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6.5 sherman shortmag field test

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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

I haven't been able to shoot the 6.5 for TOOOOO long but got a minute today and wanted to see what the velocity potential was in the SS. I loaded up some 160 blems that I had left with Norma brass, BR2 primer, 60 and 61 grains of Retumbo. The 60 grain load clocked @ 3006' on the " SPEEDNEATO" and the 61 grain load at 3040'. The 61 grain load was showing some bolt stiffness but the primer pockets were still tight and this was the eighth firing with this brass. This is some serious pop with a bullet near .700 b.c. in a true short action rifle with a 26" barrel. As soon as I get some more 160's, I want to work up some good long range accuracy loads and see what it will do. I really want to pop an elk at 1000+ with this combo. I may have to pack two rifles to the blind and shoot the far ones with the 30/375 S.I........Rich
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    I did the math today on JBM and with the 60 grain load, I get 3206 ft/lbs. at the muzzle and still have 1267 lbs. at 1000 yards and need 21.9 moa where I hunt.......Rich
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    Nice Rich! Thats only about 100 lbs behind our 30/375 S.I. At 1000 yards.
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

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    Nice Rich! Thats only about 100 lbs behind our 30/375 S.I. At 1000 yards.
    ME thinks not A 215 Berger at 3000' muzzle is still packing 1780........Rich
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    I guess i should have stated with the 210 alr.
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    I sure hope someone is going to pop a critter with this bad boy this fall. I want to see pics and hear the stories!

    Scot E.
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    Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

    I'm about ready for hunting season, got some annealed 140 Hybrids loaded and I'll be working up a load for some 140 CEB's in my 6.5 SS, it's all I have to hunt with this year now and I have a few wolf tags a couple elk and a hand full of deer to kill so it'll see some action
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