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Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

 
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:46 AM
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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

I use Hornady & Nosler brass in a couple of short action cartridges. Given a choice, i'll take the Hornady. Not quite as consistent maybe but stronger IMHO. The Norma brass I use in the 6.5WSM is pretty dern consistent but kinda soft compared to the Hornady Lazzeroni brass I use IMHO (keeps me out of trouble I guess ).

Hornady has stepped up their game, hats off to them. I'm not trying to say Norma/Nosler is bad because it's not. Just stating my preference in the short action & short mag cartridges.

Mark,

I think you will see a lot less fouling in your new custom barrels. I've had good accuracy with factory barrels but have always gotten more fouling. I'd like to hear your results when you get a chance to share.

Where are you with getting your new rigs put back together?


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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

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I use Hornady & Nosler brass in a couple of short action cartridges. Given a choice, i'll take the Hornady. Not quite as consistent maybe but stronger IMHO. The Norma brass I use in the 6.5WSM is pretty dern consistent but kinda soft compared to the Hornady Lazzeroni brass I use IMHO (keeps me out of trouble I guess ).

Hornady has stepped up their game, hats off to them. I'm not trying to say Norma/Nosler is bad because it's not. Just stating my preference in the short action & short mag cartridges.

Mark,

I think you will see a lot less fouling in your new custom barrels. I've had good accuracy with factory barrels but have always gotten more fouling. I'd like to hear your results when you get a chance to share.

Where are you with getting your new rigs put back together?


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Tyler,

Still gotta get them to the smith

I'll will post results when I get them back and shooting... hopefully they are good results
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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

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Tyler,

Still gotta get them to the smith

I'll will post results when I get them back and shooting... hopefully they are good results


You're killing me smalls! Some times I think i'm more excited about them than you are


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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

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You're killing me smalls! Some times I think i'm more excited about them than you are


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Yeah, yeah I know

Heck, I'm gonna have a busy fall and might be lucky enough to get a week of hunting in. Gotta a couple of months of work up in Medicine Lake to do. I should take a rifle with me!
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:28 PM
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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

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Man, I sure wish they'd make a quick run of 6.5 SS brass...

Do yall know if RCBS can make dies for it? Or is it still a completely custom die thing?
I have a deal with Whidden to produce custom dies. They are top quality bushing/micrometer set that I can get in two months......Rich
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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

The 300 SAUM Norma brass is working out GREAT for me! The primer pockets stay very tight and the brass is very consistent and easy to work. Also, it holds an extra 1 1/2 grains over the Rem case. Go figure? I have been thinking about producing headstamp brass but need to have enough interest. Maybe after seeing some of the results from this sweet little case that thinks it BIG and fits nicely in a short action, who knows.......Rich
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Re: Performance of 6.5 SS and 140gr Cutting Edge bullets.

Kinda looks like about next spring Rhian will be sticking one of those things together for me.

That's my indication of interest.
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