Just get the gunsmith to run the 280 ai reamer in short and use 30/06 brassI’m building a super lightweight mountain hunting rifle and because of the ammo shortage I’m starting to question my caliber choice. I was firmly set on the 280ai but I can’t find a piece of 280ai brass anywhere. I don’t have dies and they are providing hard to find too. I am starting to lean towards the old 284 Winchester. Good quality Brass seems to be available from Norma, Peterson and lapua and for some reason it’s in stock. The dies are in stock too. Here’s the question. I’ve never shot a 284, I’ve had a 6.5-284 but never a 284. I don’t know what kind of performance I can expect. The rifle will be built on a long action either way so I will have extra room for the 284 to breathe. What kind of performance difference should I expect between the two out of a 22” barrel with 160 class bullets?
284 is like a 7/08, what planet are you on(no offence)? I'm getting 280 and up ballistics in mine, never got that out of a 7/08 for sure.I’ve owned a 280, 7 SAUM, 7 RM and now a 284. The 284 (23” barrel) is on a long action and in my opinion, not much more than a 7/08. Now if I can get some 6.5 RPM brass and a custom die, I think that 7/6.5 RPM would definitely be the ticket.
You have a load recipe that gives the 7-08 the same performance as a 284/280AI in a 24" barrel ?7mm-08 with 6.5staball powder or H100V and it runs the same from a lightweight 24” barrel as the 284 win or 280 rem or ai version and brass is easy to come by. Of note would be a 270 win with 1-7.5 or 1-8 twist barrel since you have a long action new heavy bullets in 270 make it worth while. Thanks to 6.8 western and 27 Nosler
I believe I said, not much more. I’ve owned a 7 SAUM which is a substantial step up from those two cartridge, but magnum bolt face.284 is like a 7/08, what planet are you on(no offence)? I'm getting 280 and up ballistics in mine, never got that out of a 7/08 for sure.
No issues with my kimber 84 L ejecting cartridges. And 120 ttsx hits 3064 FPS. But maybe I got lucky with mine. It has a permanent home now bI believe I said, not much more. I’ve owned a 7 SAUM which is a substantial step up from those two cartridge, but magnum bolt face.
Probably it’s more about the cartridge not ejecting each time that lends to my love hate for the 284.
I’ll just stick with the 6.5 Rem mag in a model 7 for my lightweight, knock them down gun. Plus it pushes a 125 partition up to 3200 FPS.