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Any info on these two I can find seem to give very similar velocity with a 140g bullet. Somewhere in the area of 2800 - 3000 fps. What am I missing? I'm trying to decide one one of these for an Encore, but like I said most info I can find put these two on par with each other. I have read that the 6.5/284 is generally more accurate simply by the design of the 284 case. I will use this primarily for whitetail and mule deer. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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As I understand it, 6.5-284 cases are readily available and this casing seems to be all the rage. It might be fun. I too have read that it's very accurate. I like the 6.5 caliber (6.5x55) and there are some wonderful bullets available for it. Good luck.
 

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The reason they appear equal, is because the case capacities are very close. The .284 case is shorter, but fatter, with a rebated rim. I question the rebated rim with the Encore's extractor. But that maybe an unfounded concern. As I don't have any personal experience with .284 case. I prefer rimmed cases myself. I'm kicking around the idea of doing a 6.5-06 AI, based on the 7x65 R case. But that has nothing to do with your ?. I don't think you could go wrong either of you choices, but I also have heard the 6.5-284 is slightly more accurate. Which could be due to the shorter powder column??. :D
 

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Funny you mention the rebated rim 284 and Encores. Mike Bellm just discussed this in his newsletter a day or so ago. He says it works just fine, maybe better than the rimless cartridges.

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rebated rim

Tony, Thanks for the headsup on the rebated rim thing. I've often thought about doing a wildcat on the 284, but wanted to see someone elses function first. On
 
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