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    Good stuff there Rooster. I am just in the process of another wildcat based on the 284 Win ...necking it up to 30 cal... to become a 30-284. Will be running it on a short action.

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    Very nice! I think the 30-284 makes a lot of sense.

    When I need a break from the sizing, reaming, trimming, expanding, turning, burning, swearing.... Iíve been fooling around expanding the 6.5 Rooster necks to 7mm, .308, .338, & .358

    Neat stuff. Of course, now the mind is grinding again - since the 7-08, .308, ,338 Federal & ,358 Win exist and are viable cartridges, my shortened .284 case which has slightly greater capacity.... The rabbit hole is deep, boys!

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    Don’t worry, the hole is only as deep as your pockets. I saw a real interesting little cartridge at the Range today ... apparently a CDN designer of about ‘50’s vintage that never gained traction. 22 JGR. ...google it to see a cool little wildcat.

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    Picked up my 30-284 a couple of days ago and after a 5 shot break-in...have put a few rounds down range and it looks like it could be a pretty solid 1/2 MOA rig. Lapua only makes 6.5 - 284 brass which required an extra step to neck it up to 30 cal. I then had to turn the necks down to leave a loaded neck diameter of 0.328 as the reamer cut a 0.330 NK. For resizing, I had a 6.5 - 284 Redding FL die with bushing opened to 30 cal. For seating, I had the smith chamber an a Wilson blank with the same reamer used to create the chamber.
    Since there is no data available for this cartridge, I used 30-06 data which has a similar case capacity ...and started with mid-range charge weights for Berger 168gr Classic Hunter bullets. With 55.0 gr H4350 I was getting MV of 2850 FPS with no pressure, so it looks like 2950 will be within reach.
    Barrel and smith work by KSA in Edmonton.
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