I am having all sorts of trouble finding a new bolt for this gun.[/QUOTE]
OK, I hear the magnum-faced bolt from a 300 WSM. Why not try a 6.5 WSM?
Every one that I have heard about on this board has been a good shooter and not so finicky to load as a 6.5 WSSM.
I'm thinking of building a 6.5 WSM when I burn out the barrel of my
Got my 150's up to 3155 fps. How long can this last?
I have not tried the 6.5 WSM, so I can't speek for it, but the 6.5 WSSM was probably the easiest round I have ever loaded for. Fed 210 primers, and Berger 140 VLD's. H4831.....pick your speed. I tried a few different powders after the H4831, but they were a waist of time...H4831 just flat out worked.
I picked the WSSM because of the BBL life issue....in comp the 6.5 WSM is very hard on tubes.....BUT.....This is not competition......it is hunting....so..bbl life may not be an issue for you. If it is not an issue, the added FPS the bigger WSM case gives you would be great for LRH!!!
Again, just my .02 worth