6.5-284 build help

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  1. Mnovak73

    Mnovak73 Well-Known Member

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    Hello group,
    I’m looking for help on a rifle build, I’m wanting to have a 6.5-284 custom rifle built.
    My goal is to start purchasing the parts needed over time and then have a gunsmith build my rifle. I figure it will be financially easier for me to buy pieces one at a time over the next year.
    I’m by no means a gunsmith so I want to be sure I buy the correct action etc so I do not waste my money, so with that said what do I need?
    I’m thinking long action but not sure if I need a magnum diameter or not?
    Then depending on action I buy do I need to match barrel thread to action or does gunsmith do this? I’m looking at a proof research carbon wrapped barrel.
    Any experienced help or recommendations of parts would be greatly appreciated.
    Mike
     
  2. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    .308 boltface & long action. I have 1 on a rem 700 LA, 2 on Stiller tac 300. All are very accurate. Two Bartlein 26" 5R 1:8 twist and a 26" Kreiger 4 groove in 1:8 twist.
     
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  3. Mnovak73

    Mnovak73 Well-Known Member

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    So standard long action, got it. Now I noticed you built all of yours on 26” barrels, I was looking at a 24”. Any recommendations on barrel length?
     
  4. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    I've found a bit more velocity and better accuracy. If I was younger, I'd have 28" tubes. I don't think a 24 would be your best option for 6.5-284. I forgot to mention the Bart's are fluted 3B contour and the Kreiger is 4 contour.
     
  5. yoteslayer

    yoteslayer Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning on buying a custom action or use a rem or Savage. What you will need is a barrel I would do a 26 inch for a 6.5-284 gunsmith will thread it for what ever action you decide and for muzzle brake if you want one so may need a muzzle brake will need recoil lug unless the action you choose has one built on action already will need a trigger many good ones out there will need a stock stockys stocks have quite a few to choose from also have carbon barrels probably need some kind of bottom metal hinged floor plate or dbm also if you buy a custom action many have the scope base built on them so if your shooting long range will need to know how much angle on it you need probably a 20 moa hope this helps good luck
     
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  6. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I have a 28” on mine. When and if I shoot it out, I’ll be able to set it back to 26”.
     
  7. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I initially bought a factory rifle w/ a fluted, varmint profile 26". Replaced it with unfluted, varmint 28". No particular reason other than that's what I wanted. Happy with results. johnnyk.
     
  8. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    first off what are you going to do with this rifle? how much do you want to stay with? after some more info we can tell you a lot. also what price range are you looking to stay in
     
  9. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I built my 6.5-284

    Hi-tech specialties mountain
    25 in brux 1.5 contour# 1-8
    Stiller 300 TAC

    Built it light...shoots very good
     
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  10. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

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    I have one built on a Husqvarna HVA small ring Mauser action, which are all long actions, Benchmark #1 contour,5R, 1-8 twist, 24"
    Wildcat Stock (Alberta)
    Timney Trigger
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I this put together a few years ago using an old (1970’s)Remington 700 Action(trued). Sendaro/Varmint contour, 26”, 1;8 twist.
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  12. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    Check out my New Alamo post. I picked out everything! They put it all together.
    I think it's going to rock! Don't cut corners..Do your research it might take a little longer but you will be glad in the end! And remember it's only money
    I went with a Lone Peak Fuzion action ..