6.5x284 action?


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Jun 6, 2007

Decided to get build a 6.5x284 and am now looking for a remington donor gun for my project, but not quit sure what action i require, a short or long action and would i require a particullar caliber to build a 6.5x284?
Would also like to know for such caliber what barrel lenght do people recommend?

Go to the gunsmithing forums and there is a syicky thread that has a list that references bolt faces. That will give you the calibers your can utilize for bolt face.

Action,,,,,,,most will suggest a long action so you can seat the bullets out there a ways and get the most potential and still allow you to use the rifle as a repeater....

Not sure about optimum barrel lenth. But twist is dependent on bullet grain etc... Most on here seem to go with an 8 or 8.5 or so.

I am no expert but I had looked at doing this as well, and this is what I found to be the case using search function and posting similar questions myself.
Thanks Aldon that syicky thread answered my question, I require a bolt face of .470 diameter in the long action, and a 30/06 action will do.
As to barrel length i think i ll be heading towards a 28 inch plus with a rate of twist of 8.5 as sxwatson suggested.

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