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Old 09-25-2007, 02:49 PM
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wish I could help ya there, I always get them too heavy. the lidgt palma seems about right though, but get another opinion.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:49 AM
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I've did some reading up by searching around the web ,and lilja recommends at least a #5 for a 28" finished barrel.
That comment was directed towards a .284 caliber -i think.

For a 30" finished length i'd go w/a .750" at the muzzle as a minimum.

Kirby recommended a sendero contour .830" for 30" finished length in a 7mm.

Something like a 5.5 medium varmint / sporter in a broughton would be nice in a 6.5 gibbs.

I have a rem 700 270 that i want to turn into the same style gun you are building -heavy sporter 6.5 gibbs -8 twist 30" broughton w/a break shooting 140 bergers/amax's..

I'm still not sure about the whole plain barrel verses fluted barrel -as to which is more rigid ?

I have read some debate and some think a #5 is more rigid than a fluted #6 =which makes sense to me =you peel out some metal =you peel out some stiffness.
I think it was Varmint Al -who did a test of sorts and he said the fluted barrel was less stiff.He's nearly a rocket scientist by the way.

Myself flutes are cool but i don't show my rifles to anybody accept wily coyote and he doesn't care one way or the other..

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:07 PM
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So, I ordered a barrel the other day in 6.5 Gibbs but am really debating if I should go back to 270 since berger is coming out with VLD bullets for it. I like the idea of having a fast bullet with as much powder as possible but I also like the idea of using all the reloading stuff I already have and not having to use special cases or fire forming a bunch of stuff. Oh, the decision!

I don't know what to do.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:45 PM
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So last night I finally got the chance to run some numbers on exbal with the 6.5 gibbs verse the 270 win. I used Sierra game kings to keep things as equal as possible and the 6.5 gibbs had about a 150 foot pounds of energy at 1000 yards. If I change the 6.5 gibbs over to berger VLDs if has about twice as much energy at 1000 yards verse the 270 win. I think I am going to stick with the 6.5 gibbs. Thanks guys for the input and suggesting that round.
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