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Unread 02-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: max range 6.5 284

Originally Posted by eyeballjr View Post
I agree, if you have the option to go bigger, do it. You can't kill them too dead. I love the 6.5 bullets, but if you have more horse power, use it.
Ya, I kind of learned that the hard way, after a lot of good kills, I kept extending the range until my luck ran out......Rich
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Unread 02-16-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: max range 6.5 284

I"m a a very dedicated 6.5x 284 shooter and feel that I am proficient at long range. I choose to select one of my larger caliber rifles for elk because I have have them and prefer the improved margin of error and ability to take a shot with a less then perfect angle, should that be my only option on a good elk or comparably sized animal. If all I had was my 6.5x284, I'd use it on elk but keep my shots under 700 yards, pick my shots carefully, and feel confident. I'm probaly odd man out on this one but that's my viewpoint.

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Unread 02-16-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: max range 6.5 284

I have a 6.5-.284 and like it, but my 300 Win is the one I take for elk.
(28 elk, 21 bulls)
8 out of 10 (roughly) drop nicely but once in a while one will astound you with their will to live.
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