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6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

 
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:10 PM
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6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

Iv been looking at these two calibers and wanted to know the pros and cons of each and how they preform and compare to eachother. Any suggestions, advice, or experience would be appreciated.

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-TJ
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:19 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

The 25 WSSM is DEAD. The 6.5x284 is the complete opposite. There's brass, data, and rifles being made everyday. It will load easier, shoot further and just plan kick the snot out of the 25 WSSM. Try to find a factory rifle or a custom builder in the 25. With that said the 6.5 is a shooter short or long range.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

Unless you are building a rifle on an ar platform the wssm's are pretty well dead as the previous poster said. The 6.5x284 has the same basic case capacity as the 6.5 06 or 270 and those are cheaper to run. I have a pair of 270's and a 25wssm myself.
My 25 wssm will do well but feeding isn't the best from a full mag and it seems to only be really accurate with rather light loads unless superformance is your powder. The I can get a 100 grain to 3300 fps and maintain moa accuracy with superformance.
My 270's are running book speeds (3100 with a 130 or 2900 with a 150) and shoot sub moa with unworked brass work and blem bullets. Put good stuff in and they are 1/2 moa rifles.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:52 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

Of all the rifles I own, my 25 wssm prints the smallest 100 and 200 yard groups.
Time after time. Browning A Bolt, factory barrel. Six pound rifle.
Dead? Maybe not... on the fringe of popular? More like it. And new brass is just a little hard to find. And perhaps all this makes me 1/4 bore kind of crazy.

Tell me something, if you're the kind of guy who appreciates the 6.5 caliber
why would you want to mess around with 1/4 bore bullets? All the best BC bullets are 6.5mm. Right?

If you want to hunt, up to deer size game, either one will work.
And the 6.5 will work farther out there.
Have you considered the 6.5 Swedish? Like the 25 wssm there is little recoil.
Unlike the 25, brass is cheap and available. Might work well for you.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:59 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

I have looked at the swede and ruled it out to the 6.5 creedmoor
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:32 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

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I have looked at the swede and ruled it out to the 6.5 creedmoor
Well there you go!

If you're a fan of the 6.5, go for the Creedmore.
The 25 cal thing will never work for you, might just as well give that up.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:12 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 vs 25 WSSM?

There are pro & cons to everything, and personally I wouldn't go with either.
For the 25wssm your biggest issue(for LR) is bullets.
Then, brass thickness, action design-->, mag feeding, ejection.
The 6.5x284 is a barrel burner and not as accurate as better suited capacities(like a 260AI(LR), or 6.5x47L or CM(MR))

You could step up to 6.5wssm & cover anything a 6.5x284 has potential for.
But you would need an early plan to do so. This is not off the shelf.
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