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Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

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Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

I just want to know which is better for long range and why?
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    Re: Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

    Depends on what you are going to do with them. Hunting you want the 6.5 for knock down power. The 6 for target because it is moving so fast there is no need to waste the heavier bullet, but you would want to use the 115grn bullet for its high BC. If that is a factor you want to consider in your decision then go with the 6.5 because it will offer higher BC bullets.

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    Re: Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

    What's ur definition of "long range"?
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    Re: Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

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    I just want to know which is better for long range and why?
    For Big game you will need the 6.5-284 for the heavier bullet, for varmints it is very hard to beat the 6-284. It is difficult to find another round that will outperform it unless you go really big.
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    Re: Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

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    For Big game you will need the 6.5-284 for the heavier bullet, for varmints it is very hard to beat the 6-284. It is difficult to find another round that will outperform it unless you go really big.

    Not throwin ya out but I disagree with this. It depends what yardage he is talkin about here. I have a 6-284 and wouldn't hesitate to use it on deer/bear to a certain distance.
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    Not throwin ya out but I disagree with this. It depends what yardage he is talkin about here. I have a 6-284 and wouldn't hesitate to use it on deer/bear to a certain distance.
    I had to grin when I read thru the various posts. We all live in different parts of the country so I agree with EVERYBODY. When I grew up in Northern Michigan,'' long range'' was 200 yds because almost everybody hunted with a 30-30. and I would agree that a 6mm was and is a great deer rifle. I've lived in the west now for 35 years and long range might be 1000 yds or more in which case, neither would qualify!....Rich
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    Re: Difference between the 6-284 and the 6.5-284

    It would be used to hunt coyotes and smaller at ranges of up close and personal to way out between 600-1000 yards.
    for hunting it would be mainly 600 and closer and for target it would be mainly 300-1000
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