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Old 06-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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Re: .284 win

Well I'm intrested in both I mainly shoot paper @ 500-700 yrds the mag was good but to much recoil to shoot all day that's what sparked the intrest in the .284 win I guess what I'm looking for is a rifle I can do both paper and hunt with but mainly I shoot paper but I did love the mag and recoil wasn't bad for hunting just not for shooting all day 50-100 rounds and the win seems really close to the mag but with less recoil my other question is will the 284 dowhat the 7 rem mag will do in real world environment ????
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: .284 win

If recoil is your issue, build a .300 of some sort and put a break on it. You will have a long range rig for target shooting and two options when hunting, one for very long range and one for mid/short range. Either that or get something smaller than a .284 and use that for paper and use the 7 mag for hunting, just with a limit of less than what you are looking for. I don't think you are going to see a real difference in the .284 vs the 7 mag in recoil.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:22 AM
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Re: .284 win

Personally I love the .284 and I would have no issue taking one for 1000 yard elk hunt.
Put a 30" Heavy varmint barrel on it use a 162 Amax and with the right combination of powder primer etc you can get it up to 3200fps. That will do the job all day IMHO.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:05 PM
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Re: .284 win

Well at that speed, it is possible for sure. That is over 300fps over the book max though, but I am sure the 30" tube helps.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:16 PM
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Re: .284 win

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Well at that speed, it is possible for sure. That is over 300fps over the book max though, but I am sure the 30" tube helps.
also gotta remember with the 284 that if you have .188 freebore set up for the 180bergers like the bench guys you can run the 162's way out before they touch the lands letting you add way more powder without the pressure. My last .284 (I am building another one this winder) I was running the 180 berger hybrids @ 3033FPS with no sticky bolt and no blown primers.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:21 PM
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also gotta remember with the 284 that if you have .188 freebore set up for the 180bergers like the bench guys you can run the 162's way out before they touch the lands letting you add way more powder without the pressure. My last .284 (I am building another one this winder) I was running the 180 berger hybrids @ 3033FPS with no sticky bolt and no blown primers.
Dang, that is a pretty solid load. Could do some damage with that one!
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:01 AM
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Re: .284 win

Hell, I wouldn't hesitate to use that 7 mag for 1K yard elk. I'm getting 2980 FPS with 180 gr Berger hunting VLD's from a 28" barrel. My rifle was built for long range marmots, so it is a bit heavier than I want to pack around hunting elk. If I were building a 1K yard elk rifle I intended to actually move around and hunt with, it would be a custom Sendero type rifle set up for this bullet.
Can't comment on the .284 - no experience with one.
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