HELP with 6.5-284 Winchester chamber

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  1. farmer44

    farmer44 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I just had a rifle chambered for 6.5-284 the smith just told me he chambered it for the 6.5-284 Winchester NOT the 6.5-284 Norma. My question is can I use the 6.5-284 Norma brass and Wilson seating die with this chamber? Also with my full length seating die? Any input will be appreciated.
     
  2. shortgrass

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    You should be able to. My reamer was bought before Norma, and Lapua enters the chambers I cut just fine. I use a separate throater to make 'um LA cartridges instead of SA. From what I can see, the difference between the 6.5x284 Win. and the 6.5x284 Norma is in the throating. I just use a Redding FL sizing die set without any problems. I bump the shoulder just enough for ease of chambering the reloads.
     
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  3. farmer44

    farmer44 Silver $$ Contributor

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    That's what I was hoping to hear thanks very much for your input
     
  4. Grimstod

    Grimstod Web Designer for PremierAccuracy.com Gold $$ Contributor

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    I second shortbrass. As far as i can see with the reamers i have seen the only difference is the throating. Norma is throated long for long actions and the Winchester version short for Sort actions.
     

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