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Old 12-27-2009, 08:26 PM
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Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

Ok i want someone to talk me out of a 6.5mm STW. I have two 7mm STWs and am looking to do something with one of them. I already know that the barrel life will be short (600-800 rounds). Other than that talk me out of it.

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:33 PM
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Re: Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

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Ok i want someone to talke me out of a 6.5mm STW. I have two 7mm STWs and am looking to do something with one of them. I already know that the barrel life will be short (600-800 rounds). Other than that talk me out of it.
Why? Build it, shoot it, and have a ball with it. Do load development, and then hunt with it. 100 shots the first year, and then 25 per year after that, should last you at least 20yrs.

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:34 PM
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Re: Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

Don't do it !
Does that help. Seriously, thou, the 6.5 STw is a screamer, but you might get better barrel life out of a 264 WM and not give up much in the process.
I think the 7 STW is great, and would stick with what you got.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

Trueblue: i love my 7STW but the newest one i got was a steal and i will probably not use it over my Weatherby 7mm stw. The other one is a Rem 700 and i was just looking for something a little better ballistlcly than the 7mmstw.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

Hello,

Why should anybody try to talk you out of a rifle you want? If you already know how bad the 7mm STW is, in terms of barrel life, by the fact that you are planning to rebarrel it, you absolutely know that a 6.5 STW Barrels' throat will NOT last to 600-800 rounds.

So, assuming the barrel is a good one, and 'smithed properly you may have 500 rounds of ballistics that seem to violate known laws of physics. On a much much smaller scale I have owned 4 6mm-284's. One stood out with its Krieger 30 inch barrel and gave me 3,560 fps with the Sierra 105 grain bullet. I shot Rock chucks in Idaho with Rich Kayser and even he was surprised at how flat it shot and how little the wind affected it------for 460 rounds. Then a test over a chonograph showed it had dropped over 240 fps. In other words it was a loud 6mm Remington!

If you want it, get it made, and treasure each and every shot till 500!

Good Shooting to you,

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6.5mm-300 Win Mag

How about a 6.5mm-300 Win Mag. 3300 FPS with a 140gr. Would that be enough for you? I am at 3274 FPS with 79gr H870 & a 140gr Accubond out of a 24.5" 1-8 barrel.

Here is a 264 Win Mag & a 6.5mm-300 Win Mag side by side.



Here are some updated photos of my 6.5mm-300 Win Mag. It now sports a 4.5x14x40mm 1" DPLX with CDS. The stock will be painted in a spiderweb paint finish in the new year. I may have the barreled action powder coated also.











I like the fact that you can still seat the bullet out decent in a 3.600 mag well. I am at a COL of 3.550 right now. that leave enough room for seating a HPBT or A-Max if I so choose.
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Re: Someone talk me out of a 6.5mm STW

Don't do it... it will be too fast, flat and shoot too far....
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