Re: Looking to fill a gap
Good Morning leica264:
I have checked on the 6.5-284 and found that it is quite popular for good reason. It was also suggested that I take a look at the .260 and 6.5 Creedmoor for my Grand Kids, however I have always had a soft spot for the .264 but never owned one.
I have always chosen rifles for by velocity and range of grain loadings. Right now I can range from 77 grain .223 up to 22 grain .300 Win Mag and most everything in between and also get the 3000 fps. Although I haven't shot anything breathing since '69, I always tried to buy dual-purpose rifles, just in case I eventually make that trip to Wyoming for elk. Now, it's time for me to center on "The Kids" (ages 11-22) and get something that won't beat them up too bad (the reason for the .223 and .243). Looking at the 6.5mm's I would overlap a little with the 7mm Mag (140's) and 25-06 (117-120's), but the Creedmoor or .260 may not beat them up so bad and still be fun to shoot.
What would be your opinion on the 6.5-284 for kids in my range group? I may still get the .264 for myself.......At this point, it's more of a want than need, but if you can't get something wanted, why work for so long. Beside, an Old Chief use to tell me....."If you find yourself in a fair fight.....Your tactics are all wrong". It's always good to have other choices.