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Old 01-29-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

Another one of RHB guys brought over an 300/700 dakota reamer and said is was as close to the 7mmRHB as he could get but without all the brass work. I chambered a couple of those rifles and I thought they were a nice rilfe for those big heavy 7's they both shot really well and would be a good choice for 190-200 gr bullets. I think RHB had a hand in that one also.
We have alot of fun here in Utah and strieve for quality longrange rifles and equipment. The Titanium Brake we put out is on the test 6.5 Idea, with a Proof Research Carbon Barrel, I blueprinted a remmy action change the bolt handle and stuck a sako extractor on it. RHB bedded it in a Manners MCS-T stock and made a few mods so I'm repainting it. Here's a look at our
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:39 PM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

Montana, the 7mm Dakota round is smaller in length and diameter than the 7mm RHB, and holds 12+ grn less powder. The .284 Stak is a 300 Dakota Imp. with.012" of taper, necked to 7mm that I designed for a customer. It holds 4 grn less than the 7mmRHB so no, I did not reinvent the 7mm Dakota. A friends 7mm Dakota w/ 180s was at least 150 fps slower than the 7mm RHB.

The first 7mmRHB was for a friend that wanted light bullets and high velocity. ( I couldn't talk him out of it ) The slow twist bbl,140 Noslers and 80 gr RL 22 produced 3640 fps and serious accuracy. He has been shooting that load for 12 years and the brass is still going strong. I think it does exceed a( factory) 7mm RUM based on GoodGoupers load development on several Factory 7RUMs.

I have also designed the 270 AMP which is based on the 7mm Dakota case w/ 40* shoulder and reduced taper. It will push the 170 VLDs to 3050 to 3075 . Very mild load but extremely accurate. we built three of these and the guys have pushed them to 1150 yards on deer. One shot!

I didn't use the saum case as I was looking at making a smaller case than the 6.5 - 284 that had Lapua brass available. I was trying to make a round that would exceed the performance of the 6.5 x 47, 6.5 Creedmore and the 260 Remmy and still get 4 in the mag while still feeding well. I guess I'll have some answers about my little round soon. ----- 7mmRHB
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:31 PM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

I want one. Let me know when you are done.....
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:50 PM
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7mmRHB, did you blow out the base of the 7 RUM at all, or just decrease the taper? What is your velocity for the 180 out of the 7RHB? What powder are you using?

I am going to a 7 Dakota wildcat of some kind at some point, but not sure if I'll use the 7 Dakota case or 300 Dakota. After I do a 300 Dakota Imp and see how that goes with various powders, I'll decide how to go with the 7. The 270 and 6.5 i plan to do off the 7 Dakota, very similar to your description.

Looking forward to hearing of more progress on your 6.5.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

You haven't mentioned what length barrel you are quoting these velocities at (unless I missed it). I'm having a difficult time seeing 3075' with that little case capacity. Also, what kind of freebore are you looking at?......Rich
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:52 PM
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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.

Well, don't jump to conclusions yet. I have just started testing a similar design myself in 7mm (The 7mm GT). It is a shortened WSM case, to fit in a SA with the bullet seated long.

Anyways, the case capacity is 69.75 grains filled to the top (65.2 to the shoulder neck junction) I worked loads up to 58.5 grains of Hodgon 4831sc and got 2839 fps with a 29" barrel.

The funny thing is that, I had more case capacity left, there were no pressure signs at all! And all of this is with the 180gr Berger Hybrids jammed in the lands.

So, yes it may be possible to reduce capacity, and pressure at the same time. Although, velocity is pretty much affected by pressure. But you may be able to use a faster powder to essentially raise the pressures back up. Getting a more "efficient" burn, creating greater velocities. (If that makes sense.)

So they may really be on to something. Keep us informed! Sounds promising to me!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:12 PM
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Well, don't jump to conclusions yet. I have just started testing a similar design myself in 7mm (The 7mm GT). It is a shortened WSM case, to fit in a SA with the bullet seated long.

Anyways, the case capacity is 69.75 grains filled to the top (65.2 to the shoulder neck junction) I worked loads up to 58.5 grains of Hodgon 4831sc and got 2839 fps with a 29" barrel.

The funny thing is that, I had more case capacity left, there were no pressure signs at all! And all of this is with the 180gr Berger Hybrids jammed in the lands.

So, yes it may be possible to reduce capacity, and pressure at the same time. Although, velocity is pretty much affected by pressure. But you may be able to use a faster powder to essentially raise the pressures back up. Getting a more "efficient" burn, creating greater velocities. (If that makes sense.)

So they may really be on to something. Keep us informed! Sounds promising to me!
A .280 Remington would do that with a 29" barrel. I guess I still am not seeing where this is going, (3075' with 54 gr. capacity) but as you said, keep us informed......Rich
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