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Unread 09-22-2007, 07:08 AM
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The 6.5 Gibbs has the shoulder moved foreward to give it about 10 gr of powder capacity over the 6.5/06. Mine shoots best with a 140 at 3200 fps.
A pic of a 6.5 gibbs beside a standard 270 win

I don't think sierra offers the 155 smk anymore, at least I haven't found any.
but the berger 140 with a BC of .64 is a great bullet, as are the 139 gr. lapua scenars (BC .615)
RR
OH BTW you'd want an 8 twist, mines a kreiger 1/8 29.5" finished length, a pic
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    Unread 09-23-2007, 11:59 PM
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    RR,

    Are you reworking 270 cases to make them into the 6.5 Gibbs?

    If so, what dies did you buy to do this and what is your procedure?

    If not, what are you doing?

    Thanks
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    The smith who built my gibbs had his reamer made useing a 270 length case, the original gibbs used a 30-06 case but the .046" longer neck helps support the long bullets better, so I take a 270 case neck it to .264 with a crush fit, load with 54 gr of H4831 behind a 140 gr bullet and fireform. Then load up full power with RE22.
    I'm having a bit of a problem with uneven case necks so I'm waiting on a redding bushing die for the initial necking down.
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    Unread 09-24-2007, 07:57 AM
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    go to a 6- 6.5x47. great accuracy, wide range of bullets. looks like easy on barrels. simply neck down the 6.5x47 case to 6mm

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    Unread 09-24-2007, 10:39 AM
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    I just found that Midway has new 6.5 Gibbs brass for sale. No modifying other cases. This is making it more desirable now.
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    yep, its 43 bucks per 20. I can buy 100 cases, load, fireform for 70 bucks.
    If you get a cut rifled barrel 30" long expect to get 3150-3200 fps with a 140, guys with buttoned rifled barrels are getting 3300+ (don't know why) if doing it again I'd get a broughton 5c barrel 29" long.
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    So this is going to be a carry rifle that I can take out and shoot 1k yards. From what I have so far is the barrel should be 29-30 inches long, 1/8 twist, 5R rifling, Stainless Steel and I am chambering in 6.5 Gibbs. Contour is the next question.

    I want to flute the barrel to lighten it up so should I go with a sporter, palma or straight taper? From what I read a #4 is the lightest weight I should go with.

    Thanks again
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