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6.5 SAUM thoughts

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Unread 05-22-2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

I will go with a new bolt. I am looking at PTG's bolts and would love to get some opinion on extractor styles. I plan on having the action trued up when I send it to Pac-Nor for a barrel. I want to buy my own reamer to have around as I'm sure it will eat barrels. Pac-nor doesn't show it on their wildcat list so I'm buying it anyway. Btw who is the best source for reamers , PTG ? I am thinking of blank dies cut with my reamer but as this will be my first wildcat rifle I don't know what is best practice. Custom from Redding or cut from blank dies. This will be my every day deer rifle so I don't want too long of a barrel. 25" is splitting the difference of 24" and 26" barrel length. I am wanting a little over 3000fps and don't know if I will get that in a 24" barrel without jacking the pressure up. I want 3000fps to max 3100fps . 3000-3025 is what I want and have it fall into the accuracy range. Mostly don't want to burn up brass and barrels or overdrive hunting bullets and have them fail at close range. I shoot 10 to 12 deer every year and 9 out of ten are within 50 to 70 yards. One or two a year are over 200yds every year. Got a 9pt last year at 383yds over a clearcut and passed on a buck at @ 500yds due to wind. Nothing like being 45' up a pine getting frequent flier miles and trying to shoot.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: 6.5 SAUM thoughts

PT&G is the one stop shop for your reamer & bolt. My recommendation for extractors is the M-16, I have some of the factory Rem extractors, I have Sako extractors & I have M-16 extractors. Had I known then what I know now, I would have never gone with the Sako & have zero intention of owning one again. I believe the M-16 offers the best of all worlds, more positive extraction than the Rem style & is pinned in place unlike the Sako. How can you lose?

26" would be my recommended minimum for that cartridge... 28" would be better. Can you achieve your goal velocity? Yeah, probably....
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