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6.5 x 284 LA or SA

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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:03 PM
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6.5 x 284 LA or SA

If I want to use heavy for caliber Bergers should I use a long action for a 6.5 x 284 build?
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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:59 PM
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Re: 6.5 x 284 LA or SA

All of mine are long for that reason.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: 6.5 x 284 LA or SA

Unless you are OK with a single shot rifle, I would recommend a long action. I built mine on a long action and am very happy with it. Really, a 6.5-284 is a waste of potential in a short action.

If you just have to have a short action, .260 Remington, 6.5x47 Lapua, and 6.5 Creedmore are better options.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:53 AM
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Re: 6.5 x 284 LA or SA

Take it from a guy that has one on a SA........every time I seat a bullet I wish it were a LA.
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