Originally Posted by MudRunner2005
You want ME to talk you out of anything with the letters "STW" behind it? Pffffft! You're barking up the wrong tree!
You've been around...You know what the barrel life will be like, but you also know the insane ballistics it's gonna have, and how hard it's gonna knock on some whitetials with a 140 VLD stuffed in it...
Now...Go order your barrel, and do what you gotta do, and post some dang pics in the STW section!
Well, you're no damned help!
I only know of a handful of guys who have ever had one and I don't think I've heard one of them say they regretted it.
On barrel life, I have my LR 260 so if I just want to shoot one of the 6.5's a lot and not worry about barrel life I've got that one covered.
I've also got my heart set on owning a custom 6.5x284 at some point and they have great barrel life compared to most of what I shoot so that's another high volume 6.5 I won't have to worry about.
To get the most out of this case I know that at some point I'll want to go to at least a 28" tube so I can really make them scream so even IF I shot this one out, I'd probably be over the addiction before I do the re barrel job...
Dang it, where's the 6.5 STW guys that wish they'd gone another way?