Re: McWhorter Rifles 6.5 Wby Mag.!!
Originally Posted by jbroadnax
Somewhere along the way, the whole point was missed. It's not about performance. It is all about ACCURACY. Tim is all about accurate rifles shooting the most accurate cartridges. Allan is saying that the 6.5 wby is proving to be incredibly consistent. Reamer is set "right" to eliminate the freebore. Every rifle built so far is a 1/4" inch shooter with little or no change powder charge.
IF he can make the 6.5 wby shoot that good, I assure you hae could make a 264 winnie or a 7stw or a 300 RUM shoot that good.
There is nothing special about the 6.5 in question. Some cartridges may be more inherently accurate yes, but 80+% of it is in the barrel. All else being equal the accuracy AND velocity difference between the 6.5 wby and the 264 is nada. You are the one missing the point here.
Not trying to be a hard nose, just calling it how it is.
If the 6.5 wby just does it for you than my hats off to you. We all have our favoraites. Just be aware that there is no magic in any cartridge. All have their good points and downfalls. The 6.5 wby just isnt the next best thing since sliced bread. Come to think of it, there isnt a cartridge that is. Good smithing and good barrels make good rifles. Not pixie dust.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Last edited by Michael Eichele; 07-12-2009 at 09:34 PM.