That is interesting. It should be interesting to see how well RL33 pushes the 160's. When I do the 264 Montana I might sell the 6.5 WSM
Keep in mind I said "close" to the same speed Should end up screaming the 160's ~100-125fps slower than Georges 130 combo; albeit at much higher pressure.
"I, however, view ethics as an individual decision. My ethics are mine - and I won't explain or justify them to anyone else. I seek nobody's approval, just that of my own conscience. "
Anytime you push a 6.5 bullet with a big case they burn barrels; sometimes in as little as 500 to 700 rounds. Winchester even made there model 70 in 264 Win Mag available In stainless because they thought it might help all the complaining about throat wear. Now they are accurate and seem to really kill but the barrel life is bad. I would check out a 6.5 Creedmore or 6.4x47 if I wanted barrel life. I believe the velocity in these are good with a lot less powder. I have seen throats completely gone at 500 rounds in a 6.5x300 Weatherby. Alex Hoyer made from Lewistown Pa. made this case popular a long time ago. Guys around here have been shooting and hunting long range for over 50 years. Matt