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Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

 
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:57 PM
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Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

I'm going to rebarrel my Rem 700 243 in either 7mm08 or preferably 284 Win, but am not if the 284 fits comfortably in the short action mag or if it feeds ok without modification. Its supposed to have an OAL of 2.8, but suspect it is longer with heavey bullets.

Has anyone done this?

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Old 03-20-2006, 03:07 PM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

The 284 was originally designed to work in a short action, so it will be "OK, but, just "OK".

The SA magbox does severely limit the OAL length vs. heavy bullets. I have a custom 6.5-284 in a Remington 700 long action and it feeds well while allowing me a lot of seating length lattitude. If you have a choice, I'd suggest the LA.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:07 PM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

I'd go with the 7mm-08 which would leave your reloading options open. The 284 would require certain limitations.

If you wanted slightly more umpfff you could do a 7mm-08AI.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:48 PM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

Thanks guys, is the 7mm08 imp worth the effor with only 2.7g extra capacity? The 284 has 9.6 grains more than the 7mm08.

Why hasnt anyone doen a "short 284" so it fits properly in the short action? I would expect it would still have 6-7 grains over the 7mm08

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:24 AM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

They have done a short 284.

It is called the 7WSM and that is what I would use if stuck on 7mm and short action.

BH
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:32 AM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

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They have done a short 284.

It is called the 7WSM and that is what I would use if stuck on 7mm and short action.

BH

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You would have to open the bolt face which isn't a great idea!
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:55 AM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

I have Jarrett 7mm08 AI 140 BT 2950 to 3025 fps . It shoot amost as flat as my STW,without all the recoil. Short action.
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