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6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

 
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:31 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

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Old 10-08-2002, 11:50 PM
 
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

i have owned and shot ibs 1000 yd. matches with 6.5-284, 6.5-06imp. and 6.5-300 wsm. and the best results still come from the 6.5-06imp. barrel life is good and accuracy is great at 3150fps. to about 3300fps,Lapua make good 30-06 brass and 142 mks.,140 a-max or 147 gr.clinch river bullets all work good. i always shoot under 6" at a 1000yds.
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:50 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

Concur with comments on 6.5/06AI. I shoot 1000 yd BR with it also and love it. Easy to get 3050 fps and great accuracy. Did not mention it due to long action.

As far as the 6.5 WSSM my guess is that it will have velocity of 3000-3200 fps. Look at the 7mm WSM. Most people working with the 6.5 WSM have been working in those velocity ranges and I am sure that Winchester took that into account.

I would also guess that a 6mm WSSM is right behind or with it. Plus same velocity range with 105/107s.

PS Winchester has no intentions of contracting out to someone else for some "match" quality brass. So until Lapua or someone else makes it, you are into "pick and choose" with Winchester brass.
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:50 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

Concur with comments on 6.5/06AI. I shoot 1000 yd BR with it also and love it. Easy to get 3050 fps and great accuracy. Did not mention it due to long action.

As far as the 6.5 WSSM my guess is that it will have velocity of 3000-3200 fps. Look at the 7mm WSM. Most people working with the 6.5 WSM have been working in those velocity ranges and I am sure that Winchester took that into account.

I would also guess that a 6mm WSSM is right behind or with it. Plus same velocity range with 105/107s.

PS Winchester has no intentions of contracting out to someone else for some "match" quality brass. So until Lapua or someone else makes it, you are into "pick and choose" with Winchester brass.
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:32 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

What about a 6.5 Short Action Ultra Mag? That's a smaller case than a WSM...?
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Old 10-16-2002, 05:29 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 or 6.5-300 WSM

The 6.5WSM is still in it's infancy as a true bench rest cartridge. I have been talking to some of the top shooters at Williamsport and several of them are shooting this round with great success. There are many experiments being tried on the standard WSM and Rem SAUM cases and modified wsm cases. Actually, a fellow shot several very small groups in competition with reduced velocity loads, around 3,025fps which is achieved with less pressure than the 284 case. Probably the most bold statement I heard was that the new short mag cases would dominate 1,000 yard events in the near future. This statemment came from one of the best shooters out there.
Now, to make things even more interesting, you have the Winchester Super Short Magnums. They have a 243 and 223 version so far but Kiff is already making reamers for the 6.5-243. I do not know what the case capacity is of these little rounds but it sure seems interesting!
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