Originally Posted by Tweek
6-284...Hmmmm...im doing some reading on this wildcat. what more can you tell me about this ?
Lapua 6.5-284 brass necked down, some do it in one step, some do it in multiple steps with bushing dies (bushings are preferable). Fed 210M primer, Ramshot Magnum Powder & the good 'ole 107SMK. As far as flat shooting goes... well, just run the numbers yourself
There is one caveat, the 6-284 is known to eat barrels (probably no more than the 240Wby or 6-06) as they are VERY similar in performance. But the 6-284 can utilize Lapua brass (so can the '06 but it is only available in 30-06). You can set your reamer for tight neck or not which will allow necking the brass & loading w/o neck turning (it's not as fun as you think
VERY, VERY accurate cartridge, when I was testing Magnum @ 100yds starting @ 54.5 grns (~3150fps) & working up to over 57.0 (use caution) in .5grn increments, I can honestly say I never saw a three shot group over 5/8". That's six (6) different loads that shot under MOA @ 100yds. That was quite a while ago & I suspect had I done my testing @ 200yds (I was lazy) it may hav been different, maybe not. I can tell you the 54.5grn load (albeit slow) did print a 3 shot group @ 500yds of right at 1.75".... I can deal with that!