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Old 04-29-2014, 07:50 PM
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6.5-270 wsm ?

Hello everyone. I currently shoot a 270 wsm and I am considering purchasing a quality barrel. But this opens a lot of questions for me. While I prefer the 270 ( maybe because most shooters say it can't shoot long range) bullet availablity suggests it may be a good idea to change. I have heard tale of a 270wsm necked down to a 6.5. Does anyone here have any info on this guy ? What could i expect for accuracy at long range? Long range accuracy is my goal. Any thing will help. Suggest at will. Thank you much.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:25 PM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

My most accurate ELR rifle to date is a 270 WSM shooting 165 Matrix bullets, like the 6.5's also but there is no reason to change from a 270 to 6.5 for long range shooting of any kind unless it just blows your skirt up which is totally understandable
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:33 PM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

What kind of range are you getting from your wsm ?
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

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What kind of range are you getting from your wsm ?
Use the "custom search" on the top right hand corner and you'll be overwhelmed with results.

It's a very useful tool in-place yet very under utilized.
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

I have a 6.5wsm and 7mm wsm, both of them shoot like crazy.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:24 PM
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What kind of range are you getting from your wsm ?
I have no problem with mile plus shooting, with the 165 and 175 Matrix. Taken elk out into the 900 yard range cold bore on several occasions as well.

The 6.5 is fun but it won't run with the larger bullets and barrel life is just that much less. For the 6.5 the SAUM case is very nice and I shoot a wildcat using SAUM brass that is very close capacity to the 6.5 SAUM but is shorter to cycle easy through an unmodified short action. About 70gr O2 case capacity is about ideal for the 6.5 IMO.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:13 PM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

Wow ! Sounds like you fellas are sold ! good on ya an glad to hear it. What kind of prep and load are ya putting behind those matrix bullets? I have read that a bullet that heavy may like a faster twist and a bit longer barrel also. Sounds like you have a lot of things figured out that I'm still wrestling with.
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