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Unread 12-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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6.5-300rum

Tried a search and couldn't find any matches.

Aside from being very overbore, would like to hear thoughts on this. Barrel length, twist, etc.

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    Re: 6.5-300rum

    Building this rifle might make you the poster child for short barrel life.

    But if you know that going in, why not build it? It will be a laser for sure...
    for as long as it lasts.
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    Re: 6.5-300rum

    The 6.5 Allen Magnum is based on the 338RUM case IIRC. Which is shorter than the 300 RUM. Try this:

    6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!


    If that's what you're after, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Properly treated it can still last quite a while.


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    Re: 6.5-300rum

    I would definatly have the barrel nitraded, should increase barrel life considerably. I know you probably want to shoot heavy bullets out of it but man would a 100 grain NBT or ttsx at 4100-4150 fps blow the life out of deer!

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    Re: 6.5-300rum

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    I would definatly have the barrel nitraded, should increase barrel life considerably. I know you probably want to shoot heavy bullets out of it but man would a 100 grain NBT or ttsx at 4100-4150 fps blow the life out of deer!

    Riley

    It would help for sure. The only downside I see is, my 'smith told me flat out that after nitriding a barrel he will not set them back. When it's toast, it's garbage.


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    Re: 6.5-300rum

    Good point, i guess it would be so hard after that it would be a royal PITA to machine.
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    Re: 6.5-300rum

    I was looking at the 257 rum for about long enough to sneeze a few years ago, but as I had to trade my 7rum at 600 shots because of wear, I thought better of it and stayed away. The throuble is I'm wanting another 7 rum as a dedicated 140 grain bullet tosser. I need to work with 130-140 grain pills with my 7stw more before I play the rum game though.
    If I were you I'd look at the 6.5 stw as it can be made from a rem or win in 264 without playing with the action; you only need to re-ream the chamber.
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