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Is anything made in the .284 anymore? #14905925 05/23/20
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Does any manufacture make a rifle in the .284 anymore, on the shelf?


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Cooper lists it.

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14906258 05/24/20
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I had a New Ultra Light Arms rifle built in .284 last year. Great little rifle.

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14906783 05/24/20
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I know the backstory of the 280. Why didn't 284 become more popular? (Just lack of a market niche or another botched PR campaign?)

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: clockwork_7mm_gator] #14906819 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by clockwork_7mm_gator
I know the backstory of the 280. Why didn't 284 become more popular? (Just lack of a market niche or another botched PR campaign?)

Winchester introduced it in a lever action and semi-auto in 1963. Both rifles were ok, but nothing really special. Before it could be chambered in the M70, well...we all know what happened in 1964.

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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: trplem] #14906838 05/24/20
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While not currently made of course, I hunt with and own a few 284's in Savage lever actions. Even with the short action they are impressive and there's nothing faster for quick shooting than a Savage lever gun. they are accurate enough for shooting several hundred yards. Great guns.


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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Fireball2] #14907434 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
While not currently made of course, I hunt with and own a few 284's in Savage lever actions. Even with the short action they are impressive and there's nothing faster for quick shooting than a Savage lever gun. they are accurate enough for shooting several hundred yards. Great guns.


that would be a good set up for sure!

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14907926 05/24/20
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Somebody is making lots of them in custom form!


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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14907935 05/24/20
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Melvin made quite a few.


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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14909269 05/25/20
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I bought a new Browning A-Bolt featherlight as a special run from Grice's probably 5yrs ago, nice rifle. I had the magazine machined a bit so I could get a little more OAL. It shoots very well with 140, 145 or 150gr bullets. Occasionally you can find left overs on some of the various auction sites.

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You do not see many 284 Wins being resold do you.
Love mine.


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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14909897 05/25/20
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Originally Posted by Oakster
Does any manufacture make a rifle in the .284 anymore, on the shelf?


None of the majors do.

Limited consumer interest equals limited availability of factory made firearms and loaded ammo. Since Winchester/Olin's single 150 grain factory load has the same approximate performance as their comparable 150 grain 308 factory load, few people seem to be motivated to pay a premium price to buy performance that they can get more easily and for less money.

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I presume we're talking about the 284 Win and not something that fires a 284 (7mm) bullet ?

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What's the real world velocity you guys see with the 284 Win? I have often heard you get similar velocity as a 280 Rem, but load data I have reviewed doesn't indicate that.

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: CarolinaHunter] #14910438 05/25/20
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Originally Posted by CarolinaHunter
What's the real world velocity you guys see with the 284 Win? I have often heard you get similar velocity as a 280 Rem, but load data I have reviewed doesn't indicate that.


Published loading data may not reach the cartridge's actual potential in consideration of the Winchester 100s.

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That's why I was curious as what velocity folks are getting. 😀

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I see Browning BLRs in 284 WIN every now and then. They dont fly out the door but they do sell

Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14911988 05/26/20
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I have a 19.5" barrel on mine and I get around 2900 fps with 160 NPS and around 3200 with 120 BTs.


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Re: Is anything made in the .284 anymore? [Re: Oakster] #14914576 05/27/20
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I picked up an older Browning A Bolt Med in 284 last month. Absolutely love it! Shoots fantastic. Even old factory 125 grainers but loves 140s the best. Now I know why you never see them for sale.


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