Re: First long range Rifle
You could find an older or used Remington 700 .270 Win or .30-06 and have it trued & rebarreled and chambered to 6.5-284 and put a B&C Medalist on it, you should be around $1,250 or so in a custom rifle...Which, IMO beats any off-the-shelf gun, for just a little bit more money.
I have been told the long action is better for the 6.5-284 because you can seat the longer high-BC bullets closer to the lands and still be able to use the gun as a repeater for hunting, whereas the short-a tion you will have to shorten the COL of the loaded round to load them into the magazine, which can hinder you from being able to take full advantage of accuracy and adjustability and seating depth of the long bullets.
Just simply my opinion.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.