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View Poll Results: 6mm br or 284 win
6mm br 38 73.08%
284 win 10 19.23%
Neither 4 7.69%
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:20 PM
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6mm br or 284 win

Two calibers ive been eyeballing for a while and with my new 308 build finishing up i have an extra 308 S/A that im debating using for one of the above. It will mostly be used for punching paper and steel and some short to mid range hunting.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:32 PM
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Re: 6mm br or 284 win

I have a 6 br and it will complement your .308 perfectly in your line up. $26/100 for bullets and 30 gr on powder in Lapua brass. Targets to 1000. Easily obtained accurate loads. No recoil. What's not to like?

Not to mention a great small caliber hunting rifle for deer and antelope, coyotes, wolves, prairie dogs, Rock chucks, etc

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:46 PM
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Re: 6mm br or 284 win

Neither... Go 6.5-284, or a 6.5 Grendel.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:50 PM
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Re: 6mm br or 284 win

For the purpose of mainly shooting at paper and steal it's the 6mm br of course!
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:06 PM
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Re: 6mm br or 284 win

This is a tuffy for me bc I own both, haa!. But for a paper puncher and midrange steel specifically, Id go the 6br route. Cheap to reload for, mild recoil, top end accuracy, long barrel life and idiot proof to load tune. You should routinely be shooting .30 moa or better at 100yds with a decent load all day long. Makes a nice varmint round too. The gun always brings a smile to my face. Might need some mag modifications to have it feed reliably however. Thusly mine's a single shot.

On the other hand my .284's sole purpose is to fill my desire for a high bc, good barrel life havin, LR fun gun niche. Its fire breathing overkill for shortrange paper and steel and thats why I built it for LR steel plates and other related mischief. Its also built on a stiller single action so I can seat the 162-180s with no feeding or COAL issues.

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Old 01-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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Re: 6mm br or 284 win

Im kinda leaning toward the 6br. Easy to shoot, accurate and barrel life are gonna be three requirements for this rifle, and i think it would work a little better than a 284 win in a S/A

I am really drawn to the B.C. Of 7mm bullets for some reason, and im never against having good energy down range.

I like the idea of a. 6.5-284 but i think it chews through barrels too fast for me. I like to shoot a lot.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:18 PM
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idiot proof to load tune.
I really like the sound of that!
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