Freebore for 284 Straight Win

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  1. Kurt Blasser

    Kurt Blasser Gold $$ Contributor

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    Putting together a Straight Win 284 to shoot Berger 180 VLD's or Hybrids. Chambered with 220 freebore. Is this enough? Seems like the bullet is seated pretty far down the neck. Using Lapua 6.5-284 brass necked up.
     
  2. 284winner

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    The .220 freebore will work for both the 168s and 180s. Ideally the .188 is perfect for the 168s IMO. The .220 will keep the bearing surface at the neck shoulder junction.
     
  3. Kurt Blasser

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    Thank you! Would you happen to have a COAL for the 180 VLD's either at touch or say 20 off?
     
  4. bsumoba

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    .235 FB .
     
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    ^^^^^ +1
     
  7. savageshooter86

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    Mine is 235 freebore
     

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