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Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

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

One other question, how much more velocity could I get out the 6.5x284 if I had a slightly longer barrel? Like say 27 or 28in? Would it be worth it?

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

From my experience with both a 27" barrel and a 30" barrel velocities weren't all that different. You'll see anywhere around 2950 - 3050 fps with a 140g bullet.

As for the action I'd recommend the Stiller Predator long action with standard mag box or a short action with a wyatts mag box cut out.

Price wise if you bought every part yourself and had the smith put everything together here's a ball park of what I would charge.

Thread, Chamber min. headspace, Fit, Crown, 320 grit finish, Engrave $200
Pillar Bed a fully inletted stock $175
Muzzle Brake if wanted $175 - $200
Odds and ends such as installing trigger, mag box, scope mounts ect. $50

Talk with who's going to be doing the build and tell them what you will be supplying yourself and what you'd like done. I normally give a very close estimate before starting any project, this way the customer isn't surprised at the end when he sees his invoice.
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Kevin, will the Wyatts mag box increase the usable OAL of the round very much over say a standard Rem. BDL mag box????
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

The wyatts extended mag box is .110" longer than a standard mag box.
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

I had the same type of project in mind and I had decided to go with a Surgeon Standard (long) repeater action. I like the fact that it has an integral recoil lug, a 20 MOA picatinny rail already machined in place, a longer bearing surface for the barrel shank and will take most Remington-compatible aftermarket items, such as firing pins, triggers, etc.

The barrel would be a Pac-Nor 26", 6.5 mm dia, 1 turn in 8" twist, 0.700" muzzle diameter, with either 3-groove or polygonal rifling.

Since this rifle would be for long range hunting, the stock will be the Mcmillan General Purpose (M-40) model with the higher comb. Trigger woul be a Jewell.

Then I woke up from my daydream and realized I already have a similar set-up, except the action is a trued Winchester Model 70 in .25-06 Ackley which shoots better than I can, so I'll just order the Pac-Nor barrel and save myself a bundle, when the current barrel goes.

Check out the Surgeon actions!
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