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Old 06-17-2003, 08:30 AM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

I like the idea of the 243 or 6.5 on that case with a faster twist bbl to use the heavies in. I think though, that the 6.5 WSM will still be better in the long run. We'll see...
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:36 AM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

I tend to agree with Brent, and most of the other posters. It also seems that the .270 WSM, and .300 WSM parent case make for a nice wildcat, I think that is the shortest case I would consider.

Most gunsmiths, at least from the posts I've been reading will use the WSM as the parent case to build from and use a long action magnum bolt face as the platform to build the custom rifle from. Short actions tend to win in the accuracy department. Unless you are shooting bench rest I don't think it should matter much.

I think the long actions are here to stay. The WSM's aren't the best for the heavy bullets either, so the long actions will win out in that department as well.

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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

Have you guys considered using the Remington SAUM as the parent case for the 6.5?

I have a 7mm SAUM that I might turn into a 6.5 SAUM when it need a new barrel ....

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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

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No reason why it won't work, it just seems that the WSM is the winner in the Short Action Mag game so far. Almost everyone is using the WSM for wildcats. They hold a little more powder than the Rem version, and are more popular.

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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

Yes Brent let us know how the 6.5 wsm works. I would like to know how the ballistics are on it because I have 7mm mag sendero that has a few rounds through it and have thought about the 6.5 wsm for the next barrel. Does anybody here have any info on this round? What about it S1? what about the one you built for one of your friends How is he liking this round?
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:08 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

Frank,

The WSM's aren't the best for the heavy bullets either, so the long actions will win out in that department as well.

I had been thinking that might be true, still would like to check the speed on the 220gr SMK in Dads 300 WSM, the 180's are running 3250 or better and keeping up with my Ultra. We'll see what the heavier ones do... might surprise me AGAIN! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] His is on a SA with a long box with the ejection port opened way up. His 6.5 WSM is on a LA. The 6.5 WSM with 140's is a tad more accurate too. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

It would be interesting to hear how you make out trying that. Let us know. I will be building a 6.5 WSM shortly using a LA 700 SS Action. I would like to try one with a Montana Action but, Well $$$$$$$$. Never seem to have enough.

Brent: If you have the digital camera in hand next time you are with your father and his 6.5 WSM could you snap a pic?

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