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Old 01-05-2012, 09:25 PM
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At 1000yrds I would most likely be shooting metal plates, But I would like to be able to make the 600 yard shots on whitetail, elk, mule deer.
Optio 1: One excellent rifle is far better than two good rifles. After you see the performance of the 6.5x284 with an optimum load, you won't bother with the 270 anymore. This rifle will meet your elk requirement, and surpass your deer and target requirements. My favorite rifle used for the same purposes you describe is a 6,5x284 with the same scope. You won't be disappointed. IMO
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At 1000yrds I would most likely be shooting metal plates, But I would like to be able to make the 600 yard shots on whitetail, elk, mule deer.
With Elk in the Mix you need to then look to either the 300WSM, 300WM, 300 RUM, 7Rem Mag, or my oldest favorite the 7mm STW or the 6.5x284.
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That all sounds grand but what about option #3

Buy a Savage 338 Lapua and a nikon scope and shoot the crap out of it at a mile....... ! { $1700 package +/- }

Sorry I couldn't make any decions with the first 2 either.
I didn't see a Savage 338 Lapua. There is a savage weather warrior 338 Win Mag. Is there a difference?
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I didn't see a Savage 338 Lapua. There is a savage weather warrior 338 Win Mag. Is there a difference?
Difference? About 400 FPS and a hell of a lot of recoil HA!
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Optio 1: One excellent rifle is far better than two good rifles. After you see the performance of the 6.5x284 with an optimum load, you won't bother with the 270 anymore. This rifle will meet your elk requirement, and surpass your deer and target requirements. My favorite rifle used for the same purposes you describe is a 6,5x284 with the same scope. You won't be disappointed. IMO
This was my gut feel. The 6-5-284 is a sweet shooting round. Very accurate, and I have seen it drop elk in there tracks at 900 yards. The barrel life is a concern, but say you shoot 4 boxes a year then 2000 rounds would take 25 years to reach.

If the savage 300 or 338 were just as accurate out of the box then I would go that route, but I'm not convinced they are.
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This was my gut feel. The 6-5-284 is a sweet shooting round. Very accurate, and I have seen it drop elk in there tracks at 900 yards. The barrel life is a concern, but say you shoot 4 boxes a year then 2000 rounds would take 25 years to reach.

If the savage 300 or 338 were just as accurate out of the box then I would go that route, but I'm not convinced they are.
You know if 600yds is really your absolute limit you should consider the .260 rem as well. You can load it to within about 200 FPS of the 6.5x284 with no concerns at all about barrell life.
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This was my gut feel. The 6-5-284 is a sweet shooting round. Very accurate, and I have seen it drop elk in there tracks at 900 yards. The barrel life is a concern, but say you shoot 4 boxes a year then 2000 rounds would take 25 years to reach.

If the savage 300 or 338 were just as accurate out of the box then I would go that route, but I'm not convinced they are.
If you are only going to shoot 4 boxes (80 rounds) a year. Then definatly go the 300 win in a savage. In my opinion you will never realize or need the difference in the accuracy at distance.

Plus at 4 boxes a year you probably will not need to reload for such a small amount of shooting and there is a far better selection of factory ammo at a lower price than 6.5x284. And you will find 300 win ammo at almost any store that sells ammo.

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