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Old 05-04-2011, 08:04 PM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

284 because is is a fat short action cartridge. You will be able to reach the lands with a VLD bullet and still fit in the magazine.

The 280 with any decent long range bullet will be too long to reach the lands and still fit in the magazine.

The 284 will also give more velocity.

It also works with your 270 bolt face.

Is your new action center or stagger feed?


Good for her. Mechanical is tough and still has good jobs around.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

Being heavily biased towards the 270 cal and the Win cartridge in particular her are my thoughts.

But first....congrats to you daughter!!!!

If your donor action has at least a 24" barrel.

Much experience can be had by tuning/bedding/trigger work/upgrade and load development.

With a good 140 grain bullet, the proper powder (RL-22 as an example, maybe 7828, who knows, velocities in excess of 3000 fps and possibly much more may be achieved.

If velocity and accuracy are there, the young lady has a very respectful muley rig.

If the thing won't shoot the experience gained will not have been wasted.

Good luck with your choice.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:23 AM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

284, 280, 280ai, or 7mm wsm all on a long action. Best brass would be in the 284 then the 280's then the 7mm wsm. Savage would make a great action to start off of and you can make it how she wants it too.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:27 PM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

thanks guys for the responces and sorry for long delay in getting back to yaull i was in west texas at ranch we hunt on helping put back togather after fires of 3 wks ago . but now onto the gun 284? will look into that idea i like it but what brand of barrel to buy we need some advise thanks JWW
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:32 PM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

btw gun i purchased for doner action is a walyworld package in 270 stagerfeed savage thanks again JWW
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

If I were you, I'd take the gun out and see how it shoots first. May surprise you. Like Roy said, if that .270 shoots it's a great muley gun as is. It's what I shoot and is great on mulies. Has plenty of horse power, even if he's out there a ways.

You likely got a 22" barrel on that gun. 24" is prefered, but I'd still shoot it first.

I load 140 SST in my .270 and it is an accurate, deadly load.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: daughter wants muledeer gun

The only thing more satisfying than loading your own ammo and building your own rifle is doing it with your kids. And with so many capable cartridges, you almost can't go wrong. So, just go for it.

Always wear hearing protection.

Use a muzzle break.

My son has fired many hundreds of rounds of 7mm RM since he was 13yo. A good brake has made that possible/enjoyable.

Have fun and be safe!
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