284 win build?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by lancloft, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. lancloft

    lancloft Member

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    I was thinking of building a 284 win for a long range rig. I am looking for suggestions for the action, i would like to have at least a 3.0 inch OAL. Should i just build it on a long action?
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Since long range is you intent, you'll need to be seating long bullets. You'll appreciate what a long action offers.
     

  3. OLI62

    OLI62 Well-Known Member

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    +1. Had mine built on a Borden Timberline long action specifically so I could shoot 168gr. Bergers.
     
  4. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I built one this year, it'a sweet caliber. Rem 700 Long action with a 28" Benchmark #4 and an HS stock. I'm loading the 168 Berger to 3.140" and getting about 2780fps with H3831sc. Good luck with your build!

    Doug
     
  5. lancloft

    lancloft Member

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    Thanks for the input 168 gr bergers are what i had in mind. I figured i could get about 2800 fps. out of them and that is obviously achievable.

    I am thinking of the weatherby vanguard for the action, since you can pick one up for $350, and manners makes a stock for them, timney makes a trigger and it has a better extractor than the rem 700. I know i could have a sako style extractor placed on a remi but this seems to more budget friendly.
     
  6. Oldfart

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    I bought a used win 70 sa in 243 and a mcgowen 284 barrel removed the magazen bloch reground the bolt stop and replaced follower with a mauser reground the AOL is 3.2 inches I have noticed the short mag winchesters have this dun so parts mabe off the shelf