284 brass questions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gray R, May 7, 2014.

  1. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. I'm thinking of doing a 284 win for my next build but with brass availability what it is I understand I'd have to form it. I don't think I'd mind forming it I just don't know what I'd be getting myself into. I basically taught myself how to reload so this site has become my favorite learning tool so please tell me what I'd need to purchase and the process before I pull the trigger. Thanks in advance
     
  2. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Not much needed to neck up 6.5x284 brass, it's a simple as running it through a regular .284 sizing die with next expander..........I have a light weight 284 Win and love the caliber. Everyonce in a while you can get Winchester brass and it doesn't take much for a hunting gun.
     

  3. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm pretty intrigued by it. I also am
    A fan of 280 Remingtons and I can buy brass for that one which is why I'm torn. I shouldn't try and kid myself im gonna wind up with both eventually
     
  4. Long poker

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    I am a .284 Nut. I recently bought a box of Nosler custom brass in 6.5x284. I have a lot of Winchester brass but I have to weigh every case it varies from 193gr. to 213gr. I sort them and adj. loads accordingly. I have two rifles custom made . One has a long barrel 27 1/4'' and the other has a 25''. The Nosler brass average 197gr.
    I use the 168 Berger VLD in the long barrel and a Nosler 140 Bal. Tip. in the short barrel. The reamer I had used is a .284 Win. GAP Match chamber. I seat the 168 out to 3.120'' and use Reloder 17 in both rifles.gun)
     
  5. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Simple to make just like already posted. Buy 6.7X284 and simply resize with the 284 die and your done. I'm shooting lapua 6.5X284 through my 284 win.
     
  6. Long poker

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    A couple of years ago I bought a box of Lapua brass and was not impressed. It needed prepping. I think for the price they want for it. It should be fully prepped.gun)
     
  7. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    I'm by no means an expert but I just bought a box of lapua 308 brass and I thought it was almost too pretty shoot haha I don't have much experience in this game but it looked good to me.
     
  8. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite deer & bear gun the last few years has been my Micro-Medallion in 284 Winchester. It's great to reload for too. I laid up a supply of Winchester brass back when it wasn't hard to find. If you do get one I would just form a working supply from wherever as you keep looking for 284 stamped brass.

    As much as I like my 284, truth be known, the 7mm-08 isn't far behind in performance. The ballistics are close enough to hardly matter with differences. I have a 7mm-08 too, but I like my 284.
     
  9. Gray R

    Gray R Well-Known Member

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    What's your bullet of choice? I ask
    Because I just traded into a 7 mag and it's lookin like it's gonna be what I use for my first try at elk when I move to CO. I was going to use my 308 win and 190 Bergers but the 7 mag and 168 Bergers is tempting and now I'm torn
     
  10. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    I try not to get to deep in the weeds when it comes to bullet particulars. I have used the 30 cal partition for bear hunting and 6mm partition for deer hunting. Usually with the 7mm on up I just used whatever shoots good, usually a Sierra or Hornady offering. It's bullet placement that matters most.

    When one gets to a smaller round for the job at hand, premium bullets provide extra insurance. With my 284 I usually load 140 grn bullets, then some 120 grain.
     
  11. Long poker

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    Well guys , I have killed several nice big Mule deer and one Antelope and a bunch of coyotes with the .284 Win. To know it is to like it.
    Recently I had a Savage long savage re barreled with a SHILEN S/S 8 TWIST AND A BRAKE . I HAD IT MADE FOR LONG RANGE SHOOTING WITH THE 175 SIERRA MATCH KING SEATED OUT TO A O.A.L. OF 3.100.I TRIED THE NEW Berger 180 VLD AND THE 168 VLD. They all shot very good but I choose the 168 Berger. I get 2950 from a 27 1/4'' barrel. Long range accuracy has been outstanding. I am taking the this combination Antelope hunting this fall.
    My other .284 is a model 70 win. and has a Shilen 25'' barrel with a one in 9 twist. I am still working up loads for this one using 140,150,160 Nosler B.t. and Accubonds.gun)
     
  12. wilddog

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    When using 6.5 284 Lapua brass , and probably other brass necked up , remember to remove the dounuts formed in the neck on expanding the 6.5 neck or you will need about a 200 thou throat to avoid seating the rear of a 180 projectile on the doughnut which will not help accuracy at all

    Cheers