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

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: 6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-9-24

Outlaw, i just ran the ballistics, at 4000 ft and 60* you hit 1800 fps at 1470 yards with 941 ft lbs and 5.6 MOA of wind drift in a 10 mph wind!! Thats crazy!! It hits transonic velocity at 2280 yards!!!
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Looks like I might have to get some N-570 to trying in my new toy. I put together a 6.5-300 win mag. Friday night and shot it a bit this weekend. I throated it for 140 Amax's so that is what I'll be focusing on. It seemed to have a preference for Retumbo so I've loaded up some more and I'll probably shoot it in the morning. I was getting some erratic pressure signs because of too little neck clearance. I think PTG made my reamer a little tight so I lightly turn the necks.

Mine is a SS Rem. 700 action with a 28" Bartlein spiral fluted 8 twist Rem. Varm. contour. It's in a HS 5R stock with a Jewell triggers and a Zeiss 4.5x14.

One thing I noted about N-570, the kernel sizes are ENORMOUS. I was a little worried about powder bridging... didn't bother it though. Because of the shear size of the powder, I was concerned that i'd run out of room before & got enough pressure. It looks as though, with the bearing surface/boat tail junction set right at or slightly above the neck/shoulder junction N-570 seems to be just about perfect. It should yield max pressure right where powder compression starts to come into play.

I very seriously considered the 6.5-300WM & was headed that route when I got a rediculous deal on that short action.

I have the tools to turn necks and just don't like it what a PITA.
Good luck & let us know if that fixes the issue.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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Morning guys, I debated puting this in the Deer section but since this already established for me & peeps were lookin for kill pics, here you go. It took me over an hour to get into a position where I could take my shot (the sagebrush is kind tall ).

655 yards with the 130 G05 CEB, the terminal results I will post in another thread. Please excuse the cell phone picture... can't remember to bring everything I guess Go easy on me, I'm still teaching dad how to photograph lol

6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-10-8-tylers-muley2.jpg


Here's another,very nobby from the bases all the way to the first branch (hard on the hands).

6.5 WSM- First Day at The Range- **UPDATED-10-8-tylers-muley3.jpg


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

Very nice - congrats.

Post a link in this thread to your new 'terminal results' thread (and save me from having to search for it!)
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Very nice - congrats.

Post a link in this thread to your new 'terminal results' thread (and save me from having to search for it!)




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Terminal Performance of 6.5mm 130gr CEB - Page 3 - LongRangeHunting Online Magazine


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

TJ,

Nice job buddy. Glad to know your new rifle is working for you. We'll be finishing up your other project here very soon. Plan to have it done for this month's build list.

Again, congrats!

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TJ,

Nice job buddy. Glad to know your new rifle is working for you. We'll be finishing up your other project here very soon. Plan to have it done for this month's build list.

Again, congrats!

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Chad, did you get lost?! I thought you forgot about us poor folk here on LRH, we sure could use a couple build threads here.... not that you aren't busy enough. Yeah, the 6.5 sure kills errr "stuff"... Give me a call when you start my 7SAUM to discuss the details.


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