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    6.5x284 question.

    So managed to source some factory ammo for my unfired gun which is too long for the extended mag but single feeds fine but it won't chamber??? Bolt won't close and projectile jams in the lands? What's up with that. I have venison that badly needs Shooting and I can't it's farkin frustrating.

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    Seat them further in?

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    Yep & check they're 6.5 and not 7mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    So managed to source some factory ammo for my unfired gun which is too long for the extended mag but single feeds fine but it won't chamber??? Bolt won't close and projectile jams in the lands? What's up with that. I have venison that badly needs Shooting and I can't it's farkin frustrating.

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    Ask the smith that built it or previous owner as I'm geussing it's not Factory?

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    Tight neck? Or it was chambered in .260?
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    Definitely 6.5x284. Was kimjon old one. Any thoughts Abe?

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    Stick a go gauge in there?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    Definitely 6.5x284. Was kimjon old one. Any thoughts Abe?

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    Braught rifle as is from kimjon. Was originally 6.5x284 but something wasn't right so was set back 2 inches and rereamed. Has not been fired since. I believe Abe did the work but don't quote me can't remember. I've read something in the American forums that the winchester and norma varieties of this caliber are different but can't find any actual literature to back this up. Could that be it?

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    Just a couple of quotes from the web

    "The basic difference between the two:

    The "Winchester" 6.5-284 wildcat version normally has a short throat.

    The 6.5-284 Norma version is long throated and is a register cartridge with standardized dimensions."

    "There are a couple major differences between the cases.
    1) The Winchester is a .284 Winchester and has to be necked down to 6.5mm.
    2) The Winchester is smaller than the Norma or Lapua brass in the critical area of the case head. The rim diameter is the same, but the case 0.2” forward of the rim is smaller.

    If your barrel is chambered with a reamer designed for the Winchester case you most likely will have trouble with the bigger Norma and Lapua cases fitting in. Conversely if you use a reamer designed for the Norma case, your Winchester cases will expand in that area. "

    Don't know if that is any help but it would be interesting to know if it was reamed with a "Winchester" reamer.

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    color the case with a marker and see where its rubbing. then you can measure those places and she what it should be from specs

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    Chambered to be a thou over my go gauge so will be the small end saami spec, and throat was as short as could make it with my reamer so that explains the reason they will be to long.

    Chamber clean nothing in it? Front action screw or base screw not to far in? Nelson do any other work to it?

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    Pull a projectile and see if it chambers just the case? Could be the COAL is to long?

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    Cheers guys and cheers Abe that could be it just waked it in a new stock with new bolts will check shortly. Awesome

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    Not the bolts. Guessing just short throat. Is it a big job to open it up?

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