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Old 01-06-2007, 02:25 PM
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ok, bob the stock I can handle, the cat hates my guts, last time I petted her, 4 years ago she bit me, we now have an understanding, I let her live cause she's the mrs cat, no other reason. after I took the pic she growled and blowed all night.
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Re: Groundhogs beware!

All cats have the same first name around here, "Damn".

Ditto bb's stock pic request.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:28 PM
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Its namesake was rocky gibbs, he developed 7 or 8 cartridges from 24 to 338 all based on a 06 case improved to the absolute max.
its a 30/06 with the shoulder pushed forward far enough that it has one caliber of neck length and sharpened to 35 degrees

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Here is a 30-06, .30 Gibbs and 30-06 Ackley Imp comparison photo. My local smith has a 6.5 Gibbs reamer and I've really been thinking of having one made.

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James.

Do you know the weight of water it takes to fill a 6.5 Gibbs case to the mouth??


I'd like to compare the case volume to the .264 WM.
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Cat, not sure but give me a couple days and I'll weigh one,
Right now I'm working 12 hr PM shifts till wed morn I'll let ya know.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:29 AM
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Dan, if the reamer is based on a 270 case it will have a longer neck to support those long bullets.
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Cat, not sure but give me a couple days and I'll weigh one.
Right now I'm working 12 hr PM shifts till wed morn I'll let ya know.

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What bullet are you planning to use??

While you were waiting for your 6.5 Gibbs to be finished, I was waiting for my Sendero-II, .264WM to be "delivered" (took nine months from the time ordered).

I picked up mine about 6 weeks ago and got a little shooting in on it before the weather fell.

I'm using the 95 V-Max and so far running 3700, with very good accuracy.

While working up groups, I got to 3800 with no signs of pressure.

I bought the rifle for feral dogs and yotes. I wanted something more effective then the 300WM/178 V-Max combo I was using before.

Let us know what you are getting when you shoot it... not a lot of Gibbs around any more.

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