ben_g wrote:It’s my aim to burn a few 6.5x284 barrrels in my time just to say I had one!!
I personally don’t find my straight 284 with 180’s any more difficult to control or slower to shoot than my 6.5x47 shooting 130’s (note I cannot seem to master free recoil so shoot them both with a hold)
Also at the shorts the 284 doesn’t seem to stuggle with high x counts. It really makes me wonder why I play with the 6.5 at all but there is just something fun about shooting the little bullets from time to tome.
I used to feel the same way about my SAUM but the novelty of toasting barrels in 1000 rounds quickly wore off and I had to find an alternative, hence the SLR.
In running costs I estimate the 6.5 would be half the cost of the SAUM.
Am planning on trialing out some 147’s to see how they sail tomorrow at 800 yds.
The plan may fail but I’m intrigued to find out.