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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

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Is there another thread with the rifle and case pics?
Yes, "6.5 SS final design"
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    Good to see you up and running, finally


    4831 is looking good so far, a little tweaking should tighten that right up. I've been running the 210 in the 6.5wsm exclusively, powder charges run over 60 grains even with the 160 matrix.

    Have either of you gents taken a critter with the 142 Matrix?


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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

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    Good to see you up and running, finally


    4831 is looking good so far, a little tweaking should tighten that right up. I've been running the 210 in the 6.5wsm exclusively, powder charges run over 60 grains even with the 160 matrix.

    Have either of you gents taken a critter with the 142 Matrix?


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    I just got the Matrix a while back so haven't shot anything but paper so far. I don't think Rhian has either but he has shot the 165 Matrix in his .270 WSM and punched a few critters with good success I'm told...Rich
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    Finally got a break from work and was able to shoot a group in the rain yesterday using H1000 for the first time. I have not done any developement yet but I think this powder will show some good results with a little tweaking. They were loaded to the lands and fit nicely in the Remmy 700 box. The bullet is the 142 Matrix......rich6.5 sherman shortmag field test-dscf0580.jpg

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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    In your first pictures, you have COAL as 3.820" and in your last picture COAL is 2.820". The correct COAL is 2.820" right? Or else you have created the longest short action cartridge ever!
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

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    In your first pictures, you have COAL as 3.820" and in your last picture COAL is 2.820". The correct COAL is 2.820" right? Or else you have created the longest short action cartridge ever!
    You are correct Thanks for keeping me in line.....Rich
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    I thought this was a rather interesting and revealing comparison. L to R are 300 RUM, 300 WSM and 6.5 SS. The velocities listed are max from a 26" barrel from the Berger manual and actual chrono data from the 6.5 SS. The only actual Berger in the pic is a 185 in the 300 WSM.6.5 sherman shortmag field test-dscf0583.jpg
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