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Unread 09-13-2004, 11:34 PM
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Re: I know a secret...

Well, I'll bet on a 6.5 WSM from Win and Rem has the 6.8 SPC, right? So, I'll say if Win does a 2.5" case with the .555" base, we'll have some excellent fodder for the gunmags to spill ink about. A 416 or 458 in this config would win the hearts of qutie a few African dreamers, and give us all something to do with that Mauser action in the closet.

Remington is kind of stuck, case-wise, because they can't reasonably go any bigger, and to go smaller would be in some way to concede the idea that the RUM case is too big. It would be a trick to say the least, to pull off the successful marketing of a smaller case in 308-375 caliber without hurting their RUM sales.
And short actions have pretty much all they need or can take from the 308 case up to the WSM.

Maybe Remington will hype up a rifle built around the SPC, in a light "deer hunter" configuration. Maybe titanium.
A 110g (or whatever it is) at 2800fps from a 22" bbl, in a gun that weighs 6# all-up, for under $1k. That's marketable.
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Unread 09-13-2004, 11:48 PM
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Re: I know a secret...

Let's hope that one of these GIANTS has the common sense to make legitimate the 6.5/284 on the N. American continent. All other cartridges can wait! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-14-2004, 01:40 AM
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Re: I know a secret...

I would like to see a .33 or .35 SAUM from Remington with a HS-Stock, a SS fluted light weight tube and a titanium reciever with a total weight of like 5.25lb for under a 1000$ .35 SAUM would be so sweet [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I know, I know, I have a better chance in seeing GOD. It's nice to dream!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-14-2004, 09:15 AM
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Re: I know a secret...

Why doesnt Win grow a set and come out with a full size WSM case in a 6.5, 257, and 6mm and give some of us what we want. Smoking velocity. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-14-2004, 10:26 AM
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Re: I know a secret...

29 caliber, the world has waited long enough!
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Unread 09-15-2004, 03:35 AM
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Re: I know a secret...

I wished Winchester woulda pulled there head outta there butt and used the wsm case for the .257 instead of the wssm case. They woulda had another one sold. It would be right on the heels of a weatherby. Hopefully someone will come out with a super .25 magnum. Either a 25 wsm or 25 RUM would be awesome for deer. 100g at 4,000fps.
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Unread 09-15-2004, 10:32 AM
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Re: I know a secret...

You have a dandy sense of humor - you are correct, we really need a .29 caliber for something!! Maybe they could neck the .204 Hornady up to it [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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