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Old 04-26-2005, 07:54 AM
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Kirby -- I have heard of clinch rivers blowing at lower velocities, so anything is possible it seems [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:23 PM
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Chris,

I'd guess you were using a 9 twist bbl but, if not, I'd be curious as to why you went with a faster twist in the 6.5 WSM.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:27 PM
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Kirby
This was at 100 yards during initial load developement- they shot so poorly I didn't waste my time with them at longer ranges. So unless they missed a 4ft x 8 ft new cardboard backer, I am pretty sure they blew up.
The starting loads shot 3/4 to 1 inch groups and the max loads didn't make it there....so.....
I am running a 1-8 twist which I know I could use a 1-9 but it's what I had.....
The others were running 3155 with 66gr of Retumbo- at max pressure- primers are flat and getting slight ejector marks.
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Chris,

Well this is a strange one!!!

Your 1-8 should not be a huge issue at the 3150 fps velocity range but maybe it is. I have only tested the 142s in a 1-8 handgun in WSM up to a bit over 2800 fps and they shot great.

Out of my 6.5-06 AI I did hit 3100 fps but this was a very hot load in the 26" barrel and it has a 1-9 twist so maybe that is the issue here I do not know. Something is not right for sure.

You have any 1-9 6.5mm rifles youcould test the same bullets in? I would be curious if they performed any differently with the slower twist?

I believe the 142 gr ULD is built onthe very thin J-4 jacket so maybe it is an issue with rotational stresses???

Again, I would be very curious how they performed in a 1-9 if you have one laying around the shop???

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Kirby,
Your right, the thing to do would be shoot it in a 9 twist to see results but unfortunately I don't have one on hand and I am getting really busy building customer rifles so my personal stuff will have to take back seat for awhile....
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Chris,

I hear ya there. Let us know if you figure anything out.

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