GAP 6.5x284 Norma

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I have had a few people ask me questions about this rifle so I decided to post it. I had this 6.5x284 Norma built by GAP when I worked for FNH USA as a Product Manager. It is a prototype of a rifle series that was not built by FNH USA (a combination of a PSR 1 and 2). We used a WSM magazine box a WSM ejector and STD floorplate triggerguard. The follower is out of a long action (but I cannot remember what model rifle it came from CZ or Kimber?) and was fitted to the WSM box (the factory WSM box will fit a 3.00" round with about .080 room). Magazine cap. is 4 rds. The stock is a McMillan HTG. The chamber was cut to STD 6.5 x 284 Norma on a Bartlin 1 in 8 SS barrel 23.5 OAL with a .705 at the crown and a taper that is .020” over a Winchester M70 Sporter and then Ceracoated. It shoots a 1/4min @ 100 yds. with GAP's hand loads. The scope is a Leupold VX-III LRT with a TMR 3.5x10 40mm, FNH steel rings and a Near 20 MOA Rail. I would highly recommend contacting GAP to do your work custom rifle work. As I am in-between jobs at the moment unfortunately I am not sure I will get to keep this one.
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    Re: GAP 6.5x284 Norma

    Very nice piece you have there and it is obviously a performer. I have the luxury of living 30 minutes from GAP and have been fortunate to have several rifles from them. No doubt they produce highly capable rifles and this is a prime example.
    Sorry to hear that you may need to move this one, but sometimes life calls and priorities get in the way of wants.

    Good luck!
     

    Jackson/Charvelfan1

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    Re: GAP 6.5x284 Norma

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Engine22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Very nice piece you have there and it is obviously a performer. I have the luxury of living 30 minutes from GAP and have been fortunate to have several rifles from them. No doubt they produce highly capable rifles and this is a prime example.
    Sorry to hear that you may need to move this one, but sometimes life calls and priorities get in the way of wants.

    Good luck! </div></div>

    Thanks for the luck. Yeah I wish I could keep it. It has a very nice balance. 30 minutes from GAP must be very tempting to get more built all of the time.
     

    turbo54

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    Re: GAP 6.5x284 Norma

    I'm confused about your COAL... You said you can accommodate 3.00" with .080" to spare, for a total if 3.080". The SPR actions I've seen can only feed a cartridge 2.900", unless the feedramp gets notched so the bullet tip can pass through the feedramp.

    How are you accommodating 3.080" COAL?
     

    Jackson/Charvelfan1

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    Re: GAP 6.5x284 Norma

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turbo54</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm confused about your COAL... You said you can accommodate 3.00" with .080" to spare, for a total if 3.080". The SPR actions I've seen can only feed a cartridge 2.900", unless the feedramp gets notched so the bullet tip can pass through the feedramp.

    How are you accommodating 3.080" COAL? </div></div>

    Did you measure a 300 WSM box or a 308?? A 300 WSM box measures at the spec above 3.080. I used a 308 with a 300 WSM box that is how. A Black Hills round is loaded at 2.985" with a 142 SMK.