May 9th, 2007

6.5-284 for Long Range–Good Article

An excellent article by Robert Whitley on the 6.5-284 Cartridge is now available on the Precision Shooting magazine Website. From the PS home page, click the image for April 2007 (Volume 54 No. 12). If you don’t have Javascript enabled, here is a Direct Link to Robert’s Article.

Robert Whitley 6.5-284 cartridgeRobert’s article covers chambering, bullet selection, load development, and the use of the 6.5-284 in competition. Robert explains how he has tested a variety of long-range cartridge, and he keeps coming back to the 6.5-284 because its combination of accuracy, velocity, and recoil is hard to beat: “In past years, I have had the opportunity to set up and shoot a variety of long range prone rifles. These rifles have predominantly been chambered in cartridges that were 6mm, 6.5mm and 7mm. The cartridges tried included a 6XC, a 243 Winchester, a 6.5 x 284, a straight 284 Winchester, a 7mm Remington SAUM, and more recently, a 7mm/300 WSM. While I still am partial to the 7mms, after shooting all these cartridges … I find myself liking the 6.5 x 284 more than ever. [T]he 6.5 x 284 provides a well balanced combination of all the key factors needed for long range work (accuracy, velocity and down-range bullet performance, all with moderate recoil).”

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