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Old 09-03-2012, 08:06 AM
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

I'm voting lack of knowledge and good marketing
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

I shoot 6.5-06 because -
1. 264 Win Mag is belted - headspaces on the belt.
2. 6.5 x 284 case was originally designed for a lever action. For proper feeding a center feed must be used.
3. 6.5-06 magazine is perfected (30-06, 270, 25-06).
4. You can make good 6.5-06 brass by simply necking down Lapua 30-06 brass.
5. I get 264 Win Mag velocities from my 6.5-06.

My gunsmith talked me out of a 6.5 x 284 due to the magazine issue. I'm glad. I shoot 142 grain SMKs at 3050 fps. It's a tackdriver.
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

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2. 6.5 x 284 case was originally designed for a lever action. For proper feeding a center feed must be used.

My gunsmith talked me out of a 6.5 x 284 due to the magazine issue. I'm glad. I shoot 142 grain SMKs at 3050 fps. It's a tackdriver.
That is one of the most interesting opinions I have ever heard regarding the 6.5x284.

Has anybody experienced any feeding problems. I personally have not. Maybe I am just lucky....??
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

I have seen that listed as a negative by Smiths on this site but those comments were from a few years ago. There may now be a best known method of correcting or mitigating the risk that has proliferated.

I myself went the -06 route and as such have no personal experience with feed issues in the 284 version.
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

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That is one of the most interesting opinions I have ever heard regarding the 6.5x284.

Has anybody experienced any feeding problems. I personally have not. Maybe I am just lucky....??
I have never heard of that one either. I never had an issue with my 6.5x284's feeding either staggered or straight stacked. I can't believe the case design had anything to do with feeding. Winchester designed the 284 because they wanted to promote 30-06 length case capacity for use in their short action lever and auto loading rifles. The rim design is identical to the 30-06 case with the case body a little fatter. If anything, the overall length of the 6.5x284 loaded with VLD's could be an advantage if a donor rifle action/magazine length is on the short side and you are seating VLD's close to or in the lands with a 6.5x06.
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

Here are a couple old threads that discuss it in differing levels of detail.

6.5x284?

WTS Semi custom 6.5x284 Reduced AGAIN

And one of the sites more trusted sources discusses here:

6.5-06 vs. 6.5-284
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Re: 264 win mag vs 6.5-284/6.5-06

Looks like the one of the most trusted sources listed above is referring to the control round feed found in some Winchester actions. Now that makes sense. Still does not make any sense for a 700...
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