Their are several quality actions on the market today. BAT is probably the best in quality and finish but it is a little more expensive than most. I've used several Stiller actions and they seem to be a very good action for the money. Tooley's Orion action is also made by Stiller and is a good choice as well. I have a Lawton 8500 action and have built off of a few other Lawtons and not to say anything bad about them but, I'd prefer the Stiller. The model of action will depend on whether you want to build a single shot or a repeater. Any of the barrel mfg's you mentioned will work great. I'm a cut rifled fan so I'd suggest a Kreiger or Brux barrel, but have built great shooting rifles on several different barrel mfg's. I've built several quality rifles for gentleman on this site and have personally shot and worked with my own 6.5-284's for the past 10 years. I'm very familiar with the 6.5-284. Here's just a couple 6.5- .284's I've built. I'd be glad to talk to you about building your 6.5-284. My web address is www.mcrifles.com
(Montour County Rifles) or give me a call at (570) 437 - 2010.
This was my 6.5-284 woodchuck until this spring when someone bought it. I've killed over 150 woodchucks with this rifle from 300 yards to 1100 yards and I had 257 rounds through it when it was sold. It would shoot 1/2" groups at 200 yards all day, using 140g A-max bullets, 151g H4831 sc, Lapua Brass and Fed 210 primers. Sorry the picture is so small.
This is my current personal 6.5-.284 wood chuck rifle. The stock needs re-done this winter, it's a factory finished Boyds stock. I've killed about 25 chucks this season with this rifle from 300-1000 yards. Shoots 1/4" - 3/8" 5 shot groups at 100 yards using 140g A-Max bullets, 153g H4831 sc, Lapua Brass, and Fed 210 primers.
This was a customers 6.5
This is my 1000 yard paper puncher. I've shot several 4" through 6" 10 shot groups with this 6.5-.284. Shoots 142 g SMK's at 2990 fps using 53.1g H4831sc, Lapua Brass and Fed 210 primers.