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Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

 
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:21 AM
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The 129gr intro had to do with barrel twist. A lot of rifles only have 9 twist so they got those covered. I'm pretty sure they will come out with heavier bullets now.

Curious, who has 1/9 ? I thought all the 6.5's were 1/8.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

I imagine it will be something of a barrel burner, but as has already been mentioned LRH is the hot trend now so that will draw a lot of interest. How many hunters will actually shoot 1000 rounds through their deer rifle to burn it out? I know that there are several guys on this site that burn out barrel regularly, but this site is small fraction of the hunting populace, and I imagine only a small fraction of these site members actually shoot enough to burn out barrels. In the end, I don't see barrel life being a major issue for how well this round will fare in the market.
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Re: Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

I think we can all agree that the 129 grain pill is a handicap for our sport. On the other hand, velocity is always a great selling point. Inside 1k the difference between the 129 & 140 is probably moot & the drop/drift #'s will be less for the 129 as well.

The largest issue I see is bore life, the 140's would go a pretty long way to increase bore life & killing power, IMHO.

I'm still pretty derned intrigued.



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Old 11-27-2013, 11:40 AM
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Re: Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

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I think we can all agree that the 129 grain pill is a handicap for our sport. On the other hand, velocity is always a great selling point. Inside 1k the difference between the 129 & 140 is probably moot & the drop/drift #'s will be less for the 129 as well.

The largest issue I see is bore life, the 140's would go a pretty long way to increase bore life & killing power, IMHO.

I'm still pretty derned intrigued.



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I agree with this. The biggest advantage I have found with the 140's over the lighter bullets driven at high velocities is the effective killing power and pentration on game from 50 yards to 1000 yards. Half inch entrance, 2" exit and everything in between is mush. For my hunting the 140's driven at 3000FPS give a great balance of ballistics, killing power, and useful barrel life. IMO
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:54 AM
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I imagine it will be something of a barrel burner, but as has already been mentioned LRH is the hot trend now so that will draw a lot of interest. How many hunters will actually shoot 1000 rounds through their deer rifle to burn it out? I know that there are several guys on this site that burn out barrel regularly, but this site is small fraction of the hunting populace, and I imagine only a small fraction of these site members actually shoot enough to burn out barrels. In the end, I don't see barrel life being a major issue for how well this round will fare in the market.

I agree. Most people will not shoot a barrel out in a life time let alone 1 year. I have had my 6.5 for about 10 months and have 800 rounds down range. I have shot another 300 or so through other rifles and that is it. For me, this is actually a lot of shooting. Now that I have a better understanding of LR needs and expectations my shooting will be less but high value. By that I mean taking shots at LR for purpose of education. Wind still kicks my butt at ELR in mountian terrain.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

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Curious, who has 1/9 ? I thought all the 6.5's were 1/8.
Many of the older 264wm's were 9 twist. With the common bullets of the day (140 flat base,round nose, etc) you didn't need anymore twist than that.
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Re: Nosler To Introduce 6.5mm HotRod !!

it would be really nice if the 129gr LRAB bullet was available now
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