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dont know what to think.

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Unread 09-16-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: dont know what to think.

Originally Posted by Derek M. View Post
JMO but this is another thread that keeps me away from 6mm. Smallest I've got so far is a 6.5-284 and I will be using it this November in SC and KY for the 1st time. No one has to convince me the 6mm bullets kill. I know they do. They just don't do it in the fashion I prefer. The only time I've ever seen anything drop with a 6mm bullet is on those LRH videos from BOTW and the youtube video where John Burns takes some lady hunting and she dumps a cow elk at 600 or so yards with a 243.

My preference is simple. If I expect the animal to travel after I shoot it, I'm using archery. I expect it to drop and not travel at all or very little if I have a firearm. Of course it doesn't always turn out like I hope. My Colorado bear I just killed on the 4th made it about 4-5 feet after I dumped him.
I wouldn't be worried too much about .25 caliber. I've had zero issues shooting deer with my .257 Wby.
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Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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