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6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

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Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

I did the 6.5 wsm two years ago. I would recomend it to anyone looking at a 6.5. My accuracy loads were hitting over 3100 fps with the 140 grain bullets in a 26" barrel. Most anything shot very well in it. Very easy to get accuracy with it. Incredible accuracy is acheivable with a little work. It shot so well I had it for a short time and was offered quite a lot for it because it shot amazing. I keep meaning to build another to replace it but time got in the way.

But for a hot one my two 264 STW's are way fun to shoot. They are accurate also and get 3350 fps with the 140 grain and a 28" barrel. For hunting I shoot the 130 scirroco at over 3500 fps. It is a deer/antelope machine.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    What barrel did you have on your 6.5WSM? I can appreciate your STWs but they will be too much torch on the throat for my taste, I think anyway.

    I was thinking a 26" bbl for the 6.5WSM also. Ideal cal for that diameter if you ask me.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    6.5-06 Improved.....very close to 264WM velocity, with less powder and less finicky. 140 Bergers and Retumbo will get you 3050-3150 in a 26-27" barrel. A guy can use 30-06 Lapua brass if you want that type of brass, but its not needed for accuracy. Might get a couple more loadings though.

    Bota here on the forums bought my personal 6.5-06IMP and he and his family have taken 3 elk with it this year out to 540yds with the 130 Bergers at 3175. A pretty mild load for the 130's.
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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.
    both rounds tend to eat barrels at a very rapid rate
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    I ordered my 6.5 wsm from pac-nor chambered and threaded.
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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    barrel life is also not a major factor. I really don't expect to shoot more than 600 rounds through it in my life.

    Does anyone use a muzzle brake on any of these 6.5s?

    I just want the best cartridge there is. How much powder can a 6.5-284 case hold?




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    i ordered my 6.5 wsm from pac-nor chambered and threaded.
    is this for a savage?

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    Re: 6.5-284 vs. 264 Win Mag

    Yes, Pac-Nor threads many for Savage actions. I have built several off savages. Mine was on a rem 700 action I think. I do not have muzzle brakes on any of my 6.5's.

    If you just want the hottest thing out there in 6.5 look at the best long range setups on the fourth page. That is a hot 6.5 on a 26" barrel based off the STW. Like I said my 6.5 stw is the fastest one I have done. When the case gets larger you just don't gain much because it just gets to overbore. Mine has 700-800 rounds through it and it still shoots excellent. Can't get on the range and just blast away with one though, heats up way fast. He is getting 3450 fps with the stw imp and a 140 grain bullet. I can hit 3400 with mine but my accuracy load is mid 3300's. It is one of the best long range rifles I have for deer and antelope hunting. When you get a .6+ bc going 3400 fps it talks. It is way fun to shoot. The wsm will do fine for what you want to do but if you want a hot rod, man this one shoots.
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