Re: anyone here have an opinion on the 6.5 stw?
I like the 6.5 calibers myself, although I don't actually own any (yet). I have been wanting to build a 6.5 Sherman and a .264 Wby Mag (.257 Wby necked up to 6.5) for quite a while.
I would look at the straight 7mm STW...Slightly less overbore than the 6.5, which means barrel life will be slightly better.
Not to mention the 7mm STW can push the big 180's to 3,000+ fps.
.264 WinMag would be the biggest 6.5 I'd go to retain any kind of barrel life, and about the largest I'd imagine before you reach the point of diminishing returns, based on bore size, case capacity, and velocity.
Despite the 6.5 STW not having the best barrel life, I've heard excellent things about it, as a caliber.
But that is just simply my opinion.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.