Originally Posted by dogbuster0006
I found a thumbhole laminated stock from boyds for $75. I'm stuck between 6-06 and the 6.5x84 or maybe the 280 I just can't decide. The 6.5x284 ammo in 140vld variety is at sportsmans in bulk right now. I'm going to shy away from the varmint area my 243 will sling a 58gr vmax at about 3900fps so its stupid flat shooting. I agree whole heartedly the 6.5 has some crazy bc for their weight.
I had a real hard time deciding on the "right caliber" in the 6.5's.
As a result I now one one .260, .264wm, and 6.5x284.
If I can find the components I may soon have a 6.5rem mag as well HA!
The 6.5 is never a bad choice and the 260 and 6.5x284 are great shooting rounds in the right rifle as well as being very economical in both the long and short terms when it comes to either loaded ammo or to load for.
I've also toyed over the years with the idea of a 6.5x300wm and 6.5 STW but I really can't justify owning either. The law of diminishing returns really kicks in at the .264wm case size when it comes to 6.5's and the 6.5x284 is very close in performance but much more economical over the life of the rifle.