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.284 Winchester Cartridge

Postby Arctosman » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:30 pm

Somewhere around 1963, I purchased a new Model 88 Winchester chambered in the hot new .284 Winchester cartridge after reading Jack's reviews of the cartridge and new Winchester 'modern' lever action rifle'.

I figured at the time of my purchase, that I was getting a lever action Winchester with a 100 years of tradition and mystique surrounding Winchester lever action saddle guns. Plus, I planned on external ballistics that rivaled Jack's favorite cartridge-the venerable old .270 Winchester!

A pre-64 Model 88 in .284 Winchester today is worth 20 times what I paid for it in 1963. The Model 88 rifle hasn't been made for years.

I always liked this rebated rim, stubby little true-7mm cartridge. I believe Winchester Western ammo was available in 125 anf 150 gr factory loads. I hand-loaded lots of 139 gr. SP 7mm bullets without the benefit of a chronograph, so I will never know what the velocities were out of the short 20" Model 88 barrel.

Anybody else have any experience with this interesting short action cartridge?
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