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Old 07-14-2013, 08:46 PM
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Please vote and describe why you chose....

.243 vs 6.5x284
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: opinions needed

What do you want to use it for? Shooting steel? Coyotes? Paper? Deer? Elk? Bigfoot? Unicorns?
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:35 PM
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6.5-284 gets my vote. More pop than .243, heavier & higher BC bullets, 1K yard hunting capabilities, and it's ballistically superior to the .243.

Don't get me wrong, .243 in a great round, but I wouldn't shoot at a deer more than 500 yards away with one. Lots of folks have shot deer out to 1K with a 6.5-284.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:49 PM
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Past 1k, steel, ground hogs, taliban hunting, elk in rockies, and whitetails in northeast.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:51 PM
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I like both cartridges but the 6.5x284 has better long range ballistics, comparable felt recoil, more killing power on game, and overall, better versatility whether for targets or hunting. iMO.
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Is it possible to rechamber my 243 to 6.5x284 ?.. I have to call my local barrel monday to find out
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:09 AM
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Is it possible to rechamber my 243 to 6.5x284 ?.. I have to call my local barrel monday to find out
It would be possible to re barrel from 243 to 6.5x284 but not re chamber, the bore diameters are different. Also, for your uses, go 6.5x284 without a doubt. Buuuuuttt may i suggest a 284 win?
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