Hey all, I got a 6.5x284 stainless barrel with a muzzle break a friend gave me to build for longer range shootin. He says it is from a Win. model 70. What do I need to do and get to build into a gun. I think he said if i can find a win. model 70 with a long action I could change barrels and use it. Any info appriciated! Thanks, Doug
if it came off of a win, then it was already a custom build. you wont be able to just put the bearrel on....it will need headspaced and gauged. i would suggest to take it to a smith and let him look it over so that you know exactly what you are working with. i wouldnt take chances with "he said"..
i think every post here was good information. 6.5 x 284 can be a barrel burner but great caliber. with that being said i would just buy a new barrele and have it over with. when a barrel is changed its not like running a nut on a bolt, a smith will still have to sit it up in lathe like a chamber job which takes time. if you want to play the lr game there is no cheap way of getting in to it.
How many pills have gone thru that tube? Most 6.5x284 barrels die at around 1,200. I have two in that same round count that are tomato stakes. Before spending the money on another installation, I would have it bore scoped.
STOOL is exactly right....yes, the .284 bullets being made these days are about as good as they are ever going to be.. they do have beautiful BC which let them fly flat at long long ranges BUT they are hard on the throat area and hard may be an understatement.. I have some friends that are regulars at the 1000 yard matches and one friend who owns a world record at 1000 with a 6.5x284 and they change barrels almost as regular as their oil stained sweatshirts.. some don't even last 500 rounds and few if any ever make the 750 mark.. but that's for competition benchrest standards none of which has anything to do with hunting accuracy.. STOOL is right, no use in spending all that cash to get it fitted if it's worthless.. check it with a borescope or take it to someone who has one.. There's also an issue with which case is best or fits in you boltface and lot's of issues with which case is the best for accuacy..it seems looking at it from over the years that the old .284 winchester cases are way way ahead of the others in the accuracy department.. BUT they are hard to find if not impossible to find these days.. I think if you need to know anything about this cartridge call my friend at ACCURACY ONE located near Tyrone PA..he knows more about it than just about anyone on the planet.. BUT it is an outstanding hunting cartridge, especially when ranges are above 500 yards..