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6.5x284 vs 7mmWSM

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Unread 11-09-2008, 08:24 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 7mmWSM

I have both calibers and both will shoot 1/2 moa or less. The 7WSM has a slight energy advantage at 1000 yards. It may be easier to sell the 7WSM (if that time ever comes) since commercial ammo is easily available.

With your shoulder condition I would put a brake on either gun. Good luck with which ever you choose!
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Unread 11-09-2008, 08:40 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 7mmWSM

I like them both even though I do not have a 7WSM. For deer/antelope you can really just flip a coin, but don't make the mistake of choosing a short action if you are building a 6.5x284. This is a 3.10 cartridge. The short action is a 2.80.

I would also take a serious look at the 6.5WSM mentioned. I have a Krieger 7mm bbl in my safe. It is stainless with a 9 twist. Not sure what it will be but the 7WSM has been a consideration. Also looking at the 7mm Dakota. Knowing me, I'll likely just build another 7 Rem Mag though.

I like the 130 accubond for the 6.5
Derek M.
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