Here is a heads up on the new 6.5 SS. I received the barrel from Benchmark today only 43 days after I ordered it. Pretty good! Now if it will shoot
It is a 5 contour, 8 twist 5r stainless with 8 flutes. I have the reamer already from PTG and should have the go gauge soon. That is the only hold up as my smith is ready to chamber it ASAP. He is a 6.5 shooter and is quite anxious to see how this performs. My dies should be here from Whidden in about two weeks. I may have to drill out a 6.5x55 die and make a neck sizer out of it so I don't have to wait. The barrel will be finished at 26" and we expect to get 3200' with a 140. Also planning on 3000+ with the 160 Matrix. It should pack a long range punch with a .720 b.c.! Does anyone have an idea what I could use for a neck sizer since it has a .550" head?
This is my first 8 flute. I think I like it better than the 6......Rich