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Old 09-13-2013, 08:51 AM
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6.5 ackley Wildcat

An idea has been bouncing around in my head for awhile now. I shoud have listened to my friends about "ideas" but hey, why not haha.

Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone has ever done a 7mm Rem Mag ackley necked down to 6.5? Seems like it'd give good speed but idk about bullets that wont peel apart or chamber pressures and such?

Any input is appreciated,

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

Would it be ok if I posted up a cartridge design here in the open forum?

I quickly did a sketch-up for you with RCBS Cartridge Designer...I can even go back and change the name to whatever you want it to be.

Basically, with this design you can use 7mm RM brass, neck it down to 6.5, trim to length, and then shoot it in your improved chamber to fire-form. It also has the 40* Ackley shoulder.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

I PM'd back. Looks great, thanks!

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:46 AM
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

You should look at the 6.5 Saum. I'm currently building one now. Neck down 7 Saum brass and it fits (and feeds well) in a short action and uses the WSM style Accuracy International mags that Accurate Mag and Alpha Mag offers. 3150 fps with 140 amax is easy to do and with H1000 the pressures are low and barrels are lasting longer than you would think.

Its getting so much attention that Remington is increasing production of Saum brass to support it and I bet it won't be long until Norma or Rem makes brass for it.

Check out this thread...

New GAP Extreme Hunter in 6.5 SAUM
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

I have a long action im trying to find a use for. Does anyone know of a cartridge similar to the 7mmRM that may result in better accuracy?

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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

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I have a long action im trying to find a use for. Does anyone know of a cartridge similar to the 7mmRM that may result in better accuracy?

~WS
The 7rm is quite capable of pinpoint accuracy. It's all about getting a decent build and then tuning a load for it.

The .284 .264wm and 6.5x284 are similar in many ways and also quite capable of great accuracy.

For medium and smaller game the 6.5's are great.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:06 PM
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

I have 7RM's that will shoot 1 ragged hole...I wouldn't say any 1 particular caliber is more accurate than another. It has everything to do with the rifle, barrel, properly tuned loads, and how good your smith is at what he does.

I still think your 6.5 caliber I drew up would be cool and unique.
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