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Old 09-15-2013, 03:40 PM
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Can the 6.5WSM be improved (sharper shoulder) and gain and significant speed/accuracy/performance advantage?

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It already has a very straight taper and 35* shoulder.... not worth it
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

I know you're interested in the 6.5's, but if you want to shoot heavies for hunting at LR, I suggest just going with a 7mm STW. You can shoot lightweight bullets or really heavy high BC bullets for LR.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

It has been my experience that short barrel life takes the fun out of building a new rifle. . And an accurate rifle and the ability to hit well and repeatably with it makes a factory round or an established wildcat more than worthwhile in that the money can be used on components. There is no substitute for lots of shooting.
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

The only reason the 6.5 is being focus on is because I already have a 6.5 bartlien barrel lying around.
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The only reason the 6.5 is being focus on is because I already have a 6.5 bartlien barrel lying around.
I'd find me a short-action and build a 6.5-284 Norma.

Then for your current long action receiver, I'd buy a 7mm blank ream it out to 7mm STW for long range shooting.
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

What twist is it
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Re: 6.5 ackley Wildcat

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I'd find me a short-action and build a 6.5-284 Norma.

Then for your current long action receiver, I'd buy a 7mm blank ream it out to 7mm STW for long range shooting.
A well set up 6.5x284 will not fit a short action very well, it works very nice on a long action though.

Congratulation though only took three pages before it turned into a 7 STW thread
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