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Old 11-20-2005, 06:52 PM
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Anybody using the .284win

Thinking of rebarreling a gun to .284 win. I was wondering
if anybody was using it.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:03 PM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

.284 Win

That article and associated load/ballistic table is one of the reasons I want to rebarrel to one. The other caliber I am considering is the 280 AI. That would offer me another step up on the ballistic ladder. For me to shoot the VLD design in the 284, LA seems to be the only way to go. The downside to me is the cost for brass with the 280 AI. I should rephrase that; to get premium brass, the 280 is at a cost disadvantage. Natchez has RWS 280 brass, but it is over $25 for 20. Lapua 6.5-284 brass is $12 for 20. Either way I have to alter the brass, but the 284 is easier. I just have not made up my mind personally that the AI is worth the difference in start-up cost. I could just use Nosler or WW 270 brass and do just fine.

I don't even know what I am talking about anymore. The .284 is a fine round, but I cannot pick one over another just yet at least.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:17 PM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

I have a custom 284 and really like it. The short action allows a really light rifle if you want. If you go with a long action, you might as well go with the 280AI. Using a short action (modified with a longer box magazine to allow 2.950 OAL) gives you all the velocity that the 284 has to offer. Using a long action is not justified with the 284. You can get a 140 gr bullet(best weight for the case capacity) around 3,000 fps+. Accuracy is excellent with a good barrel. Don't go too light with your barrel, as it will really effect your accuracy. Better to lose weight in your action, stock, etc with a little heavier barrel if you plan on a lightweight rifle. Good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:40 PM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

With the 2.950" OAL rounds, can you eject them from a SA? I agree with what you said about the LA, and that is my concern because I don't really need to push 162s at 3k for East TX deer. The 140s at 3k would be kryptonite enough.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:15 AM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

I'm using a short action 700 set in a PSS stock. It is
a single shot right now. How Do I modify the magazine if
I decide to go that route.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:11 AM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

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I'm using a short action 700 set in a PSS stock. It is
a single shot right now. How Do I modify the magazine if
I decide to go that route.
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Brownell's sell a Wyatt's extended magazine box for the Rem short action I'm having one installed in my rifle to handle the 284 case.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:58 PM
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Re: Anybody using the .284win

With the Wyatt's extended mag box from Brownell, you can eject rounds without modification to the ejection port. You do need to modify the bottom of the action to accept the longer box. I had mine lengthened towards the trigger group so that the front of the box was in the same location in the action. This eliminated the third bedding screw from the SA Remington receiver, but who needs three? My stock is a blind box so I cut off a screw head and epoxied it into the front of the trigger guard. Works great. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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