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

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Unread 04-01-2006, 06:57 PM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

I don't mean to be argumenitive, but some of this seems to be more in the mind than actual. I'll agree that heavier bullets will take up more space, but just how much? Many powders only use 90% or less any way. another point is that iy seems most people use 140s in the 284 anyway. If I were to build a 284 I would have it short-throated for 140/150s. If your going to use a long action, just use a 280. My $.02, capt david [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 04-01-2006, 09:02 PM
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Re: Will he 284 fit/feed in a Rem 700 Short Action?

NZVarminter, I built a .284 based on a SA 700 action. I used a longer Brownell mag box and took out action material out of the back of the magazine box area. Then, added a follower from the Rem 7 SAUM. Follower fixed all feeding and magazine problems. I have a 22.5" barrel and also use mostly 140 gr bullets. Case capacity maxes out at 140-150 range. Velocity really rolls off with heavier bullets and seating out bullets in a longer action isn't going to help much. I get around 3000 fps with a 140 depending on the bullet. 140 Nosler Accubonds go out at over 3000 fps, and 140 Barnes X go out at 2950 fps. I have a match grade chamber with a little extra room in the neck, but much tighter than SAAMI specs. I really like my 284 and think it can handle anything I want. I started out with a 7/08 and rebarreled. I'm very happy with the results. Good luck.
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