Originally Posted by C.O. Shooter
Two guys at work recently sent there GAP rifles back to GAP for this conversion! I wish I would have seen this before my build! Only downside for me would be brass prep/steps. Caliber's We Load : Copper Creek Cartridge Co.
. Copper Creek loads for the 6.5 SAUM or 6.5 (4S). Two names for it!
Yep, it looks like it's going to be a very popular wildcat and would not be at all surprised if it get's standardized and SAAMI approved sooner rather than later.
The short magnums have been sorely lacking a 6.5 for too long and with the popularity of the short magnums in general it's really a no brainer.
If this does start gaining ground though you can bet Winchester will jump in hard and fast with their own standardized 6.5wsm.
I have one of my 7stw's that shoots the factory nosler ammo so well I'll just keep buying and feeding it with that and I'll never run out of good brass as a result so other than possibly the need to do some neck turning brass prep won't be a problem.
There used to be a custom brass maker out there that would make and custom stamp brass for you but I can't remember who it was. It was good brass as I remember though. If I get the 6.5 and can find them again maybe I'll get them to run me a couple of hundred for me and head stamp them "6.5STW.