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6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:05 AM
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Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

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I think with these "hot rods" you just have to know what you can do with it.. even if this rifle was printing 2-4 inch groups at 1000 its not practical (maybe if it was always was under 2..lol ).. between barrels and bedding it just wouldn't work for a target/shooter rifle.. Now, for a pure hunting.. pull the trigger.. it dies.. end of story kinda of thing.. it works GREAT! You have to pay attention during load development and so to speak.. get to the point and be done with it.. I still can't decide if i am going to shoot the 142smk or choose a "hunting" bullet.. ie: 130 accubond... 129 sst.
But at this point I am leaning towards the 142.. cause under 500 (really maybe farther) yards with that speed.. who cares!! is going to waappp the **** out of whatever you hit!

Still haven't decided on the black rail or polished.. I am going to scope it up then decide...

And the comment about who cares on barrel life (with this kinda build) is right! who cares??!! shoot it.. and be done with it... I can't wait to post some #s off this bad girl!

This rifle is actual going to have a BIG brother... it will be ready soon enough...
You might want to give the 129gr interbond (BC .515) and the 140gr SST (BC .520) a ride as well. Both are excellen hunting bullets that can give great accuracy.

I'm getting extremely good results with the 130gr Sicrocco (BC .571) running 3000fps and you should be able to add at least another 400fps to that.
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    Unread 07-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    the 130 sirocco sounds like a definite player!!!
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    Unread 07-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    Started with just ten loaded rounds... Had to do barrel break in and just wanted to see "where i was at" with loads...

    Loaded 89-99 gr of US869... 142 smk

    No preasure signs at all all the way to 99gr..

    3410 fps with 99... I feel im getting close.. Im guessing 102-103ish will start case preasure.

    Shooting again in the morning... Stay tuned
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    Wow thats cooking!! I'll stay tuned for sure!! We all need a barrel burner every once in a while.
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    142 SMK at 3500fps!? What's not to love! Barrel life be damned, that is pure sex appeal right there....

    You might look at the 130 CEB too, i'm going to use that exclusively in my 6.5WSM.....
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    Kirby Allen is getting 3550 out of his 6.5 AM with 142 gr SMK in a 30" barrel and that is a 338 Rum necked down to 6.5 so depending how long your barrel is you should be able to get 3600 out of yours.
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    Unread 07-20-2012, 01:26 PM
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    Re: 6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

    Outlaw... CEB... Cutting edge bullets?
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