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Old 06-24-2012, 10:10 PM
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So Im thinking about building another rifle on a 700 long action. Im debating between a 6.5-284 or 25-06AI, anybody got opinions on either? The gun will be a long range rig, for deer hunting, paper punching, and long range varmit control. Im really leaning toward the 25-06 ACK. IMP.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 AM
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There's a much better selection of 6.5 bullets vs those available for .257.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:59 PM
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There's a much better selection of 6.5 bullets vs those available for .257.
Sad but true
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:32 PM
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With those two choices being so close ballistically speaking, the bullet selection and for that matter die selection will likely weigh the objective choice to the 6.5x284
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:28 PM
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So Im thinking about building another rifle on a 700 long action. Im debating between a 6.5-284 or 25-06AI, anybody got opinions on either? The gun will be a long range rig, for deer hunting, paper punching, and long range varmit control. Im really leaning toward the 25-06 ACK. IMP.
I would also consider a 280 AI.

The 7mm has the best selection of bullets and recoil is not an issue with the 280.

In these parts it is the favorite F Class cartrige at 600 and 1000 yards.

It can be loaded with 90 grain bullets to 190 grain bullets, Giving it an impressive
all round use.

It is very capable of clean one shot Elk kills with 160+ grain bullets and with the lighter bullets
it makes a great deer cartrige.

For targets the 150, 160 and 168 grain bullets are very accurate.

Just another option

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:32 AM
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I would go for the 6.5x284, Brass, bullets, and well proven load recipes are readily available. Ballistics are superb, and accuracy well proven in all competitive circles. Recoil is light and it is perfect for deer out to 1000 yards. You will only need one bullet for all your work, 140 VLD.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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Thanks guys Im building this rifle for myself now but when she gets old enough it will become my little girls rifle. I already own a 280AI and love that gun, but I shot a 25-06 and was really impressed with the accuracy and light recoil of the rifle. I really do like the looks of the 6.5-284 so I havent made up my mind for sure.
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