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6.5-284 in a sa?

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Unread 02-12-2010, 12:33 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

How about considering the 6.5-7mmSAUM.
The case is shorter and would not require you to seat the bullet as deep.
Also, it should give you performance more than the 6.5-284 and closer to the WSM case.
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    Unread 02-12-2010, 12:35 AM
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    Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

    thank you for the help, I appreciate it. I've got a lot to learn, but that's why its fun. If I was an expert already I wouldn't have much of an interest. This forum has a wealth of knowledge. I'm gonna keep studying up until I have the money.
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    Unread 02-12-2010, 12:47 AM
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    Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

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    I think its because you have to seat those high b.c. bullets out so far to get them to perform, you would have loading problems. But like I said I would be shooting barnes bullets, I didn't check to see if the lengths were that much different for the say berger or the other popular long range bullets. I know guys have done it in a short action but I am new to custom rifles so I'm not a viable source. That's why I was asking. I don't want build a gun that is designed to shoot lead bullets for the once a year hunt i do out of state. I want it to be my all-around gun that I grab to go shoot squirrels, coyotes, or deer or for trying to shoot steel at 1000 yds.
    I'm not opposed to the 6.5 wsm I just have read a lot of good things about the 6.5-284 Norma. If the wsm is only .07 shorter then maybe I could pull it off with the barned or e-tips (if they come out with a 6.5mm).

    Thanx for the input, any more would be apreciated.

    jake
    In my Finnlight 300 WSM, which is a long throated bore... if I seat 180 E-Tips to the lands they are about .14" too long to fit the mag. There is no 6.5 E-Tip yet but i'm guessing the 6.5 120 TTSX is going to be about .2" shorter than the 30 cal 180 E-Tip which leads me to believe there should be room to seat the 6.5 mono's close to the lands in a med to long throated bore in a 284 chamber and still load them in the mag. The thing to do would be to find out the legnth of the 120 TTSX's and go from there. The 180 E-Tips are 1.464" long.

    I think the 6.5 WSM would be a great cartridge but it is a wildcat and dies are gonna be more spendy. Lapua brass is available for the 6.5 284.

    I'm not an expert, but it seems to me the short action should work fine.

    -Mark
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    6.5-7mmSAUM? Ok now another one to read up on, that sounds good too being shorter, i could shoot the higher b.c. bullets at the range and shoot the non-lead to hunt with. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

    Maybe a retarded question here, but how do you plan on making the bolt face smaller to go with a .284 case?

    FWIW, I have a Browning A-bolt in .284 Win. It is the Micro Medallion with a DBM. I have gone rounds with it to find a bullet that would shoot good with the amount of jump required to still fit in the mag. I had to settle for the terribly BC deficient Speer Grand Slam.

    If yours has a DBM, check your mag length first and work backwards from there. (unless you want to shoot single shot)

    I would most definitely go with a WSM or SAUM case in a 6.5 over the .284 case with what you have to work with.

    Or you could add a muzzle brake to the .325 and put the rest of the dough you saved towards your STW........
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    Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

    I thought I could have a smith change the bolt face. I really don't know, I just thought that is what you do. Mine is DBM also. Putting a break on the .325 isn't a bad idea, it a loud idea, but not a bad idea. Then I could try out a 7 stw. There are so many options and so many factors that I haven't accounted for.
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    Re: 6.5-284 in a sa?

    The reason I suggested a Long Action for the 6.5-284 is to seat the long bullets out far enough so that you don't waste case capacity with the bullet inside the case. I had a 6.5-284 in a short action and I could load it but couldn't unload a live round, had to pull the bolt out to get it out - it is now a 6.5X47 Lapua!

    If I were you I would built it on the Savage long action, you already have the correct bolt diameter, plus you have enough room to load the 140 gr. bullets that will make the 6.5X284 a true long range gun, but Barnes doesn't make a 140, so 120 might be all you get. You might want to load a 140 gr. Berger VLD, those things rock!

    Just my $.02

    -Erik
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