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Unread 04-02-2011, 08:37 PM
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284 Win

Is there anyone running this caliber? If so what do you think? I'm thinking about chambering one to run the 180gr VLDs but I only want to use a 26" barrel tops. Can I still take advantage of this caliber without running a 30" barrel
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    Unread 04-03-2011, 12:32 AM
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    Re: 284 Win

    180s are a little heavy for a 284, loaded out with a longer throat in a long action a 26" 9 twist will get you 2750-2850fps. Your best bet is that combo using 168 jlks at 3k fps. Don't hold that cartridges potential back by using a short action though, the 284 is a very efficient case when the bullet isn't robbing powder space.
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    Re: 284 Win

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    Originally Posted by Sharpshooter243 View Post
    Is there anyone running this caliber? If so what do you think? I'm thinking about chambering one to run the 180gr VLDs but I only want to use a 26" barrel tops. Can I still take advantage of this caliber without running a 30" barrel
    I would assume that your going to build on a long action. Mine 284 OAL with 160gr bullet is 3.100" on a long action and I think extra barrel length helps mine is 27" and I can get in the mid 3000fps with R-17.

    There alot of info on the forum 6br site for the 284 with 180gr bullets as those guys are using them in F-Class and they could give you some numbers as those bullets seem to like a certain velocity for LR accuracy. Good luck
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    Re: 284 Win

    I do plan on using a long action. I'll head over there and see what they have to say. Thanks
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