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Old 06-01-2014, 06:51 PM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

I thought I would update a little on the SS. We have been testing RL 33 with some pretty impressive results. I have been shooting 65 grains behind a 150 Matrix for 3160' accurately. I bumped the load up to 67 today just to see what was possible. The load is pretty compressed, but doesn't push the bullet out. It left a little extractor mark on one of the two rounds I fired with an avg. velocity of 3238'. .........Rich
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:56 AM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

It's been some time since it's initial field testing. Any new data? It's such a nice cartridge I'm anxious for any news on its developements.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:27 AM
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It's been some time since it's initial field testing. Any new data? It's such a nice cartridge I'm anxious for any news on its developements.
I haven't had time to do too much lately, but stay tuned. There is a gun review video coming soon on the 6.5 SS. Also, I am considering adding a 7mm SS soon which should push the 180's at around 2900'. I also have a 300 SS proto that that should shoot the 215 Bergers close to 2850' with a coal of well under 3". The 7 SS also will be under 3" with the 180 Bergers......Rich
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:02 PM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

You know Rich, Marshall has a 190 VLD that begs to be shot out of a 7mm short action! I played with it a bit in my 284 but was having barrel issues, now that is worked out I will be getting back to load testing soon.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:15 AM
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You know Rich, Marshall has a 190 VLD that begs to be shot out of a 7mm short action! I played with it a bit in my 284 but was having barrel issues, now that is worked out I will be getting back to load testing soon.
Yes, I knew he did. Be sure to post some results when you get a chance.........thanks/Rich
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:13 AM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

Chiming in. Hey Rich thanks for the pm glad that the dies are in. I like you am in my busy season of work. Contacting. Sound familiar. I, or should I say my smith, is still making progress on the new SS build. All my pieces parts are here. What is the status on the reamer & guage rental? I'd like to get them headed this a way along with the set of dies that you set aside for me. Can you pm me your address & I'll "show you the money". Thx, Kevin
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:37 PM
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Re: 6.5 sherman shortmag field test

The 190 matrix shot very well for me in a 7 mag but I was told that the jacket has been made thicker on these so that target shooters wouldn't have them come apart and hence probably not that great for hunting
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