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    What BB said 6.5x284 Really good round with high BC

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    I am a big proponent of .25 caliber. I built my first .25 back in the early 60"s. It was called a .25 Neider which later became the 25-06. I have shot somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 animals with it (about 50 deer/50 antelope) and lots of feral hogs and have NEVERfelt undergunned. I also have a .257 Wby. Never used it on elk , but will use it on sheep if I can ever get drawn for a tag. As with any caliber, shot placement is the most important concern.

    I also shoot left handed and have tried almost everything out there (Win M100, M88, BAR, Rem pump) that was not a bolt action. All of them just don't seem to shoot as well....at least for me and my expectations. I started out with a normal right handed bolt when I was 12 and still shoot them 60 years later. I guess it's all in what you get used to.

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    Its almost like a disability in a way to be left handed. Its harder to find a lot of things in this world. I always had to learn to shoot with a right handed gun until I was 15, then my dad bought me a left handed .243 and I have always been in search of left rifles. Example: Browning makes a bunch of new models this year, yet they still only have 4 total left handed models. Same with savage etc. drives me nuts! As far as the calibers I own...

    .325 WSM
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    7MM Rem Mag

    the 6.5-.284 is looking like the way to go
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    The problem I have is that I'm not naturally lefthanded. I am almost blind in my right eye and have to use the left eye. Pistol shooting, I am amberdextirous and can use either hand equally. Really is an advantage in my competiton shooting with handguns.
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    I am left handed through and through. I loved it for baseball and other sports.

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    Have you looked at the Tikka T3 lites for you ss/syn criteria? Doesn't come in the 6.5x284, but does come in 270wsm, 6.5x55 & 260.

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    I guess I missed the point about just a different caliber and long range the intended purpose. I have 3 6.5x284's two are target rifles for competion and one for hunting. One of them is getting a new barrel now,the other has 980 rounds through it and don't know how much longer it will be good for and the hunting gun will probably last my lifetime. If you hand load you will not be disappointed. We have killed with one shot whitetails to 1100 yds With the 6.5 and 140 Amax bullets. What more do you need? By the way your 7 mag will do that also and the .243 will almost get there with105 Amax. Not trying to start anything just my experience. Enjoy and if you need any reload info just pm me.

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    Spark,

    thats exactly what I wanted to hear!!! I will be in touch because I love to reload and would like to get some info from you. I will send you a PM.

    thanks

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    I have owned several different caliber rifles over the years. Picked up a Remington 270 WSM a few years ago and it is my exclusive antelope/deer rifle. I think it's an awesome cartridge.

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    As mentioned above I'd go with the Tikka T3 Lite, great guns....light, guaranteed to shoot 1", tons of caliber options in left handed.

    Just picked one up myself in.270wsm

 

 

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