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Old 02-23-2004, 09:17 PM
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6.5 wildcat

I`m new here. I`m wanting to build a 6.5 on a magnum action. Remmington 700 action , 28-30 inch barrel, and Hs stock. Would a 300wm necked down to 6.5 work? I Was thinking 6/284 to start with but ran across a Sendero at a real deal.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:12 PM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

6.5 STW is pretty sweet and would work in that action, just a 7mm STW necked down(theres also a .264 Thor, basically the same thing only the neck was lengthened alittle bit and the shoulder angle was blown out to 35 degrees). Shoots really flat. Also check to see any responses to my other topic and really fast 6.5s, might find something there.
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:41 AM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

I use a 6.5/300 DTC Yuma that a 264 WIN mag with a long neck and tighter chamber than regular saami design that nice not too much barrel burner and no neeed of custom die with a good suplly of case from 300 win mag

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:28 AM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

6.5/300WSM is very popular. In fact, so popular that Lee now makes limited Production dies for it and this wildcat could only be a few years old.

Performance will be in the same league as the 6.5 Rem mag of old. A good high speed puppy that will be toasty on your throats.

The STW will certainly up the vel a bit but barrel life could be very limited.

Depends on what you want to do. If going for all out speed - go big, go home. If looking for a LR rig for hunting/varminting, the 6.5-284 or RSAUM or '06/Gibbs/AI would all work well. The WSM just gives you 100 to 200fps more poop. You could always get a long barrel and pick up the vel without increasing the barrel wear.

If 1000yd match shooting, the smaller cases like my Mystic, 6.5X55 and AI versions will also work just fine.

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Old 02-24-2004, 03:49 PM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

thanks for the replies. The gun would mainly be used for long range ground hogs and maybe deer. I have a custom 300wm that I use now for my long range varmint rifle. I was wanting a little smaller cal. with better ballistics.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:51 PM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

Deacon,

Ever consider a simple model like say a 6.5-06 AI. I can tell you it is excellent for pasture grizzlies and would really stomp a white tail as well.
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:03 AM
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Re: 6.5 wildcat

6.5 WSM is in the same class as 264 WIN mag that more powerfull than 6.5 REM ag even with seat out bullet

6.5 REM mag seem to comeback ( new run from Rem factory ? )

depend what you need top velocity for top velocity or top accuracy , I am very happy with my 6.5/300 Yuma

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