First of the (almost) short, fat cartridges, the 284 is a great idea overlooked due to poor implementation. Winne introduced it in it's auto and pump actions, models 100 and 88 respectively, so they were loaded down. The rebated rim was too radical at the time as well. Great medium sized caliber was overlooked and on it's way to oblivion. Though recent renditions of the same case in 6.5 caliber seems to be attracting some attention. Given the large number of cartridge choices available, not likely to be o big seller either. Too bad, good idea at the wrong time .... much like 7 and 30 SAUM by Remington.
Post by frankinthelaurels on Apr 22, 2012 20:25:51 GMT -4
YOU got that all right... it was way ahead of itself and for all intents and purposes was about the same thing as the 7mm mag...if you got the model 88 winchester in one you got the real deal. The original winchester brass is as rare as hens teeth..it is prized like you'd never believe in the 1000 yard benchrest world for making the 6.5/284 sing songs at 1000 yards.. much more so than the junk they are producing today at norma and hornady.. if you got 20 original cases you can name your price. BUT back to the 284, it is the perfect PA big game cartridge, all you 'd ever need or want...just like the SAUM's who because of the "BIG GREENS" marketing flaws went by the wayside way to early.