Re: 6.5x.284 or .260AI
hello. The 6.5-284 is the better of the two. I have a 6.5-284 and it works nice. As for projectile weight the 140's are better than the 120's. I have used both and for long range the heavier one's group better at longer ranges ....over 600 yards under that the 120's will be just as good for targets but I have never shot game with the light one's so I dont know how they stand up.Now for the action if you do a 6.5-284 on the short action it will only be able to be a single shot if you want to use the 140's or heavier and get the full potential out of the case. The actual action length is too short for the round (with the 140grain projetile seated out but will feed and function properly with them seated to the correct length for that action).Seating the 140's to the correct length for a short action will work and still (by my calculations) do better than the .260imp.But you will need to reduce the loads to compensate for less case capasity.
I hope this helps you.
[ 04-16-2002: Message edited by: 10X ]
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