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Old 05-09-2007, 05:15 PM
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finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

ok after alot of trial and error I finaly loaded my first LR hunting loads for the 6.5 gibbs. after turning the necks and reworking bullet seating many times I came up with the following
rem cases, fed 210m primers, 61 gr of re22, and a 140 gr a-max
mv is a surprising 3350 fps, sighted in at 300 my 500 yd drop is 3.75 MOA, at 1k its 17 moa. After 5 months of working with this thing Its finaly coming around, the man that built it did tell me pressures would drop as more rounds went downrange till it round count was approx 200 rds.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:57 PM
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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

That's flat shooting.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:20 PM
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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

Refresh my memory, but what exactly is the Gibbs cartridge line? Whats the parent case and any altering changes?? Sounds like a very good 6.5" caliber for LR targets/deer for sure.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:50 AM
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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

270 win is the parent case, the shoulder is moved forewardfar enough to allow a .308 neck and sharpened to 35-40 degrees, don't know which. here's a pic of the gibbs and its parent

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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

JS,
I knew it would work out. You are getting 100fps more than me with 1 full grain less RE22.
What are the groups looking like?
Is the brass holding up to several loadings?
Wait till you see what it does to a deer. It is just magical.
Congrats.
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:07 AM
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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

I like it!!

Good work, great patience. It sure looks like 1K plus muley cartridge and should do well on ol wapiti out there a ways also.

Good huntin'!
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:35 AM
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Re: finaly finished the 6.5 gibbs

So pretty much, its like a 6.5-06 AI right?? Maybe on steroids even more so??
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