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Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

284 set up right is hard to beat, but better on a long action. If all your doing is range work, I'd go with the 7-08 or 260, but I prefer the 7-08. I recommend this as the cost per shot is lower and the 7-08 will give you good barrel life...almost as good as the 308, especially if you don't hot-rod it.

If your the type that has something in their head telling them a 168gr bullet going 2500fps is too slow then I'd recommend a 7saum. It actually has a lot going for it in design and efficiency. It's only challenge is whether it will survive or not. This website is very helpful when considering the 7mm options IMO: 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com

BTW, I went with the 7-08.

Let us know what you decided.
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    284 set up right is hard to beat, but better on a long action. If all your doing is range work, I'd go with the 7-08 or 260, but I prefer the 7-08. I recommend this as the cost per shot is lower and the 7-08 will give you good barrel life...almost as good as the 308, especially if you don't hot-rod it.

    If your the type that has something in their head telling them a 168gr bullet going 2500fps is too slow then I'd recommend a 7saum. It actually has a lot going for it in design and efficiency. It's only challenge is whether it will survive or not. This website is very helpful when considering the 7mm options IMO: 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com

    BTW, I went with the 7-08.

    Let us know what you decided.
    How I see it is for open class the 284 is everything I want and in the f/tr class you can only shoot 223 & 308. So I'm not really considering any other calibers. As for now my mind is made up on these two rounds.

    I'm not worried about the SA on the 284 as I'll be using it as a single shot.
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    How I see it is for open class the 284 is everything I want and in the f/tr class you can only shoot 223 & 308. So I'm not really considering any other calibers. As for now my mind is made up on these two rounds.

    I'm not worried about the SA on the 284 as I'll be using it as a single shot.
    If you don't care about the .284 on the SA then that is the only way to go!
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    284 set up right is hard to beat, but better on a long action. If all your doing is range work, I'd go with the 7-08 or 260, but I prefer the 7-08. I recommend this as the cost per shot is lower and the 7-08 will give you good barrel life...almost as good as the 308, especially if you don't hot-rod it.

    If your the type that has something in their head telling them a 168gr bullet going 2500fps is too slow then I'd recommend a 7saum. It actually has a lot going for it in design and efficiency. It's only challenge is whether it will survive or not. This website is very helpful when considering the 7mm options IMO: 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com

    BTW, I went with the 7-08.

    Let us know what you decided.
    I send Berger 210's out of my .308 Win @ 2,400 fps...Then again the 24" 5R 11.25" twist barrel really gives it an edge for the heavies. You should see my 168 (2,775) & 175 (2,612) loads... They hit HARD, especially that 210 VLD load.

    Technology has come a long way over the years. The wimpy little .308 is back to being a very effective, and efficient machine...It's almost like a rebirth of a legend.

    If I wear out the barrel on my .308, the next one to go back on it will be a 26" barrel with the same 5R 11.25" twist. That extra 2" will be nice to add for velocity.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

    Sorry miss what class you were intending to shoot. I'd say you're right on track if you don't mind shooting it single shot.
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    I send Berger 210's out of my .308 Win @ 2,400 fps...Then again the 24" 5R 11.25" twist barrel really gives it an edge for the heavies. You should see my 168 (2,775) & 175 (2,612) loads... They hit HARD, especially that 210 VLD load.

    Technology has come a long way over the years. The wimpy little .308 is back to being a very effective, and efficient machine...It's almost like a rebirth of a legend.

    If I wear out the barrel on my .308, the next one to go back on it will be a 26" barrel with the same 5R 11.25" twist. That extra 2" will be nice to add for velocity.
    I was def going w/ the 5r but 1:10. Those 210's would be about as heavy as I want to go and how well are you shooting them at 1k?
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    I was def going w/ the 5r but 1:10. Those 210's would be about as heavy as I want to go and how well are you shooting them at 1k?
    I haven't had a chance to get out to my 1K spot this year, since developing the load...Main reason is we don't have an actual 1K range around here, so I have to go to my buddy's land where we mark it off and shoot. Hopefully sooner or later, but with gun season coming on as quickly as it is here, and bow season already in full-swing, I doubt it will be before mid-late February or March that I can get out there... When I do, I will definitely post up my results.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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