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284 brass questions

 
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:33 PM
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Re: 284 brass questions

My favorite deer & bear gun the last few years has been my Micro-Medallion in 284 Winchester. It's great to reload for too. I laid up a supply of Winchester brass back when it wasn't hard to find. If you do get one I would just form a working supply from wherever as you keep looking for 284 stamped brass.

As much as I like my 284, truth be known, the 7mm-08 isn't far behind in performance. The ballistics are close enough to hardly matter with differences. I have a 7mm-08 too, but I like my 284.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:47 PM
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Re: 284 brass questions

What's your bullet of choice? I ask
Because I just traded into a 7 mag and it's lookin like it's gonna be what I use for my first try at elk when I move to CO. I was going to use my 308 win and 190 Bergers but the 7 mag and 168 Bergers is tempting and now I'm torn
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:07 AM
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Re: 284 brass questions

I try not to get to deep in the weeds when it comes to bullet particulars. I have used the 30 cal partition for bear hunting and 6mm partition for deer hunting. Usually with the 7mm on up I just used whatever shoots good, usually a Sierra or Hornady offering. It's bullet placement that matters most.

When one gets to a smaller round for the job at hand, premium bullets provide extra insurance. With my 284 I usually load 140 grn bullets, then some 120 grain.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:46 PM
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Re: 284 brass questions

Well guys , I have killed several nice big Mule deer and one Antelope and a bunch of coyotes with the .284 Win. To know it is to like it.
Recently I had a Savage long savage re barreled with a SHILEN S/S 8 TWIST AND A BRAKE . I HAD IT MADE FOR LONG RANGE SHOOTING WITH THE 175 SIERRA MATCH KING SEATED OUT TO A O.A.L. OF 3.100.I TRIED THE NEW Berger 180 VLD AND THE 168 VLD. They all shot very good but I choose the 168 Berger. I get 2950 from a 27 1/4'' barrel. Long range accuracy has been outstanding. I am taking the this combination Antelope hunting this fall.
My other .284 is a model 70 win. and has a Shilen 25'' barrel with a one in 9 twist. I am still working up loads for this one using 140,150,160 Nosler B.t. and Accubonds.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:22 PM
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Re: 284 brass questions

When using 6.5 284 Lapua brass , and probably other brass necked up , remember to remove the dounuts formed in the neck on expanding the 6.5 neck or you will need about a 200 thou throat to avoid seating the rear of a 180 projectile on the doughnut which will not help accuracy at all

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