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Unread 05-05-2007, 08:05 PM
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Re: 6.5-300WSM

.222, I do have a 6.5 WSM that Kirby Allen built. Took it to Turkey this past Christmas and shot Anatolian chamois and ibex with 120 BTs. Kirby did a great job on this project and is completing another XP as we speak. The 120 BT is traveling around 3050 fps out of a 17 inch tube. It is extremely accurate.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: 6.5-300WSM

I have a set of dies for the 6.5X300wsm.. the problem is the rifle that was built @ the same time is a 6.5X300 Win Mag.. oops... not sure where the screw up took place but I called the smith today and he said he'd take care of it..

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Unread 02-14-2011, 03:07 PM
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Re: 6.5-300WSM

I have one in the works, it will be based on a Rem 700 long action. Found a "Very Limited Production" set of 6.5/300WSM Lee dies, and will also get a Redding 300WSM body die. Will be necking down 270WSM brass (only reducing the neck .013", so much easier than necking down 300WSM brass (which would take a .044" neck reduction).

Here is what Kevin (Board Sponsor, MCR Rifles) states about the dies....
The difference you're seeing from the 270 WSM to the 300WSM is from the smaller diameter neck coming down the shoulder angle. If you order the Redding body bump die you'll want to get a 6.5-300 WSM body bump. The body bump will resize the body and bump the shoulder back .001" - .002" when set correctly. If you got a 270 WSM body bump die you won't be bumping back the last .013" on the shoulder.

I also spoke with Redding, and they told me the bushing dies would not size the entire neck, because of the radius on the inside of the bushing (but I bet it would still work).

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Unread 02-14-2011, 06:38 PM
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Re: 6.5-300WSM

I built one and it was one of the most accurate long range rifles I have ever done. From experience with the one I would highly recomend it. I shot the 130 swift scirroco and the 130 and 140 bergers in it. Mine came in velocity wise just shy of the 264 winchester. The new owner has taken quite a bit of game with it at long range. I built it and it shot to good so I got way to good an offer to sell it. Thought I would build another but never got around to it.
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