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6.5-270 wsm ?

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Unread 04-30-2014, 11:04 PM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

I shoot at 5600 ft elevation + and that lets me stabilize the 165 and 175 in a 1-10 twist, ideally a 1-9 for the 165 would allow you to be stable anywhere.

I'm shooting a 27in barrel chambered with a 270 WSM tight neck and .180 throat, I idle the 165 at 3060fps and the few times I've shot for a 6 shot group at 1000 and 1450 it's been under 1/2 MOA shooting from a bipod. Mostly I cold bore shoot with a follow up round at targets of opportunity. This is a single shot set up with a 3.2 COAL.
A barrel length between 26 and 28 inches is ideal with the WSM.

This last year I've been shooting the 6.5 SS which is a pushed back and blown 6.5 SAUM with a 29 inch barrel, I idle the 140's at 3200 fps and run the 160 Matrix in the 3050-3100 fps range but I have not settle on a spot with them yet, all with proper bullet placement in the neck yet in a short enough package it cycles like butter through a standard short action. I plan on building a 270 version soon so I can use the short action configuration easier and still hunt with the 165 Matrix.
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Unread 04-30-2014, 11:26 PM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?

Wow thanks for the great info. Tons of help!
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Unread 06-01-2014, 01:00 AM
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Re: 6.5-270 wsm ?s big hit with everyone.

Well it lookslike I'm staying with the 270wsm. New Shilen is in the mail. But I would like your opinion on the reamer. I thought off going with a minimum spec as to neck size so I could still use the dies that I have. Or am I ahead to go with a tight neck .and buy the new dies. The matrix bullets seam to be a big hit with everyone. Any suggestions on a starting point for a load ?
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