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6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

 
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:32 AM
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6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

What is everyone thoughts on the above mention caliber?? I've already my 7mm dakotacustom made and love and now im wanting something way different. I also thought about a 6.5-7mm Dakota. But i have no idea how to form the neck down. But would be willing to pay someone to do that.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:34 PM
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

Necking a case is simplistic. You get a set of 6.5 Dakota dies and that's the hardest part.

It's pretty simple stuff. Just 1 trip through the 6.5 Dakota die and then shoot it to full fire-form it, and you've got 6.5 Dakota brass.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:40 PM
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

So your saying go with the 6.5-7mm Dakota
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

No, you said you have a 7 Dakota, and you mentioned a 6.5 Dakota, and since you already have brass for the 7 Dakota, making a 6.5 Dakota would be as simple as buying some 6.5 bullets and a set of dies, and you already have everything else.

However, if you don't mind buying brass, the 6.5 STW is one hell of a performer, that is hard to beat.

The 6.5-300 WinMag is also a great one from what I have read.

I am debating on building a 7mm-300 WinMag just for fun because it will be right inbetween my 7RM's and my 7mmSTW.
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

Im really leaning toward the 6.5stw, 6.5-.300wby and the 6.5 Dakota. But i have read good reviews on the 6.5saum. Im wanting atleast 1000-1500 rounds out of barrel life reason being that will last my left time. Never read anyone doing a 6.5-7mm Dakota and not read much on the 6.5-.300wby either.
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

You are not likely to get 1000 rounds of barrel life out of the STW or WBY and probably a lot less. 1000 rounds or more should be very doable in the SAUM and RCM if you treat it well. Performance comes with a price. If you want high velocity it will usually cost you in barrel life and if you want barrel life it will usually cost you velocity.
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Re: 6.5 stw, 6.5-.300wtby, 6.5rsaum, or 6.5rcm.

On the 6.5 saum could iget atleast 3200fps with 140gr bergers and a 28" barrel
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