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Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

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Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

aside from the NEGATIVE publicity received from previous WSSM owners and non-owners.....several things to keep in mind.

1. On the 25 WSSM, case necks are from 0.020" - 0.021" THICK!

I got a Forster bump/bushing die from Sinclair..turn my neck's down and use the appropriate sized bushing for 0.002" neck tension.

2. I anneal my brass to keep from work hardening the necks/shoulder.

3. From speaking with other's..some have gotten (20) reloads on one case...one good consequence of the thick brass...

4. I can achieve nearly 6.5 - 284 velocities with less powder and subsequently will see longer barrel life.


My goal was not to shoot sanctioned 1000 yard matches....but rather to shoot live furry varmints at "extreme" ranges!!

BTW...there is a fella who won the 2005 1000 yard World Open with a 6.5-25WSSM.


Heck...you can pick up used WSSM rifles [Super Shadow] for under $350.....and start from there...
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    Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

    This is sounding like my next custom rifle project!!! Thanks

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    Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

    yes indeed Brent!

    btw on a side note...sent you a PM...any chance you could measure the length on one of those .308 Hornady 178 gr. A-MAX's...

    thanks...........need it for my Quick Loads..


    got it..thanks...

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    Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

    "4. I can achieve nearly 6.5 - 284 velocities with less powder and subsequently will see longer barrel life."


    Maybe, but I would think you will have to go to higher pressures to do it. Negating any advantage for barrel life.

    Nevertheless I like the round and rifle set up.
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    Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

    well...last Sunday morning was definitely BETTER as far as wind conditions was concerned....still read 7 - 10 mph quartering to broadside from righ to left.

    This group was the 15th to 24th shots:

    fire-formed brass, 0.002" neck tension


    The far flier was wind-induced [8th shot], the closer flier was MY FAULT...the other (8) went into the same hole!!


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    Nice.....Very Nice.

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    Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

    I've been contemplating a 6.5 for my next rifle. This is looking pretty nice.

    Question: Maybe I missed it but why are you not using .243WSSM brass? Is it because the .223WSSM brass has thicker necks?
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