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Unread 05-04-2012, 07:05 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

Use the .338.!
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    Unread 05-04-2012, 07:15 AM
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    the 6.5 sure is fun. I shot my elk at 749 using 140 bergers, went about 30 yards.
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    Wow, this is crazy! Everytime I hear someone say the 338, I nod my head....with a little regret. Then the next post is like "go for it, no problem"....and I nod with a little smile. Obviously, the 338 is the better choice overall. I bought it for elk and moose in the first place! The 6.5 is capable under good circumstances. Wow, this is going to end up being a game time decision! Probably going to take the 6.5, but still feeling a little conflicted. Problem is that I've never really shot anything with less than a 300 mag. That "cute" little 6.5 shell makes me wonder:rolleyes
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    That "cute" little 6.5 will ballistically put it all over a 338wm. The 338wm is a joke, its good for mid range or short range bear hunting, but it doesn't have a set big enough to push the good 338 bullets of 250grns or more, damn its a necked up 7mm rem mag!
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

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    That "cute" little 6.5 will ballistically put it all over a 338wm. The 338wm is a joke, its good for mid range or short range bear hunting, but it doesn't have a set big enough to push the good 338 bullets of 250grns or more, damn its a necked up 7mm rem mag!
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

    JUST SOME FIGURES:

    6.5 x 284, 140 gr @ 2950fps, 1748 ft/# @ 300 yd.

    300Win Mag. 200 gr. @ 2960fps, 1600ft/# @ 625 yds.


    how does the 6.5 "whip up on the 338" when it comes to big bulls ?
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    Re: 6.5x284 or 338 win mag?

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    JUST SOME FIGURES:

    6.5 x 284, 140 gr @ 2950fps, 1748 ft/# @ 300 yd.

    300Win Mag. 200 gr. @ 2960fps, 1600ft/# @ 625 yds.


    how does the 6.5 "whip up on the 338" when it comes to big bulls ?
    I'm not sure what bullet you are rating, at but my 6.5x284 is equivalent T 600 yards to your 338, 600 yard energy,and out runs the 338 past that.
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