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#5424142 - 11/16/14 01:51 PM 6.5x284 or 280 or 26 Nosler
NewJeep Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Boerne, Tx
Which one would you choose and why? I am torn.
Got a rifle boxed up and headed to Horizon tomorrow for a make over.
Currently a .270 that has been well used for a long time.


Edited by NewJeep (11/16/14 03:45 PM)
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#5424150 - 11/16/14 01:56 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Tough choice, do you reload any calibers now?

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#5424172 - 11/16/14 02:04 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
NewJeep Offline
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Yes I do reload.
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#5424196 - 11/16/14 02:16 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Any of it 6.5 or 7mm? Or just the 270?

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#5424261 - 11/16/14 02:47 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Have another .270 going to him to get a tune up.
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#5424271 - 11/16/14 03:00 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
flip a coin...the .280 barrel might last longer, both are fine cartridges in my opinion. As far as any HARD facts why one over the other, don't know, components should be readily available for both too.

The boys at Horizon are really getting my attention here . I may have to buy a Wally World 700 and send them a project??
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#5424302 - 11/16/14 03:12 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Is .280 AI on the radar? If I was thinking of a conversion to .280 anyway, I'd sure look at it.
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#5424306 - 11/16/14 03:15 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
NewJeep Offline
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What about the 26 Nosler? Thinking I might
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#5424326 - 11/16/14 03:27 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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short Barrel life, if it matters, I had to make that call when I had my 6.5 Weatherby built. 6.5's are all the rage now. Sometimes bullets are hard to get.
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#5424329 - 11/16/14 03:27 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Does Horizon have a .26 Nosler reamer?
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#5424350 - 11/16/14 03:35 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
NewJeep Offline
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Not sure
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#5424355 - 11/16/14 03:40 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
dee Offline
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280AI would be my choice.

While we're on the 26 Nosler topic I think a 7mm-26 Nosler sounds like a great idea. Very similar to the 7mm LRM but maybe cheaper brass.
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#5424362 - 11/16/14 03:42 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Only thing that is steering me away from .280 is I have a 7mm. Lol
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#5424372 - 11/16/14 03:46 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Loc: Brazos County Texas
I have both and I like them. Both shoot very well. Depends on what you want to do with it I guess. Derrick built the .280 that I used in Utah a few weeks ago. It flat out shoots. Shoots the 160 Accubonds very well. Derrick will make sure it is a shooter. That is the second rifle I have had him build for me and he is working on another. Great guy to work with.

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#5424375 - 11/16/14 03:47 PM Re: 6.5x284 or 280? [Re: NewJeep]
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Yeah, I'd pause right there too. But then the 6.5 x 284 wouldn't be all that different from the 7 Mag either. So how about 6mm x 284? It's a hotdog!
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