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6.5-284. or 25 wssm

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What is the differance besides the 264 having a belt. I've been reading about the 6.5-284 I here its tack driver I doubt ill ever shoot past 300 yrds soon. Also how does it stack up against a 25 wssm on ar platform? . I seen on savage makes a 6.5-284 but I figured I could always get a cheapo m98 have it reworked. Also is this case a 30-06 base or 308 ? . I think the 6.5-284 sounds catchy and odd so id like to have one.
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Winchester stop chambering the WSSM's a few years ago so that should say something. They have a bad reputation for not chambering rounds well at all. The Savage Model 111 Long Range Hunter is chambered in 6.5-284 Norma. There is a bit a difference in it and the standard 6.5-284 Wincheater. The Norma is a little longer case with a shorter neck and a couple of other minor differences. Cabela's has these for 799.99 and on sale sometimes for 749.99. I love this chambering and want to get a Savage myself. They have the new Accustock as well as the Accutrigger, 26 inch tube, and an adjustable muzzle break.

The only difference between a 6.5x284 and 6.5x284 Norma is the OAL. The cases are the same. The Norma was developed for 1000yd matches so the longer OAL helped with the long match bullets. If you were building a gun, you could build it on either length action. You would just have to seat the bullets a little deeper into the case to fit the short action.

Savage has added the 260 and the 6.5x284 to more guns this year. Now you can get them in lightweight hunter guns with nice walnut [like a CDL], and standard synthetic stock gun too.
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