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Old 04-02-2013, 06:35 PM
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ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

looking at a rifle for my wife & soon for my son. thinking of a 7mm08 or 6.5x284 but I don't know much on their ballistics. what kind of velocity & down range energy do each product? Thanks for the info on advance.
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

I think 7mm-08 is the best all-around cartridge for youth and women. I used dad's old .30-30 for years. My first bolt-action deer rifle was when I was 12. It was a Ruger 77 in 7mm-08. Still got that rifle, but for the last number of years, she spends 99.9% of her life in the safe. I have moved on to bigger and better over the last 15 years.

Anyway, I used a 7mm-08 when I was young, and it dropped numerous deer with no issues.
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

+1 on 7-08. You can load it down with good results and as recoil tolerance increases build the load up. A deer dropper for sure.
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

Another thumbs up for 7-08.. Definatly great for what you want it for.. Deer slayers And very effective on elk as well. Jesterg
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

From what I can see the 7-08 is an excellent cartridge but it is not in the same league as the 6.5-284. For example you will need to fling a 168 vld to match the 140 vld 6.5 bc. The 7-08 seems to be fine with a 140ish gr 7mm at 2750-2850. The 6.5-284 is quite capable of 2950-3000 with a much higher bc.

Now, the down fall..... the 6.5-284 is either handload or a nosler custom over the counter. The over the counter rounds here are 50.00 plus per box of 20!!!! Clearly I reload.

Another option is a .260 remington. High BC bullet and the same speed as a 7-08. Some guys are getting 6.5-284 performance from the 260 tho.

Always liked the 7-08, just depends on the max range you looking at IMO.
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

If you want low(ish) recoil, high BC, & range out of a non-magnum cartridge, the 280 Ackley Improved is a great one to look into. My next build will be one for whitetails.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: ballistics of 7mm-08 & 6.5x284

IMHO, they can be dam? near equal at 1k. Comparing bullet type against type such as the 6.5 140 Amax versus the 7mm 162 Amax driven to max potential, they're within just a few inches of wind and have nearly the same energy at 1k. The 7-08 however will always leave a bigger hole with twice the barrel life.
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