Re: 284 Winchester?
My first good rifle was built for me by my dad and a friend of his. It was a 284 built on a Remington 788 action. They extended the magazine opening and hand built a longer clip, I think they also extneded the bolt stop. I could shoot the 162 gr. Hornadys with the bullets seated level with the neck and load them into the clip. However, my favorite load for this rifle used the 140 gr. Sierra's. I killed many hundred hogs, deer, wild goats, hawks, coyotes etc. with this rifle. I also shot it in NBRSA Hunter Rifle competition for a while. I think my dad was a little ahead of his time, he built this rifle in 1974. He often said that if their was a good bc 6.5 bullet around this cartridge would really shine. I currently have a 6.5/284, and am building my 11year old son a 260 Remington A/I. Too bad the old man has dimentia or I could explain this stuff to him.