- Mar 23, 2015
I have always wanted a 6.5-284 for a mountain hunting rifle (Deer, Elk, and Sheep). The action I have to build is a Savage short with a detachable magazine. The Maximum coal in my magazine is 2.998". The Berger manual coal of the 140 gr Hunting vld is 3.228". Is it possible to just seat the bullet deeper and build the barrel with a shorter jump to the lands? If I can what disadvantages will come with this setup? Would it just be better to build a 260 rem?