I have one of the early steel reciever straight grip BLR's that is chambered in 7mm-08. The barrel is shot out. I have a 'smith to rebarrel it. My question is would the this model be able to be chambered in the 6.5x284? We only have .014 on either side of the case for clearance thru the ejection port. This model was chambered in the .284 from factory but I'm not sure of the ejection port dimensions. Would anyone have that info as to any ejection or feeding problems? Or should I stick with the 7mm-08. Just thinking outside the box on the possibility of a 'longer range lever'. I usually only hunt deep in the woods w/this rifle but have had a fair amount of field shots hunting the edges. Thanks for your thoughts/comments in advance.