Originally Posted by dwhunts
By god, that's awesome. I didn't even think of that. I'm a big 7-30 fan, but have never tried one. This little 6.5 may be just what I'm looking for. Thank you.
I mess around with the Herretts, and I'm kinda working on an improved 30 Herrett right now. But most like to play with 22 centerfires in them. I've been working off and on with a 15" .222 N.M. barrel for quite awhile (.246 necked chamber) that was built by Bullberry off a Wilson blank. Can't get the claimed velocties they all tout, but I have no trouble shooting low sixes with just about any 50 grain bullet. Kinda thinking that a 6.8 SPC case necked down to either 6mm or .223 might be a great little round to bust crows with (kinda like a 30-30 case made rimless, and shortened). That same case ought to push a 6.5 bullet weighing 120 grains to almost 2500 fps in a 16" barrel.
The real problem with T/C's is the forend stock. Buy the wide flat forend from Bullberry, and that will make a world of difference. I need to get acouple more of those forends to use with some of my other barrels as well.