here is a couple of mine. savage long action trued by jim caudill,26" sako blank from the 60's,cut rifled and hand lapped,chambered in .30-06, shoots in the .3's @300yds. other gun is a lefty rem 700 long action trued and timed,28" criterion remage barrel in .284 winchester,just got this one together and broke in.already shooting 1/4 m.o.a at 300 yds. the 06' is my baby,but the remmy is growing on me really fast.very happy with the criterion so far.
i broke it in with 168 smk's and 52.5 grns of h4350. just bought some 168 bergers . it will only get better the more i shoot it.
Awesome, how much freebore? I am going with about .270 in mine because i plan to shoot the 195 berger for fun around the 1800 yard mark, but am going to use the 162 A-Max as my primary bullet for deer and antelope out to 1k, and the 168 barnes LRX for elk out to 600 yards. It will be built off a savage LA weather warrior and a Brux 24" 1:8 twist. How much does your 284 win weigh in at?
I'm 15 "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." ~George Washington
"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE CUSTOM
the criterion is throated for 180 bergers. i'm hoping to find some 162 amaxes myself for steel. my rig as seen in the pic weighs exactly 15lbs. definetly have ur barrel made longer than 24". u won't get to take full advantage of the .284 without at least a 28" barrel.