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New 6.5 Idea

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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:47 PM
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New 6.5 Idea

Just thought I would post a preview of a round I and 7mmRHB have been working on. We were looking for a true short action round that would fit standard magazine boxes but get 140 Bergers up and running and still have mild recoil without jumping to the extreme of a 6.5 WSM.
We started with Lapua 6.5-284 brass and went from there, we ended up with a perfect powder charge easily pushing 140 Bergers 3000-3100 with low pressures. The bearing surface of the bullets stays above the neck and shoulder junction, and with a nice long neck you could push the bullets out futher say a Wyatts Extended Box but we think its not necessary. We have just started testng so I'm jumping the gun a little bit, but I had a little time to kill so heres a preview.
More pictures and information to follow.
Left to Right 6.5-284, our Wildcat, 6.5x47 Lapua, 6.5 Creedmore, 260 Remington.
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    You have my attention..........
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 11:06 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    How many grains of ??? are you using? with the 140s at 3000-3100fps
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 11:14 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    Did you come up with a name yet? 6.5.........?
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - 6.5x284 Build Thread - 6.5x284 Ongoing Shooting Thread - 338 Lapua Build Thread
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 11:17 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    Fancy. I'm in the process of a 6.5 SAUM so this peaks my interest as well.
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 11:34 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    I'm looking at building a 6.5x284 now.... Maybe I should wait??
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 11:42 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    So you REDUCED case capacity, REDUCED pressures, and INCREASED velocity? Pardon my cynicism, but I am waving my BS flag. There is no way that all three of those things can be true.
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