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      Smile Fun Day with 70's Ammo

      Pard's father gave him a 6.5x55 Swedish Krag J. (sadly sporterized for a few reasons--quality work) and a Win 100 .308. The rifles came with 70's .308 Rem Core-Lokt and Norma 6.5 139grn Semi-round nosed/boattail: Sheepish about shooting the Krag due to 1800's metallurgy; the low serial# on the gun revealed it had been proofed three times up to 73,000 psi.

      Neither of us had shot a Krag much less the 6.5 Swede (It's a neat little fucking deal!): Armed with the above knowledge; the bolt was removed/inspected for cracks and the bore appeared a bit dirty but INCREDIBLE(no shit).

      The sights on a Krag are beyond fine and probably designed to protect the Scandinavian elderly from enemy retaliation(that may be plagiarized I'd like to think not--I think it is). Pard and I pressed through them and the two-stage 25lb trigger pull achieving a combined 6 shot group of 2 1/2 feet@ 50yds: Despite above negative attributes: The 6.5x55 is a neat little bitch worthy of a high end/wood stock custom rifle. Recoil is akin to a .243 Win and it's a favorite for Scandinavian moose. They're pussies.

      Now the Winchester 100: Two mags/two boxes of 70's CoreLokt 150's: Knew absolutely nothing about this gun except it resembles a Savage 99 and it's an s-automatic. One mag proved faulty as the other provided good service. The original intent was just shooting the above guns for familiarization/whatever the fuck: Then this Win 100 provided a dime group at 50 for Pard with a cloudy vintage Weaver 2x7 scope.

      A tape measure then facilitated a 3in high/maxPBZ/quarter group @100yds. The group fit in a freaking quarter @ 100 using seven total rds (first shot@100 was 5in high/2 in right after good break)... so there you go...BBL was allowed to cool to ambient between 100yd shots. 33 surplus rds and another box of 180...seems a good deal.

      Knew absolutely nothing about the Winchester 100 until today. It's subject to a recall due to a weak firing pin. Winchester still honors the recall.

      That is all.

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      The Winchester model 100 was manufactured in 3 calibers 243, 308, & 284. I believe They ran from 1961 to 1973 with the pre 63 having some value. I iinherited the 284 and my brothers inherited the 243 & 308 from our dad when he passed away. I plan on using my 284 for the 1st time this deer season and hope it is still on target when I give it a few practice rounds, I only have 30 rounds and finding 284 ammo is near impossible. My dad used his 308 for deer hunting from the time I was a kid in the early 70s until ke passed in 2012, I have a pretty cool story with him, my son, and the 308 on his last hunt.

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      Obi-Wan about ounce every other year Winchester makes a run of 284 brass. I have not seen it in Scheels for five years now. I neck it to 6.5 for my 6.5x284. It groups the same as Lapua which I think is overrated. If all else fails the Lapua 6.5x284 is available and if you reload you can size up and enjoy that rifle. Right now 284 brass is about as scarce as frog fur. Surprisingly the 284 is seeing a come back with custom rifle builders.

      https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021379392. Midway has brass, but it's expensive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Obi-Wan View Post
      The Winchester model 100 was manufactured in 3 calibers 243, 308, & 284. I believe They ran from 1961 to 1973 with the pre 63 having some value. I iinherited the 284 and my brothers inherited the 243 & 308 from our dad when he passed away. I plan on using my 284 for the 1st time this deer season and hope it is still on target when I give it a few practice rounds, I only have 30 rounds and finding 284 ammo is near impossible. My dad used his 308 for deer hunting from the time I was a kid in the early 70s until ke passed in 2012, I have a pretty cool story with him, my son, and the 308 on his last hunt.
      I have some fired 6.5-284 Norma brass that you could resize. PM if you’re interested.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Windage View Post
      I have some fired 6.5-284 Norma brass that you could resize. PM if you’re interested.
      thanks for the offer but I did find some brass and the die for 284 with my dad's stuff but I do not reload or do I have have powder or primers

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      Quote Originally Posted by Obi-Wan View Post
      The Winchester model 100 was manufactured in 3 calibers 243, 308, & 284. I believe They ran from 1961 to 1973 with the pre 63 having some value. I iinherited the 284 and my brothers inherited the 243 & 308 from our dad when he passed away. I plan on using my 284 for the 1st time this deer season and hope it is still on target when I give it a few practice rounds, I only have 30 rounds and finding 284 ammo is near impossible. My dad used his 308 for deer hunting from the time I was a kid in the early 70s until ke passed in 2012, I have a pretty cool story with him, my son, and the 308 on his last hunt.
      Have y'all checked into the firing pins? A failure either causes the round to discharge on a semi-open bolt with severe blowback or the gun will go full auto.

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      Your .284 is in collector status.

      https://www.chuckhawks.com/winchester_100_rifle.htm

      I'm going to recommend to pard he print this and keep with gun:

      https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun..._100_info.html

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