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Old 04-25-2012, 10:09 PM
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The 6.5 WSM is as good as the bullets available for the job you intend. I build long range hunting rifles. The 130 gr Accubond is excellent. I have not had the Barnes tipped or untipped and Sciroccos shoot as accurately but are certainly acceptable. I have an 8 twist barrel on the way but have only shot 9 twist so far. The new Krieger will allow me to work with 140 gr VLD custom and target bullets.

I like to shoot the 85 gr Sierra for a reduced recoil varmint bullet. It seems to perform without even being close to the lands. I like to use Accurate 5744 with reduced loads in the 2400 to 2700 range.

I have a 6.5 X284 and have had 3 - .264 Win Mag barrels. The 6.5 X 284 with a similar barrel and 56.6gr of VV N-560 will push 130 ABs to just as fast as a 6.5 WSM case full of Retumbo (4.45 grams), 3290 fps (26 inch Barrel). I would expect the longer neck of the 6.5 - '06 to add throat life and shoot just as fast. I would choose the Ackley 40 degree shoulder for the '06 version. The 6.5 Remington Magnum filled with N-560 should be great but you have to use Remington brass. Preping Remington brass would not be my favorite activity.

I hope that helps you put the 6.5 WSM in perspective. I have seen exactly 3 of these all from my reamer. I have tried about a dozen powders including the new Magnum, MagPro, 4000MR and Superperformance. Retumbo is more accurate and has a broader pressure curve. Magnum is just as fast but is less accurate for some reason, probably ignition issues. ?
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Try Retumbo. I can get 3200 out of a 26" with my 300 Sherman. Accuracy and case life are a lot better around 3150' though......Rich
Just re read my post and of course I meant my 6.5 Sherman, not the 300.......rich
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Re: 6.5wsm

What cartridge overall length are you guys loading the 6.5 WSM to with the 139-142gr bullets?
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What cartridge overall length are you guys loading the 6.5 WSM to with the 139-142gr bullets?

I am set to run right at 3.100 IIRC.
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I really want a good 6.5 was wondering why no one is building a wsm in a 6.5. Dose this combo just not work out or what. It seems to me that this would be a great round, But it dose not get any of the press a lot of these other wildcat get and I was just wondering why. How fast also do you think you could push a 140 out of this round 3250?
I built a 6.5 WSM from a REM 700 7MM action, Norma 270 WSM brass, a BRUX 30" bbl, very tight neck, i turn the necks down .003.
Loading dat: 107gr Sierra MK with 69.3 gr H1000, Vel 3415. .010 off the LANDs, No pressure signs.
142 SMKs 63gr H1000 Vel 3150
Very effective long range (1000 yd) round!
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]BTW that line on that case is apparently from my die as it was a unfired case.
I'm guessing that line is from the rounds being polished by the insert in your cartridge box. I was musing over that one day on my cases.
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I'm guessing that line is from the rounds being polished by the insert in your cartridge box. I was musing over that one day on my cases.
Yea we figured that out. BTW thanks for the fast shipping and delivery on the stock I received today.
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