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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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22-284

Has anyone ever been around one of these wildcats before or does anybody have one. Just looking for a little bit of info on it. I inquired this and a 25-284 and a 30-284 from a family member. They were his dad's and he knows nothing about them. Any info on the 22-284 would be a great help
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2014, 06:20 PM
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It would burn the rifling out of the throat in 100 shots would be my prediction, if it took that long... way way way too much powder for a .224 bore...just wouldn't be worth the effort.
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I have quite a few of the 284 wildcats but never known of anyone having a 22x284. I think it would be a barrel burner. However I have a 25x284 I enjoy very much and very efficient. I also have 3 6mmx284's and it is a very efficient chambering. Only trouble now is the less expensive Winchester 284 brass is inpossible to get.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I figured that it would be a barrel burner. And you are right about finding 284 brass. It's expensive and hard to find. But I really like the original 284 alot. How is the 6mmx284 I've been thinking about having one built
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The original lots of .284 brass are as rare as hen's teeth that have had a crown put on them... W/W 284 brass would take a lifetime to find these days.. some Norma brass could be found but I''m not sure you'd care for it, the dimensions and quality are just not there...most 1000 boys call it junk and would rechamber rather than use it. The 25/6mm/30cal/284's are all great rounds but it's the brass and it's availability in the future that is the question, if it's seasonally made you'd be in trouble. Build something off a .308 case or /06 case or any of the regular mag cases like the 7mm rem, when cases for them get hard to find shooting as we all knew it will be over anyway.
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I know of a gunsmith who is now passed away that made a couple of these... They will burn a barrel but from what I understand it would be worth it. I have been told stories of bowling pins hit at 1200 yards. Lapua brass is the way to go, annealed when you get it. This is all I shoot in my 6.5x284's with some case counts into the teens... There is reloading data out there on these guns ..... Have fun I'd love to own one.
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I knew a guy that had a 22-06 built on a Savage action. He had it twisted and throated for the long heavy 90 grain SMK. It shot alright, but he never got the FPS he sought. I think a cartridge like that is one of those, just because he could. You always reach a point of diminishing returns.
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Thanks for all of the input
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How much real world difference would there be between a .22-.284 and the .22 CHeetah ??

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The 6mmx284 is efficient I just had a friend of mine open up regular factory 700 243'3 to the 284. I mainly use it for der hunting shooting a 85 bthp around 3450 using 53 grains of IMR 4350. My buddy who did these for me was probably the first in my area around mid 70's playing with this round being a 6mm fan wanted more vel. than standard 6mm and didn't want to buy the 240 whby brass. For what its worth he has taken 23 bull elk with this caliber he uses the old nosler solid base 100 grainers. You cant buy them anymore nosler discontinued them but he as a gun shop and bought several k of what they called blems. They was nasty on elk I was with him on 2 of those bulls and you couldn't believe the damage the damage it did. The one bull was a 600 yard shot. I have a 25-284 from ulta lite arms and love that caliber I would say im getting 25-06 vel. out of a s/a. I bought some Laupa brass last year but haven't loaded anything yet. On the flip side I only own wildcats kind of my hobby but its not for everyone.
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