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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by IdahoHunter208, Jul 17, 2019.
You get 2 votes. Make em good.
It’s about bullets. My choice would change if I couldn’t choose a barrel to support my choice in bullets.
Movement in the bullet market makes the 6.5 more interesting to me.
Depends what long range is to you. Any on that list are capable long range deer rounds. Some of them just get out there further than others.
I picked 6.5 X 284 N. because I have one. It shoots 140 Gr. bullets really well.
And I think it will hang with all the others on the list.It has a 28" 8 twist barrel.
That is the main reason I have been looking at the .264. the bullets make it interesting
Surprised not to see more 6.5 PRC or 26 Nosler votes
I just built a 6.5x284 Norma. If it wasn’t for the barrel life I’d say it could/would be one of the best all around cartridges ever made. Personal opinion of course.
How do you want to define "long range deer" in the context of this survey?
I would say 700-900 yards. Further if you’re extremely well practiced and conditions are right.
I choose the SAUM and 264 WM because they have enough power without eating barrels for breakfast. They wait till lunch. The CM and 6x47 are too under powered for my taste.
Wonder why not the WSM? Poor brass?
Out to how far we talking?
Too 6-700 6.5CM to about 1200 the saum
My first thought when I saw the title of the post was 6.5-06 AI, but not an option, so went with the 6.5 PRC for the velocity/power farther out. The 6.5-284 Norma appeals to me, too, as it almost seems to have a 'cult following.' Must be something special about it. The sentimental part of me wanted to pick the .264 Win Mag just because I like the classics. I also appreciate the .260 Rem as I'm a fan of anything based off the .308 Win case. So many great choices.
If it was only out to 700 yds I’d pick the 6.5x47. Mine holds just over 1000 ft-lbs at 700 yds with a 130 Berger hunting. Seems the 6.5X47 doesn’t have a very large following for hunters. I personally have two of them.