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Unread 07-12-2008, 02:09 PM
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I have to build a custom rifle for school and was thinking of chambering it for 338-284. it is a winchester long action and I know why not just 338-06 but what fun is that I was planning on a 26 in. barrel cause you can always cut it shorter. But my thought was I could load the bullets out really far to utiize all the case capacity cause I could load them out to like 3.4 instead of 2.8. just curious if anyone has ny expirience with this round or what any info is appreciated.
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Unread 07-12-2008, 05:03 PM
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Not a bad idea, definately something different. You may consider opening the bolt face for a 338 WSM wich would give you better performance while remaining relitavely short. Mag feeding is less than ideal with any 40 degree shoulder cartridge I've tried. JMHO.

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Unread 07-14-2008, 08:08 AM
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Built this cal for a buddy, very good cal. Relatively fast,and accurate! If I needed a bigger cal. than 284 win I would not hesitate to build a
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Unread 07-14-2008, 12:43 PM
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from the little bit I have found on it, it seems to geerate decent velocites especially withh 200 and 225 grain bullets
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Unread 07-14-2008, 08:50 PM
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you have a long action, use it. how about a 338/300Win Mag? putting a 338 on a long action with a 284 case seems like kissing your sister. why a 26" barrel with a 284 case and 338 bore? the minimum case for a 338 bore should be a WSM. would be a better project cause you'll have to alter the bolt face and put a different extractor while you're at it.
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