Originally Posted by Sharpshooter243
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