Originally Posted by Anvil11-87
Yea, trying to locate a rem 700 long action receiver to build on.
My 284 is build on a long action and gunsmith use 6.5x284 Norma reamer and 7mm throating reamer. With 160gr AB I'm 30 thousands off and it's long throated and OAL is 3.150".
I would make up some dummy rd with bullets you want to use and talk to your gunsmith. My 6.5x284 OAL was 3.250" set up for the 140/142gr VLD bullets.
I've got a hunt planned this coming year with the 284 got enough points for rifle bear tag and buck antelope and I should be able to get 4th season either sex elk tag. Not sure if I want archery or rifle mulie buck tag also have option on cow elk tag.
I'm going to stick with the 160gr AB for now but that could change. I used same barrel spec for my 280AI a 1/9 twist barrel @ 27 1/4" and I'm shooting R-17 in both rifles and I have both Win 284 brass and laupa 6.5x284 Norma brass necked up.
I've had pretty good luck with 284Win brass for a tight neck 6x284 and my 6.5x284 Norma had a tight neck also and I use Win beside the Laupa brass in that rifle also.
I wanted the 160gr bullets in the 3000fps range and it's pretty accurate rifle and was real easy tuning a load for it.
Well good luck