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Old 04-05-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

Heh heh wondered how long it would take before a 338 was thrown in the discussion.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:59 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

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Heh heh wondered how long it would take before a 338 was thrown in the discussion.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the 6.5 is an awesome caliber. But if you are going to overbore it with a RUM or STW case then in my mind the juice isnt worth the squeeze. Yes you will have flatter trajectories... but drop is the easiest thing to account for when shooting at long range. Its wind that is the game changer and a higher BC bullet wins that game. The 338 is also an awesome caliber, but topping it off on top of a 408 cheytec case is not efficent. Looks cool and is lazer fast, but for anyone on a regular income its just not economic. I just think that if money or barrel life is a concern look into a different caliber. But if it isnt, then build the fastest 6.5 and
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:27 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, the 6.5 is an awesome caliber. But if you are going to overbore it with a RUM or STW case then in my mind the juice isnt worth the squeeze. Yes you will have flatter trajectories... but drop is the easiest thing to account for when shooting at long range. Its wind that is the game changer and a higher BC bullet wins that game. The 338 is also an awesome caliber, but topping it off on top of a 408 cheytec case is not efficent. Looks cool and is lazer fast, but for anyone on a regular income its just not economic. I just think that if money or barrel life is a concern look into a different caliber. But if it isnt, then build the fastest 6.5 and
The Sherman is an '06 size case and that is why I said it would be difficult to beat this combination with a .720 b.c. bullet at 3050'. Sure a .338 will hit harder. So will a 50 BMG! My point is, for a 6.5, this is pretty hard to beat. Then there is recoil, cost to shoot, etc, etc........Rich
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:34 PM
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So do those over bore 6.5s have the same recoil as the original cartridge? I assume it is a bit less. I think for a guy only shooting 200 rounds per year they would be ok, right?
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:48 PM
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So do those over bore 6.5s have the same recoil as the original cartridge? I assume it is a bit less. I think for a guy only shooting 200 rounds per year they would be ok, right?
200 rounds a year in a 6.5 RUM would probably give you about a year of shooting before you rebarreled.......Rich
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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Oh wow, uh, well, dang. I was going to build a wild 6.5 for my outfitter buddy so we had an Extended Long Range rifle and my 6.5 would be good for the closer stuff, less than 1500. But man with low round counts like that, no beuno.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:50 AM
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I built a 6.5-270 WSM and they say if you don't get the barrel real hot it should go 900 rds.
So far during testing I have been able to push 140 gr A Max's at 3300 fps and the 120 gr Barnes TTSX's at 3600 fps out of a 30 inch tube.
There is a guy on this site that had his barrel Melonited and he has over 1200 rds thru it and still going strong. After I start seeing throat erosion I am going to cut it off and rechamber it and get it Melonited.
I think the 6.5 WSM is a good choice for what you want.
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