Re: 6.5-284 vs 284 vs 30-284
Is it for hunting or shooting paper???
6,5-284: you can buy lapua cases. the 284ºwill have to be winchester if you find them, or open the necks of the lapua 6,5-284.
30-284; you ´l have to open up the necks.
In my opinion I would discard the 30-284, you wont get better ballistics than in the otjher 2 because you wont be able to launch high BC at the same speeds as the 284 or the 6,5-284.
The 284 offers longer barrel life than the 6,5-284, recoil will be a little higher than in the 6,5-284 because of the difference in bullet weight but you nay have to work on the cases if you use the lapoua 6.5-284 ´s .
You can buy Berger bullets from Germany at decent prices ( as compared to EU prices)
HOrnady A´-max bullets are also a good choice. The 6,5 has a BC of .55, the 7 mm 162, .62 BC.