I have owned both and my scientific evaluation is that the 270 wsm kicks "a lot more." However, the wsm is still not unmanageable. I have shot 20-30 shots in one sitting with the 6.5-284, but I wouldn't want to do that with my wsm.How would the 6.5x284 compare to the 270 wsm in recoil?
Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1
Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen
The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz