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6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-10-8

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:22 PM
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You're rifle looks great.
I built a 6.5 WSM a couple month's ago and have done a little testing.
Here is my rifle
REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter
I have been testing the 140gr. Hybrids and so far it likes 67gr Retumbo with a Fed. Mag match primers. 3.100 OAL. I used 270 Win. brass with the necks turned just to clean them up. I an getting ready to test different seating depths. My best group at 200 meters is .216 for 3 shots zipping at 3300 fps.
Keep us informed on how those bullets shoot.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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You're rifle looks great.
I built a 6.5 WSM a couple month's ago and have done a little testing.
Here is my rifle
REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter
I have been testing the 140gr. Hybrids and so far it likes 67gr Retumbo with a Fed. Mag match primers. 3.100 OAL. I used 270 Win. brass with the necks turned just to clean them up. I an getting ready to test different seating depths. My best group at 200 meters is .216 for 3 shots zipping at 3300 fps.
Keep us informed on how those bullets shoot.
Tarey

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to see you up and running. I have a box of 140 hybrids & two sample packs of 140 VLD's to try if the CEB's don't pan out. I know everyone is anxious to see how they do & wouldn't you believe it. I can't find my target pics anywhere, they must be on my other computer...

All 100yd test groups are <1moa with 2 of the 3 at or just above 1/2 moa... I am going to use my magneto speed next session (hopefully tomorrow) to determine whether or not I need to switch to a faster burning powder.


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Old 09-14-2012, 07:45 PM
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Re: 6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range

I found N570 the best in my 26" 6.5wsm, closely followed by Retumbo, then H1000.
I use Norma 270 wsm brass & 215 primers in a 700 action, Shillen barrel.
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That is simply a badass rig! What's your intended use?
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That is simply a badass rig! What's your intended use?

Thank you trebark, I've pretty dern happy about the finished product. I intend for it to be my LR deer/'lope rifle primarily... although I could see a Woof hunt soon...

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:34 AM
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Re: 6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-9-24

Ok fellas I was able to sneak out to the ranch yesterday for some more load development.

Case: Norma 270WSM
Primer: Fed 210M
Bullet: CEB 130 MTH_G05 LD-HPBT-MAX
Powder: VV-N570

5-shot velocity was right under 3400fps with zero pressure signs & a SD of 15fps. Not the best but this is with VIRGIN cases, I would expect that to shrink some with once fired cases. I know I can get more speed, but will it be as accurate?


I think we have a winner so far!

6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-10-8-6-5wsm-5-100.jpg





I was finally able to play with my new Magento-Speed as well... What a kick butt little unit! WAY easier to set up & use than a traditional chrony with the wires & sky screens.... I was worried that it might not pick up the Monometal bullets but am happy to report it worked just fine with the CEB's & TTSX's out of my father's 300Winmag. I'm sure someone will get all bent out of shape seeing something clamped to the barrel.... This is the second time I've shot this load, accuracy didn't change but there seems to be a 1/4moa shift in impact if memory recalls correctly.

6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-10-8-magnetospeed.jpg


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Outlaw,

Curious to know if that would effect the barrel harmonics?
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