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Unread 01-08-2010, 04:23 PM
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6.5 wsm

Does anyone have experience in 6,5 wsm accuracy at long range shooting?

Im planning inn built one rifle on this caliber-
Ill use Barnes and Nosler in 120-130 range bullets

Thank you all

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Unread 01-08-2010, 04:43 PM
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Re: 6.5 wsm

Since your starting your build you might consider the 6.5 of off the 7mm RSAUM as your cartridge.. I haven't seen a 6.5 WSM on the range, but I did shot with a fellow who sported a 6.5 RSAUM... {1k shooting} an it was very impressive. It would seem like the RSAUM might have a little better neck, for necking down, as well as holding the bullet. In either case {both cartridges being close to ballistic twines along with the {6.5 Remington Magnum one of my all time favorites} it should be a smoking cartridge. As a side note; at full throttle they are a little mean to the barrels, as a match rifle.

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Unread 01-08-2010, 06:42 PM
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Re: 6.5 wsm

You might want to check on a couple of your custom barrel makers to see which of them have the 6.5/300 WSM reamer on hand. Then you could buy your barrel chambered and save a slug of $$.

This caliber has always interested me. It's on my favorites list.
One day my 270 WSM will head this direction.

If you search this forum for 6.5wsm you'll find old posts.

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Unread 01-08-2010, 07:19 PM
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Re: 6.5 wsm

If you are wanting to shoot past 500 yards I would suggest a 1 in 8" twist barrel so you can shoot the Berger or JLK VLD 140 gr bullets. They have a much higher ballistic coefficient and will be much better downrange performers in flatter trajectory, retained energy and most importantly decreased wind drift.
I have a 6.5 WSM and love it. In a 26" barrel you can get 3100-3200 fps with a 140 gr bullet. Lee makes 6.5-300 WSM dies for regular price. They would be a good starter set.
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