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Unread 03-19-2012, 04:56 PM
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6.5 Sin

Been swamped for the past months, I have my chamber reamer and HS gauges for the 6.5 Sin, still waiting on the die reamer. Expect more to come shortly.
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    Unread 03-19-2012, 06:15 PM
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    Sweet! It ought to be a pretty impressive round.
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    Unread 03-19-2012, 06:34 PM
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    I'm looking forward to following the progress on this.
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    What is the 6.5 Sin based on?
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    "Devin based it off a shortened RUM case however I am using 330 Dakota brass made by Norma" Long Time Long Ranger

    I pulled this from one of the other threads and the 6.5 is just a necked down version from what I understand after following the other threads.
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    Congratulations Devin, That is going to be a sweet 6.5. The 330 dakota brass will work guys in the 338 SIN if you don't mind a short neck. It was just very easy for me to neck the dakota and fireform since I didn't have a die to form the shortenned 338 RUM case. I think the 7mm Dakota is the same as the 338 Dakota and would work for the 6.5 if it is the same case. I would expect near 264 STW velocities with it and right now I am shooting 3800 fps with 123 Amaxes and 3750 fps with 129 sst's in the STW.
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    Re: 6.5 Sin

    The 7mm Dakota is a lot shorter case in the body and overall length, than the 300 and 330 Dakota case. I've designed and built Wildcats on both of the Dakota cases ( 270 AMP 284 STAK ) and a Shortened RUM case( 7mmRHB ). The RUM brass is .545 at the web and the Dakota brass is .542 so they aren't interchangeable unless you don't mind a belly in you're fired rounds?

    It's a lot less work to use the Dakota brass if the neck length is acceptable and the reamer is designed for it. Using short necked brass in a longer necked chamber is not a good thing for best accuracy as it allows the bullet to form into the excess space at the end of the neck under pressure before the bullet starts down the bbl.

    Shortening brass for a wildcat is labor intensive and takes more skill to get good brass after the process !! I'm doing my own 6.5 Wildcat right now that is based on a shortened 6.5 X .284 case and it is always an adventure getting the steps just right. This round is designed to fit a standard short action and still be able to seat a 140 vld in the proper location while getting a boost in performance over the 6.5 x47, 6.5 Creedmore and the 260 Rem. It holds 4 more grains than the 260 even though it is about the same length as the 6.5 Creedmore.

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