6.5 x 284 LA or SA

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by startrek1761d, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. startrek1761d

    startrek1761d Well-Known Member

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    If I want to use heavy for caliber Bergers should I use a long action for a 6.5 x 284 build?
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    All of mine are long for that reason.
     

  3. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    Unless you are OK with a single shot rifle, I would recommend a long action. I built mine on a long action and am very happy with it. Really, a 6.5-284 is a waste of potential in a short action.

    If you just have to have a short action, .260 Remington, 6.5x47 Lapua, and 6.5 Creedmore are better options.
     
  4. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Take it from a guy that has one on a SA........every time I seat a bullet I wish it were a LA.