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Re: 6.5wsm

I've got a 6.5 WSM that will launch a 140 gr bullet at 3200 fps out of my 26" barrel. I'm playing around with the 140 gr partition as my do it all load. Should be good all the way up to moose.
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    Re: 6.5wsm

    DWM,

    Your getting 3300 fps with the 140 in a 28" barrel????

    That seems pretty damn fast to me, especially considering that the 264 Win Mag will only get around 3200 fps and the 6.5mm STW will only get around 3300 fps.......

    Sounds like you either have a VERY special barrel or your pushing things a bit hard.
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    Re: 6.5wsm

    I'm at 2950 with 60 grains of 4831SC driving a 168 Berger and right at 3000 with 64 grains of H1000 driving a 180 Berger from my 7mm WSM.

    That would seem to be close to equivalent to 3200 on a 140 out of a 6.5 wouldn't it?

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    Re: 6.5wsm

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    One of the members on another forum I frequent,wssmzone.com is building a 6.5 WSSM rifle,one or two members own 6.5WSSM variations....one or two have the high-$$$ bolt-action pistols in those calibers,I believe....and someone there should be able to answer your questions.

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    Re: 6.5wsm

    Hey Kirby, good catch, I was working on a 130 Accubond load and must have posted that data. (close to 3300 fps)

    The 140 Berger is 3200+ fps though with H1000 in a 28 inch barrel. That sound more reasonable?

    Kirby, you have a 6.5 Allen Mag, right?
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    Re: 6.5wsm

    I have a 6.5 WSM in an XP that Kirby built. This handgun is extremely accurate and a pleasure to shoot with the brake. Kirby worked up a load pushing a Nosler 120 BT at 3005 fps from a 17 inch barrel. Kirby can give you a better idea of barrel life which is a factor if you're a high volume shooter. Now that I have had ample opportunity to shoot/hunt with this 6.5 WSM, I would not be without one. Kirby builds outstanding guns and this one is no exception. No, I don't get any commission :}
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    Re: 6.5wsm

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    DWM,

    Your getting 3300 fps with the 140 in a 28" barrel????

    That seems pretty damn fast to me, especially considering that the 264 Win Mag will only get around 3200 fps and the 6.5mm STW will only get around 3300 fps.......

    Sounds like you either have a VERY special barrel or your pushing things a bit hard.
    For what it's worth, I've just finished barrel break in and starting load development on my 6.5WSM in a 26" Broughton barrel (1-8 twist).
    With H1000, GM210M primers, Berger 140 grain hunting VLD bullets, max load for me with these components is at 67.5 grains ( I got the slightest sticky bolt lift at 67.5 grains on a couple of rounds but not on all at that charge). At 66 grains am getting 3120 fps.
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