How to get 6.5-284 to feed correctly?

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  1. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    When building a 6.5-284 on a long action, what modifications need to be made to ensure that the loaded rounds feed properly from the magazine?
     
  2. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I got lucky, but I didn't have to do anything. I did put a brand new magazine box in because old one was bent, but that was it.
     

  3. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    I've not had any problems with this cartridge. I've chambered it in pushfeeds and control feeds and they've all run like a raped ape.

    A Nesika once had a little issue with ejection (mechanical eject) but a little fiddling with the ejector length solved that easy enough.

    I think you'll be fine.

    -C
     
  4. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Wyatt at Wyatt outdoors makes about 4-5 different mags that will work.

    I just use one of his center feed 4140 CM heat treated mag on a .284Win in a Stiller Predator SA. It required my welding the back of the mag box together. I used two 1" pieces of IV tubing between the action and the mag lips. Feeding the magazine from the bottom with 3 rounds it feeds like a champ. a 6.5 x .284 should be the same.

    Nat Lambeth