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Old 07-08-2013, 11:19 AM
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Re: 22-284, 6mm-284, 6.5-284

There are many good "Smiths" right here on this board so finding one shouldn't be a problem especially if you are using a Remington 700 action as your donor.

I don't know who all is in your area but it's really nice if you can find someone that is close enough to drive to. I'm VERY lucky to have Defensive Edge only about 30min. from my house. Not only are they close but they build one hell of a rifle and have the fastest turn around time of anyone I've ever used. They built my 223ai and it will flat drive tacks!!!

Bull Mtn. Rifle Company in Billings Mt. built my 6-284 and it shoots great too.

Kevin Cram, Montour County Rifles, built my dad's 6-06ai and it drills holes with the 105 Hybrid Berger.

These are just a few that I've used, there are many more on this forum.

Best of luck on your build!
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Re: 22-284, 6mm-284, 6.5-284

Well I'm not gonna use the Remy or the Savage for a donor. I was thinking of going off a new stock 700 or custom action and just building it little by little from there. I'm am a savage guy but I do know they don't make a whole lot of aftermarket accessories. So im gonna go with the 700 or something like it. But I do need a long action correct? What length barrel would y'all recommend?
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Re: 22-284, 6mm-284, 6.5-284

Mine is a long action. I wouldn't go shorter than 26" on the barrel.
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Mine is a long action. I wouldn't go shorter than 26" on the barrel.

Ditto. Go long action. I might suggest a Stiller as they can be had pretty cheap & from the 2 that I have, are a pretty good action for the money.

NO shorter than 26". There is a lot of powder to burn in a relatively small bore. Run a cool burning powder like H-1000 & rock on.



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Mine is a long action. I wouldn't go shorter than 26" on the barrel.
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Ditto. Go long action. I might suggest a Stiller as they can be had pretty cheap & from the 2 that I have, are a pretty good action for the money.

NO shorter than 26". There is a lot of powder to burn in a relatively small bore. Run a cool burning powder like H-1000 & rock on.



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I agree, LA is the way to go. For the barrel, 26" minimum but 28'' would better and 30'' better yet.
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Re: 22-284, 6mm-284, 6.5-284

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Well I'm not gonna use the Remy or the Savage for a donor. I was thinking of going off a new stock 700 or custom action and just building it little by little from there. I'm am a savage guy but I do know they don't make a whole lot of aftermarket accessories. So im gonna go with the 700 or something like it. But I do need a long action correct? What length barrel would y'all recommend?
I'm having a 6x284 built on a S&W M1500 (Howa/Vanguard) and should be getting next week. 26" Broughton 5C, light varmint set in a B&C full aluminum bedded Medalist stock. Really looking forward to it!

Custom actions are of course better, but the Howa Vanguard actions have a lot of good features and need very little in modifications. The LA is about 1/4" shorter than the 700 LA but quite long enough for the 284 cartridges or even up to a Dakota.
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I'm having a 6x284 built on a S&W M1500 (Howa/Vanguard) and should be getting next week........


It's about time.......



Looking forward to the Range report.



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