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Old 02-09-2012, 07:18 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

C.O. Shooter, any particular reason that you're looking at the Huskemaw over the Vortex PST? Was one better than the other or was it just customer service? Just wondering what the differences might be.
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I guess it was the matter of simplistics! I know it was a few dollars more, however, in all the categories I was comparing them to, the Huskemaw won. I guess to start was the overall size. The weight was equal at 23 oz's, but the Vortex was wider with the long windage turret. The Vortex had a OAL of 15.5" compared to the Huskemaw at 13.6". The Huskemaw seemed more compact but with long range capabilities. I did not like how busy the Vortex reticle appeared (EBR-1 MOA Reticle). The Huskemaw had an 8 MOA reticle for wind. Overall the the Huskemaw had a nicer finish and the glass was clearer than the Vortex. I guess it all comes down to a matter of preference also. Both scopes have custom turrets available. The Huskemaw had 1/3 MOA adjustments to the Vortex 1/4 MOA adjustments. The Huskemaw comes with two turrets. A black turret to obtain your data and a blue one to send in with your data to have laser etched. Also both scopes have zero stop capabilities.

I would not discourage anyone from buying a Vortex scope they are really nice, however, after comparing the two the Huskemaw is what I want.
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Does anyone feel it is necessary to put a brake on a 6.5x284? Pros and cons?
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Does anyone feel it is necessary to put a brake on a 6.5x284? Pros and cons?
Necessary = no

Nice to have, fun to shoot = absolutely
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Would it come with a significant loss of FPS?
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Would it come with a significant loss of FPS?
Not that I'm aware of

Not likely any more than the variability in MV that occurs from changing shooters with different body weight, shoulder density, holding styles
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Of course it needs a brake. I put brakes on everything . The less recoil the better.
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