Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Sweet looking rifle! Probably the most powerful 6.5 on the planet.
Don't know about that, there are a couple of fire breathing 6.5 dragons out there, ( hey wow...awesome name for my next project ! 500 Jeffery necked down to 6.5 = 6.5 Dragon ?, 6.5 Smaug ?? )
We have the 6.5 Ultra Cat (6.5 Rum) 6.5 AM and the almost identical 6.5 Osprey Mag,
6.5 Osprey Mag Photo
the real difference in that one is the case head is turned/ rebated, less body taper and shorter neck .. ie more capacity, most likely a few more grains than my wildcat , is it needed in this case with such a skinny bullet ? why not ? somebody has to move the boulders offa the road for the rest to follow, right ?
it works for the guy who came up with it, I don't see why not, The rebated case head is similar scenario with the 284 Win case and 500 Jeffery ! I'm liking the Idea of not having to alter the boltface in a Rem Mag action, gotta check it out to see how it works ! We need to keep pushing at all times and the manufacturers will eventually offer us heavier higher bc bullets, demand sells !
I've posted all my wildcat cartridge dimensions and will do so again, nothing glamourous or innovative in Frankensteining an existing cartridge case , don't see why guys are so secretive about shoulder angle, neck length and blah, blah, blah .... it is still a tweaked version of the original, not a new design by a long shot ! ha .. pun intended ! after the shooting is done look on the bottom of the case head, what does it say ?
these are the dimensions for my 6.5 Prometheus , if they appear funky that is because I wanted a longer than usual neck for a 6.5 and also it had to fit, feed and cycle properly through the AICS cip 5 round magazines without having to seat the bullets below the base of the neck impacting powder space ..