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Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

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Unread 08-22-2010, 01:58 AM
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Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Hopefully within the next few months I want to start putting together parts for my first all out custom build. I want to build a 6.5x284 with an 8 twist 26" sendero contour barrel. Probably a Lilja, Hart, Broughton, Krieger, etc.... from what Iv heard cant go wrong with any of them. One thing I cant decide on is which action, Stiller, Borden, Lawton, etc......???? Any help is appreciated and I also need to decide on which smith to put it together for me so let me know what you guys think?

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    Unread 08-22-2010, 10:15 AM
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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    IMO the Tooley Orian action has the best features especially for tghe money.
    Just do a search here for severeal detailed thread withpics, prices and contact info

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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    I dont own one, but if I had to consider a custom gun i would get a Borden action with a Chritensenarms carbon wrapped barrel and for caibers 300 mag and smaller I'd would have to consider that Mcmillan edge stock thats only 20-22 ozs. ,But yes borden action or even that Mcmillan with the controlled round feed and three position saftey.
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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    I'm a big fan of BAT actions. Their receivers are of the finest quality and craftsmanship.
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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    here's my 6.5x284 BAT Action / Hart Sendero 26" 8-twist built by Defensive Edge
    the action is as smooth as silk!!
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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    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.
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    Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

    Thanks for all the responses guys, I really appreciate it. It sure makes things a lot easier.

    The gun needs to be a repeater so Im not sure which actions that eliminates. Also I know it varies between smiths but how much would you guys estimate a smith would charge to put it all together?

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