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Old 04-09-2002, 07:11 PM
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6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

For those of you with rifles in this caliber: Long or short, and why?

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Old 04-09-2002, 08:49 PM
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

I went with a long action because I had it built with a 1-9 twist for the hevier 140-142gr bullets,These longer bullets will not fit down in the magazine in a short action.With the long action(Rem700)they will fit in the magazine and since I used it for Groundhogs I had to have a repeater for when the shooting was fast.

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Old 04-09-2002, 09:16 PM
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

Ditto, except I went with the 1 in 8 twist.
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

I built mine on a long action as well but I could have used a short action as mine is only single shot. the only thing with short action if you use the 140g and heavier pills you will need to remove the bolt to eject a live round but if you are going to use 120 grainers you will be ok with the short action.
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

I am in the proses of building a 6.5/284 on a short hart action and plan on shutting the 142 SMK the barrel is a 1 in 8.5. Its a single shot so I dont half to worry about a magazine.
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

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For single shot shooting, the short action is fine. As has been mentioned though, you will have to remove the bolt to extract a loaded round. Most 1,000 yard gund are built on the short action.
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Old 04-10-2002, 10:14 AM
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Re: 6.5-284: Long or Short Action??

Hello PrimeTime,

Really? Remove the bolt before entering 6.5-284 cartridge into the chamber if you have a short action?

I own Remington Model 788 6mm Rem cartridge, short action. I'm planning to convert it to 6.5-284 with 28" barrel someday. I just thought you just open the short bolt and insert the cartridge in by hand. Even thought it comes with the magazine but it will be a single shot. Still, do I have to remove the bolt out of the action and insert amazing accurate cartridge into the chamber? Just asking...

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