6.5x284 compared to the 7mm rem mag

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Lonestar, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Lonestar

    Lonestar Active Member

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    How dose the 6.5x284 compare to the 7mm mag I've got a 7 mag would I gain any thing or would I lose out by switching to the 6.5x284 I don't know much about the 6.5 x284 and I was hopping that some of you guys could help me I will mainly be hunting with this rifle at ranges from 100 to 600 yrds and anything from bobcat to elk
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 7mm Rem Mags and one 6.5-284 Norma. I like both. Since you mention elk, stick with the 7. Both are barrel burners but the 6.5 is worse.
     

  3. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    You will def loose going to the 6.5X284 140 Berger about 3000 fps vs
    7mm rem mag at 3000fps 168 gr Berger