.284 Winchester

 
.284 Winchester
 
 

The .284 Winchester is one of a number of useful cartridges that should have proven to be extremely successful but didn't. Introduced by Winchester in 1963, the .284 was designed to squeeze .270 Winchesterand .280 Remingtonperformance from the new Model 100 autoloader and Model 88 lever action rifles. In order to squeeze such performance from a cartridge short enough to feed through those rifles, Winchester engineers designed the .284 case with a rebated rim and a body almost as large in diameter as that of the belted magnum case. The end result was a 7mm cartridge with about the same overall length as the .308 Winchester but with the powder capacity about the same as that of the .270 Winchesterand .280 Remington. Any difference in performance between the three cartridges is the stuff pointless debates are made of. For open country hunting of deer and pronghorn, the .284 loaded with the Speer130 grain spitzer at 3100 fps will do anything the .270 will do and it will do it in a short action rifle. Larger game calls for bullets weighing from 150 to 160 grains. H4831, H450, H4350, H414, IMR-4350, and IMR-4831are excellent powders for the .284 Winchester. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
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160 grs
NOSLER PARTITION
IMR 4350
175 grs
Sierra Matchking
Reloader 17
140 grs
Barnes TSX
IMR 4350
120 grs
Barnes TSX
IMR 4350
120 grs
TSX
IMR 4350
175 grs
Sierra MatchKing
H205
180 grs
Berger VLD
IMR 4831
180 grs
seirra matchking
reloader17
140 grs
Nosler Accubond
Reloader 17
140 grs
Nosler ballistic tip
Reloder 15
140 grs
Nosler Ballistic tip
Reloder 17
180 grs
Berger Target Hybrid
IMR 7828
180 grs
Berger Hybrid
ADI 2209
140 grs
Remington SPCL
Reloader 19
139 grs
Hornady SST
H414
180 grs
Berger Match Hybrid
H4350
168 grs
BERGER VLD HUNTING 7MM PN:28501
H5831sc
140 grs
Barnes
A2700
168 grs
nosler lr ab
h4350
180 grs
Berger
4831sc
140 grs
Barnes TTSX
Reloder 17
140 grs
Nosler ballistic tip (red)
Reloder 15