280 rem vs 284 win?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by killerspoons, May 21, 2012.

  1. killerspoons

    killerspoons Well-Known Member

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    i'm thinking of buying a rifle in either calibers. what will have more velocity and a longer barrel life?
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    In terms of velocity and barrel life, they will be similar as they have similar case capacities. If I had to choose between the two, I would lean towards the 284win because you can get Lapua brass. (this from a guy that has a 280rem)

    What is your intended use? that can have a large bearing on caliber choice.