Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


6.5 SAUM thoughts

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-21-2012, 09:56 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jax Fl.
Posts: 507
6.5 SAUM thoughts

I am thinking about building a 6.5-300 SAUM on a S/A 700 remington action I have. It has a Wyatt extended mag. box that will seat to 2.98 COL. It would be tight with a 6.5-284 loaded with 140gr. bullets so I was thinking about a SAUM case to build a 6.5 s/a rifle on. Anybody tried this? Any function or pressure sensitivity issues? 24" , 25" ,26" barrel ? Thinking 25" with six flutes on remington mag. sporter contour barrel. I will be taking apart a 7mm-08 cdfl that I'm bored with. It has over 2500 rounds through it so it's due for a new tube. I will need a new bolt I know already but can anyone point out anymore issues.
Reply With Quote

Unread 05-21-2012, 10:41 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 608
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

Built my 7mm saum on a SA Browning A Bolt with a 26 inch barrel. The mag length was the major problem, trying to seat the bullets out far enough to kiss the rifling made the cart. too long. We ended up stretching the mag to 3.20 and cheating the bolt stop just a llittle bit to get a couple of thou more travel. And all this worked out well.

The 7mm saum is easy to load for so I think a 6.5 saum will be easy also.
I'm currently using H 4831sc and MagPro with WLRM primers.

Good luck on your build
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2012, 03:44 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 158
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

Wont need Wyatt box on long action. 3230 max with140 with28 Inc rock.
Retumbo compressed h-1000 getting 3200 good luck
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2012, 04:08 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 124
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

A really good friend of mine had one built and i have the pleasure of shooting it on a Carribou trip last fall in Alaska. it is a sweet gun. I watched it center punch a Huge Carribou at 502 yards with 140gr VLD and get a complete pass thru, with a high shoulder shot.

Got my new long range shooter!!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2012, 07:28 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson,Nevada
Posts: 207
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

I don't know of any 6.5 SAUM load data but there is quite a bit for the 6.5 leopard which is a 270 WSM necked down to 6.5mm. I believe that Ernie Bishop (a member here) shoots a specialty pistol chambered for it.
NRA Benefactor Life Member
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2012, 09:31 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 95
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

I just did a 6.5-300wsm on a rem sa with a Wyatts box, throughted to touch the lands at a coal of 2.995 to fit the box. I shoot 140 vlds at 20 thou off the lands and it's been shooting 1/4 Moa at 100. To answer your question the saum is an even better fit for a sa rem, go for it if you want a sweet 6.5. I had a bunch of WSM brass and a reamer so I went the WSM route, otherwise I would have gone saum.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2012, 10:01 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Gillette, WY
Posts: 2,995
Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

My 6.5WSM is almost complete, i'm running a 30" Obermeyer with a Stiller S/A (i'm going to be rolling single shot with this one).

the 6.5RSAUM has a few advantages over the WSM:

With the reduced powder capacity, the RSAUM brass is better suited to the 6.5 bore (the WSM is severely overbore) & with Lapua beginning 7mmRSAUM brass production, I would have gone with the RSAUM in a heartbeat.

The RSAUM will meet the velocities of the larger WSM with less powder & also do so with increased bbl life (how much I can't say).

I vote for the RSAUM,

PS- you don't have to buy a new bolt if you don't want to, your 'smith can open the bolt face. The caveat being, depending on what your 'smith charges, it's usually a fairly negligible cost difference to order a new one piece PTG bolt with a better extractor, they usually fit better in your action as well.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 6.5 SAUM thoughts
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new set up, can i get thoughts? rocknwell The Basics, Starting Out 10 07-10-2011 04:11 PM
hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum no_wing_no_prayer04 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 9 04-15-2011 04:42 PM
270 saum 7mm saum 300 saum 338 ultra mag no_wing_no_prayer04 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 7 12-12-2010 07:11 PM
Rem model 7 laminate -7 saum/300 saum -$429 ol mike General Discussion 0 03-02-2007 05:48 PM
New 6.5-300 SAUM dies and 7mm SAUM brass dreal Guns For Sale 1 11-18-2005 10:03 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC