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Old 02-21-2014, 02:52 PM
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Re: New Caliber

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I agree...Anyone else sick of hearing about how the .26 Nosler is gonna be the best thing since sliced bread? I know I am. It hasn't even come out yet...It could be a complete bust.

I also agree that it is entirely too overbore.

Also goes to show you how many people blindly follow trends...
+100 I hate when these trends happen and everyone jumps on a band wagon proclaiming something is better than sliced bread haha. I could neck down a .378 Weatherby to 6.5 and talk it up and down and how its flat to 600yds and blah blah blah. In the end though it would be lucky to get 600 rounds out of a barrel and would burn 30gr more powder than the .264 which is already overbore enough. Junk is what it would be haha.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:39 PM
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Re: New Caliber

but it goes to 11!
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:47 PM
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Re: New Caliber

ok, I have been following this thread from the begining and I see a term used alot. "overbore" could someone please explain this to a guy who is pretty new to all this different caliber stuff????
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Re: New Caliber

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ok, I have been following this thread from the begining and I see a term used alot. "overbore" could someone please explain this to a guy who is pretty new to all this different caliber stuff????
“Overbore” Cartridges Defined by Formula within AccurateShooter.com

basically when you get to a certain point there is less and less to be had in terms of velocity gain for more powder burned. 80 grains of powder in a 7mm is overbore but 80 grains of powder in a 37 cal. is not.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:26 PM
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Re: New Caliber

Thanks for the link and the explanation Lefty
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:28 AM
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Re: New Caliber

I figure if a practical 6.5 could be made larger, faster, flatter, and reliable Weatherby would have done it. They love to super charge everything but they left this one alone. I will wait to see real world results before I get one. OH, and trust me. If it proves up I do want one. I am a 6.5 fan. Just haven't committed yet
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:32 AM
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Re: New Caliber

I've got one already. Except I necked mine up to .284" and lengthened the case slightly. Now it's not "overbored" anymore.
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