
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    Unread 05-04-2012, 01:02 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    A NM tag huh:>
    I know your itching to use that new rifle but, That good old 338 will Never let you down! and a tag like that doesn't come along very often! That 338 hits um HARD!
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    Unread 05-04-2012, 05:58 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    Use that 6.5x284.....put a 140 Berger Hunting VLD in the boiler room and that elk is down.
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