outlaw do you know chuck at macs gunworks out on hoe creek rd ?
he does the 6.5 short mag in both rifle and large pistols.
he didnt build mine but tuned it up for me.
mines on a lefty savage mod. 11 which had been a 243.
it looks all original excepet a sharpshooter trigger a 26" brux barrel and of coarse bolt face and magazine parts.
it was intended as a carrying type gun. the magazine however has been
somewhat of a nightmare.
it shoots about everything i feed it very well. 140 smks are slightly better
than 140 bergers in that gun. lighter bullets shoot very well also.
3" groups at 400 yds are easy even for me.
ive gotten best results with rl22 and 7828. h1000 isnt as good in my gun.
3250 range seems to be the best for all round performance in mine with 140s.
at this point im frankly sorry i did it on that action. that due to the magazine.
i wish i had used a 300 wsm
action to start with. im thinking that would have
solved the feed issues.