Originally Posted by Driller54
Greyfox how did you go about thrusting your barrel for the vlds?
Both my rifles (savage and cooper) are commercially available rifles in 6.5x284 Norma, and came standard with a throat to accommodate the VLD bullets. This round used to be a wildcat but this is no longer the case since Norma standardized it. A lot of people, particularly competition shooters, still specify custom chambering dimensions fot this round. If you were to have a custom barrel installed on your action the most common approach would be to specify to your barrel in a 6.5-284 Norma spec chamber throated for 140VLD's and a barrel twist of 1:8. The length should be at least 26". This set-up would accommodate all the standard components listed in my previous post and still enable you to use factory ammo, or lighter bullets in Standard or VLD style. Hope this helps.