That article and associated load/ballistic table is one of the reasons I want to rebarrel to one. The other caliber I am considering is the 280 AI. That would offer me another step up on the ballistic ladder. For me to shoot the VLD design in the 284, LA seems to be the only way to go. The downside to me is the cost for brass with the 280 AI. I should rephrase that; to get premium brass, the 280 is at a cost disadvantage. Natchez has RWS 280 brass, but it is over $25 for 20. Lapua 6.5-284 brass is $12 for 20. Either way I have to alter the brass, but the 284 is easier. I just have not made up my mind personally that the AI is worth the difference in start-up cost. I could just use Nosler or WW 270 brass and do just fine.
I don't even know what I am talking about anymore. The .284 is a fine round, but I cannot pick one over another just yet at least.