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Old 12-31-2010, 12:27 PM
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

Thanks for the information, Woods,

I'm finally off work to reply to your interesting post. Great info there...
I've learned that my Rem 700 6.5 Rem Mag has a very long throat and, a very short magazine. Even the 120 grain bullets are seated deeply. What little I've learned is: this particular rifle, if used with the magazine is a 120g bullet rifle. Used as a single shot, it can use the heavier/longer offerings. The 129g Hornady SSt's I had, when seated to magazine depth, were so deep in the case that the very end of the case mouth didn't make contact with the bullet!

This bit of time off I have, was to be used shooting a bit... to try out some loads for my rifle. However today it is -6 with a 25 below wind chill. Of course, most of the days were far more pleasant while I was at work! Ahh, that Wyoming wind...

Thanks for the help.

Sincerely,
silverine
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:15 PM
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

You might try the 125 gr Nosler Partition, it has a shorter nose and ogive and may shoot in your rifle. If it does then you will have a real good game getter.

Have you looked into seeing if you can expand the length of your magazine? Don't know if Wyatt's makes an extended mag box for it or not.
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

Wyatt's Extended Window Magazine Box Remington 700 BDL Short Action - MidwayUSA
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

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You might try the 125 gr Nosler Partition, it has a shorter nose and ogive and may shoot in your rifle. If it does then you will have a real good game getter.

Have you looked into seeing if you can expand the length of your magazine? Don't know if Wyatt's makes an extended mag box for it or not.
Thats a good suggestion. I took a couple of elk with 125 Nosler partitions and they are definitely going to fit a little better.......Rich
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

Thanks Woods,

Great suggestion to use the Wyatt magazine box. The link you attached took me right to it. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Thanks again,
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

silverine, you will have to keep updating so i can see how that thing shoots. Im getting ready to have my 338 win mag rebarreled for a 6.5 rem magnum for my wife ( she can have her own gun instead of always mine ) and i wanted that long magazine to seat the bullets out farther. I just have to figure out how long for the chamber ? Im opened to any sugestions from everyone .
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: loads for 6.5 Remington magnum

Hey tobehunted, the 6.5 rem mag is a great rebarrel caliber for a win mag caliber. Mine was a Browning 300 win mag with a detachable magazine that had a huge jump to the lands. When I decided to rebarrel, I got some 6.5 rem mag cases and dies and loaded a dummy unprimed cartridge and sent it to the gunsmith and told him to set the freebore to fit




the COAL was 3.10" IIRC. Those 6.5 bullets are looong! That is a 130 gr Accubond in the pics.

If you want to shoot the 140 gr bullets then I would recommend a 1 in 8 twist although a 1 in 9 would probably do fine. I had a friend who had a 300 win mag and he like my 6.5 so I had his rebarreled with a 1 in 9 Shilen barrel and it shoots 130's well.

Mine is a Douglas XX #4 contour finished at 26". I did a seating depth test shoot today

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