Re: short to long range hunting
The 6/284 is a fine cartridge and will work in your action to the yardage you intend on shooting to.
You might want to look at the 6.5/284. It is a better round because the heavier bullet selections such as the 140 to 142 gr which have a higher BC then the 6mms do.
I have both and like the 6.5/284 better.
later and good luck