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6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

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6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

What are the Pros and cons of each? I'm going to be building my first long range rifle and I cant decide which one to go with. All I know is that I want a 6.5mm bullet.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    The 264 STW will do more than either. The 264 win mag next. I like my 264 gibbs next which is all you can get out of a blown out "06 case and virtually duplicates the 264 win mag. The 6.5-06 imp is close to the gibbs and a very good cartridge also. The 6.5-284 will come in behind all these in velocity. So as a long range hunting cartridge it would give you the least killing power.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    What about a 6.5 Rem Mag?
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    Anyone ever done a 6.5 off the 338 lapua case or even a 6.5-338Lapua Imp?

    I'm pretty sure I've read something about a 6.5 off one of the RUM cases but not sure if I've heard of one off a 338Lap case. I'm sure someone has done it though.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    ALLEN MAG CARTRIDGES HELP PLEASE!!!


    Scroll down to Kirby's post...a couple more to choose from. 6.5 Allen Express on a blown out Dakota case and 6.5 Allen Magnum on a blown out 338 RUM case.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

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    What are the Pros and cons of each? I'm going to be building my first long range rifle and I cant decide which one to go with. All I know is that I want a 6.5mm bullet.
    you're on a good path. The 6.5mm bullet is a great choice. Both the 6.5x284 and 264win mag can have fairly short barrel life depending on how much you shoot them. The 260Rem is a nice round. You can load it pretty fast and get a bunch more barrel life.

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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    Ya I thought I had read that Kirby had a 6.5 off the RUM case.

    I've never heard of anyone doing a 6.5 off the 338 Lapua case but I'm sure someone has.
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