Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 02-20-2011, 12:55 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,953
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddybo View Post
I am thinking your be in the WC870 or VV570 range of powders, but suspect that the large kernal size of the 570 is not going to be good for that case.


What barrel length you thinking about using? Another thought, just because of the necking down issue, why not just a 6.5RUM, other than cool factor?
I'll initially work up RL17 and Retumbo. Something to remeber... My primary bullet will be on the light side and offer much less resiistance than standard bullets. The GS bullet is a different animal than a 140 Sierra or Berger. It will allow for a faster burnig powder (RL17 being very close to H4350) Now I'm not saying that I know RL17 will work, but I think there's a chance. And if it doesn't, oh well... it will still shine (albeit maybe not quite as brightly)

Why not a RUM? A couple of reasons... the 375 will fit in a Howa action and a RUM won't. This (and the 300-375) will be budget builds. I picked up a NIB 300 Weatherby Sub MOA SS Vanguard for $725. I'll sell the TO barel for about $150 and replace it with a match grade custom... and after some smithing and skim bedding, I should have a tack driving rig for about $1500 or so... another $250 to nitirde the barrel and action Also, I am certain that RL17 will not work in the 6.5-RUM, and if it does work in the 375, I think it will match any 6.5-RUM load with a lot less powder. With any case larger than the 375, I would build off of a larger custom action which would likley be a Defiance and I woud go with a Lapua based case.

The 375 is about as far as I want to take the 6.5 bullet and IMO, it is a very well designed case.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-20-2011, 01:31 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,953
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

[QUOTE]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oliveralan View Post
RL17 in a 6.5 Ruger isn't happening. I have been extensively testing my 6.5-300 win mag and H-US869 is slightly fast with a 140 VLD.
A 110-120 GS HV is a totally differnt animal than a 140 VLD, as i said previously, time will tell

Quote:
2000 rounds is also a very optimistic estimate.
Yup, it sure is


Quote:
What makes you think almost doubling powder charge over a 6.5-284 will add 800+ rounds to life? I'll believe nitrating when BR matches start being won with 6BRs with round counts over 3000 through a nitrated barrel.
I mean it sounds cool, but I'm a lil hesitant that it is increasing barrel life 2-4 times and you don't have the whole shooting world flipping out to buy nitrated barrels.
What makes me think... well... my smith makes me think based on his experience with a number of rifles he has built... it's all new stuff, and again... time will tell
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-20-2011, 01:41 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,953
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddybo View Post
I would try the coating on a barrel, but I am not letting them cook any of my actions. The manufacturer heat treated them where they need to be. Until someone can prove to me that hardening an action is not bad, I will let others guinea pig it.
I like my actions medium rare
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-20-2011, 02:14 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW MT or noVA
Posts: 985
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

With a 110 grain bore rider your right, RL17 MAY work. However that's a real hot powder, I just toasted my .308win f-t/r barrel with it, 5000rnds in 11months and had it borescoped. Pretty sad looking!!

Your velocities are very conservative by the way! Not going to reveal what I'm running just yet, but look out for a post soon where I'll unveil the rifle and cartridge.

Well I hope this nitrating works, could definetely be useful in some of the rounds I've had floating around my head. .17 RUM anyone?
__________________
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-20-2011, 09:44 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 242
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

Nice zero! I like that. My range only has metal at 300 yrds. Over the summer I'm headed to the desert to shoot at long distance paper. I'll problably zero further out.
__________________
J



AR's for coyotes
25-06 M70 for coyotes
6.5-06 Remington Custom w/Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20 tactical setup
AR10 for mule deer
6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,550
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

That should be a good test for the Nitride! You should be able to burn down antelope with it!
I've been thinking that a GS Custom bullet and Nitriding would go together very nicely in one of my 270 WSM's. I'm still a little leery of heating up an action that hot though.

There is a good thread on Savage shooter on Nitriding barrels and actions. Snow is deep- I just had to shoot the Nitrided 300 RUM
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-20-2011, 10:30 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,953
Re: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?

Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigngreen View Post
That should be a good test for the Nitride! You should be able to burn down antelope with it!
I've been thinking that a GS Custom bullet and Nitriding would go together very nicely in one of my 270 WSM's. I'm still a little leery of heating up an action that hot though.

There is a good thread on Savage shooter on Nitriding barrels and actions. Snow is deep- I just had to shoot the Nitrided 300 RUM
You betchya! Look out speed goats! And my ballistics charts are telling me that this might be a 1500 yd wolf slayer. I could probably get half a pack before they knew what was going on

Thanks for the link... did some research and it looks very optimistic. I'm gonna do some more research on the action, but if my smith trusts it, that's a big vote of confidence. BTW, he was Kirby's smith before Kirby started building his own.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: What do ya'll think about a 6.5-375 Ruger?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do ya'll think? DirtySouth85 The Basics, Starting Out 6 12-09-2010 09:17 PM
Hey ya'll. BCT Member Introductions 1 03-16-2009 07:06 PM
Tho't ya'll might be interested royinidaho Nature Photography 2 03-11-2008 10:46 AM
Ruger bedding pillars , for Ruger 77MK-II James Jones Equipment Discussions 1 11-26-2006 12:59 AM
Pressure Trace, I know ya'll need a new toy Brent Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 05-10-2003 01:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC