Originally Posted by tjonh2001
alright guys i shoot a 7mm wsm for my heavy rifle. If i am going to take a long shot i would take this rifle. i am wondering about a light rifle. thats were the 6.5x284. i want to know what kind of speed you guys are actually getting out of them with a 140 grain bullet. i would also like to see i you guys would go with the 6.5x284 win or the 6.5x284 lapua. i know that the lapua will have better brass. this is going to be the gun that i take to staulk a deer or elk i want it to be a 9lb with scope. this also means that i might loose the brass when hunting. eather way a huge buck is worth the price of brass.
What ranges are you considering for your 9lb rig?
Deer/antelope class animals only?