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6.5 SS (Sherman Shortmag)

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Unread 02-28-2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: 6.5 SS (Sherman Shortmag)

Elkaholic...

I also have Mr. Whidden making me dies for my wildcats 338 Wolverine and 375 Mjolnir.....

I too did not like the waiting period with the big ones you mentioned..

I really like your new 6.5mm concept, I have always questioned the 6.5 WSM short neck, this might just be the way to go, coupled with the Norma brass it looks really good...

I know exactly what you mean by changes Happen, I bet Mr. Kiff and the gals at PT&G are relieved all my reamers are finally in production... have been hassling them for the last four months with all my ideas and almost daily changes ... LOL !

do you know If I can convert my M96 Swedish Mauser to the 6.5 SS ? or is the case too fat and will require extensive modifications to make feed properly ? the Swede's box measures 3.234"
max inside length and your 6.5 Sherman won't work.... hoping to do a simple rechamber and slight mods then burn up the 1901 barrel to form brass and finally rebarrel with a 28" Brux 8.5 twist I have laying around
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    Elkaholic...

    I also have Mr. Whidden making me dies for my wildcats 338 Wolverine and 375 Mjolnir.....

    I too did not like the waiting period with the big ones you mentioned..

    I really like your new 6.5mm concept, I have always questioned the 6.5 WSM short neck, this might just be the way to go, coupled with the Norma brass it looks really good...

    I know exactly what you mean by changes Happen, I bet Mr. Kiff and the gals at PT&G are relieved all my reamers are finally in production... have been hassling them for the last four months with all my ideas and almost daily changes ... LOL !

    do you know If I can convert my M96 Swedish Mauser to the 6.5 SS ? or is the case too fat and will require extensive modifications to make feed properly ? the Swede's box measures 3.234"
    max inside length and your 6.5 Sherman won't work.... hoping to do a simple rechamber and slight mods then burn up the 1901 barrel to form brass and finally rebarrel with a 28" Brux 8.5 twist I have laying around
    I am not that familiar with the m96 as far as pressure, etc., but you have plenty of room in the box. You probably would have to modify the rails a little but I can't imagine that being a big deal. Don't get those gals too confused at PTG, you may have misprints for YEARS.......Rich
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    Any updates?
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    Any updates?
    My buddy has connected on a couple of critters with my SS, but I had a bad season for elk so don't have anything to report personally. I hope to do some deer hunting soon though. The wolves have pretty well ruined my elk hunting area. "Bigngreen" has had some sucess with his SS. I think he killed a bull at 820 yards.......Rich
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    Re: 6.5 SS (Sherman Shortmag)

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    My buddy has connected on a couple of critters with my SS, but I had a bad season for elk so don't have anything to report personally. I hope to do some deer hunting soon though. The wolves have pretty well ruined my elk hunting area. "Bigngreen" has had some sucess with his SS. I think he killed a bull at 820 yards.......Rich
    Now Rich, don't go tellin fairy tales.....You know good and well you have to have a .338 RUM or bigger to kill an elk beyond 500 yards...
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    now rich, don't go tellin fairy tales.....you know good and well you have to have a .338 rum or bigger to kill an elk beyond 500 yards... :d
    oops!
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    oops!
    Hahahaha!!!

    I'm still gonna get up with you, hopefully soon, about that 6.5 Sherman stuff.
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