Several days ago I started a thread regarding an action for a 7mm-08 build. Since that time I have been around several shooters at the range that have convinced me to give the 284 Winchester a look.
Not looking to start a caliber debate but I only have experience with "standard" rifle chamberings ie., .223, .308, .338 Lapua. My intent is to use this rifle for F-Class open and tactical matches.
The chosen stock is a JAE700 and more than likely the action will be Defiance. The stock limits my magazine choice to AICS and I'm aware of the fact that the .284 Win. is better suited to a long action, which poses my dilemma.
Will AICS .300 Win magazines reliably feed it or is single-feeding the only real option?
Given the barrel life will be less and my own uncertainties about magazine feeding, does the .284 Win have a substantial advantage over the 7-08?