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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:45 PM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

Thanks Rich, I'm sure your cartridge will be a good one also. We feel like the 6.5 BPX has performed as we hoped to this point. We maybe even surprised a few guys out there that were sure the case couldn't perform as Steve had stated!! I'm happy with the results since I was shooting for 3000 fps when I designed the case. Quickload had Steve convinced that it could do more and it turns out he was right!!!

We appreciate all of you that have followed this thread!!! ------ RHB
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    Unread 03-06-2013, 06:45 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

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    North of 53, If I used the 6.5x55 to shorten, it would then become similar to a 6.5 Creedmore which has readily available brass. 6.5- 284 brass is a fair amount larger in diameter .500 compared to the 55 which is .480 at the web, and the creedmore at .473. Not enough difference to be worth all the work!! The 6.5 BPX holds 7 or 8 grains more powder than the Creedmore. --- RHB
    Thank you, that makes sense to me. I look forward to 6.5 BPX making its way out to the shooting world so we can give it a try.
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

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    Thanks Rich, I'm sure your cartridge will be a good one also. We feel like the 6.5 BPX has performed as we hoped to this point. We maybe even surprised a few guys out there that were sure the case couldn't perform as Steve had stated!! I'm happy with the results since I was shooting for 3000 fps when I designed the case. Quickload had Steve convinced that it could do more and it turns out he was right!!!

    We appreciate all of you that have followed this thread!!! ------ RHB
    Actually, I was one of the guys that had serious doubts as to whether you would achieve that kind of velocity.......Rich
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    Unread 03-07-2013, 01:36 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    I like to hear everything I am reading but I have questions.

    Are you going to make your reamer and gauges available?

    What are you doing for a size die? I would like to have a busing die. What would happen if you took a 6.5 - 284 size die and turned the bottom off of it with a carbide blade? Would a shortened 6.5 - 284 Redding bushing die size your cases?
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    Unread 03-08-2013, 10:04 AM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    65 WSM

    I don't remember how many sizing dies I made Roland but I believe it was done in four steps.
    The problem is not how to push the shoulder back it is what to do with all the brass in the neck and keep it uniform and straight.
    We will keep trying to come up with a way to make the brass but we would also like to maybe offer a top of the line, light weight rifle with the brass and loaded rounds included in the custom build package.
    It looks like it fills a void pushing 140 just over 3000 and we feel maybe there is a need for such a rifle.
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    Unread 03-08-2013, 12:33 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

    65WSM, Steve made the finish sizing die with a resize reamer and a Newlon die blank. It is a bushing die.The seating die is a Forster Ultra seater reamed with the finish reamer.

    The brass is hard, and slow to make as Steve said. There is about 33 hrs work per 100 pcs to get them to the fire form stage. I don't think there's anyone that would be willing to pay $135 for new6.5x284 Lapua brass plus 33 hrs of labor costs for enough brass to do a build !! I also can't afford to spend that many hrs on brass when there is a ton of work to be done in the shop!! We're in the process of figuring out a way to speed up the production of brass to the point that we can offer it to the public in the form of us doing the complete build.

    I doubt we will be renting out the reamers and just selling brass.----- RHB
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    Unread 03-08-2013, 04:08 PM
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    Re: New 6.5 Idea

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    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.

    I like it...I like it! I was thinking of reworking my HB .260 after I get my 25-06AI nailed down and load(s) for it.

    Taking the basic .260 and lengthening the neck just a tad...blowing the shoulder out to approx the angle you have in yours. In other words the same design you have but without the "fat body" of the .284. I'll be watching your postings!
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