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Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

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Unread 05-28-2003, 05:12 PM
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Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

I'm on the verge of having a custom gun built for punching paper, varmits and the occassional whitetail (up to 500 yds), but I can't decide on the caliber. From what I've read, the 6.5 is superb. Yet I like the heavier bullet from the 7mm. I'd like to shoot the 6.5 with 147gr or the 7 with 162 A-max or 168 vld. What would you do and why? Thanks in advance.
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    Unread 05-28-2003, 07:20 PM
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    Zeke, If your only going out to 500, why not a 708 with 150MKs or Ballistis tips, thats only 6" lower(than 7mmWSM)at 400yds with a 200yd zero, and enough power out to 500, mine is showing some fine accuracy for a factory rifle ,albiet with a HS stock, just got my MKs yesterday, looks pretty wicked. But if your stuck on a bigger round, I like the 7mmWSM, Lilja 24" barrel, Rem. action, tuned Rem. trigger or a Jewell is really nice, HS Precision Sporter stock, very nice handling stock. That sounds just like my Rem. S/S 708, Why would I do it like that? Cuz thats my favorite rifle. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Jay.
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    Plenty of energy and better brass with less recoil would make me lean toward the 6.5
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    a 6.5/08 ( 260 REM with tighter chamber ) can do the job , good case from Lpua in 243 WIN , good bullets choice , good barrel life , low recoil and less barrel heat than a magnum
    An accurate cartridge even able to reach the 1000 meters ( 1100 yards ) with 139 gr Lapua scenar or 142 SMK .

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    Unread 05-29-2003, 12:04 PM
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    Thanx for your thoughts! I guess that's what I needed to hear!
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    .. For the 7mm a .280AI is mighty hard to beat for the heavier 7mm's.. For the 140's down the 7-08 is hard to beat.. I've had several of them and both are a nice combination of accuracy, energy, brass and bullet availability..
    .. The 6.5's are sweet and for the ranges you specified the .260 would be nice.. Maybe the 6.5/284 if you were aspiring to stretch it on out a little later.. There's a lot of fans of the old Swede's.. About the only downside I know to the 6.5's is that ya can't get the bullets just any old place..
    ..Heck man, pick one ya like the looks of and go shootin'.. d:^) JiNC
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    Unread 05-29-2003, 12:57 PM
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    Re: Heads or Tails--6.5/284 or 7mm WSM?

    ANYTHING with a 6.5! 260 Rem, 6.5-06,
    6.5-06 AI, 6.5-284 (excellent), 6.5 Gibbs (my favorite). As mentioned the 280 AI is an awesome hunting and long range rifle.
    I can't wait till it is my turn for such a dilemma again.
    Dave in Idaho
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