6.5-300 ultra is ready!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Chase Curtis, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

    Aug 15, 2011
    This build started late winter and is now ready for the range!

    Objective: Have a rifle for hunting that I could basically point and shoot at a semi LR shot.. flat is what i wanted!

    Chambered in... ready for this... 6.5-300 ultra mag. I know what your thinking.. who the would build such a round. Well I ALREADY KNOW its crazy.. but I am going to really have some fun with this.. its not a rifle your gonna want to take to the range and shoot 50 rounds through.. but at Im guessing 4-600 round barrel life.. its enough to bring demise to plenty of texas whitetail! And thats what it was built for.. When I told Chad (Titan Weapons.. the smith on this build) I wanted to do this.. he said "thats going to be one hot ***)(*&^%^&*(*&^... but its going to be fun!

    And since lives too short for ugly rifles... I decided to go first class with a custom Russo (Joel Russo in PA) stock. Joel needs no intro here.. the stock doctor! Between Joel and Chad this build came together perfectly... could not ask for better guys to work with! Chad at Titan Weapons has built several rifles for me and all are shooter! and I can't wait for my next Russo stock!!!

    Here is some idea of what I expect...

    142smk - 3450-3500fps. With that sighted in at 2" high at 100.. I am only 7 inches low at 400 yds. this is a true point and shoot!!! I don't even want to guess at the 130 accubond or a 129 sst. 3650ish...??? its flat!! and when I feel like stretching it out.. it still has over #1200 of energy at 1000 yds. Pure hunting rifle.. obviously.

    heres the specs..

    Smithed by Titan Weapons
    trued R700 action
    Brux #5 contour barrel
    Kampfeld bolt.
    Long rifles lug
    Russo custom black walnut stock
    Glass bed
    tuned trigger
    (its going to wear a zeiss 6.5-20x50)

    Ill update with actual chrono #s and shooting once i have it...[​IMG]
  2. MuleHunter

    MuleHunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    Its a work of art! I love the natural wood stocks with stainless, beautiful.

    As a former 6.5 WSM shooter, I can't help but sympathize with the frustration you are about to feel chasing the lands while trying to find that perfect load. :) Everyone has to try something crazy at least once!

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    That is pretty bad ass, good looking stick.... I just finished reading a thread where a guys was whining about the short bbl life of a 6.5-284! Irony right! HA!

    Should be a real whitetail hammergun)

    If I recall correctly, some 6.5STW shooters are claiming 3600+ from the 129's & 130's. I would like to think you would beat them by a small margin.

    Make sure you post those velocity numbers!!!

    @ MuleHunter

    My 6.5 WSM will be finished any time :D
  4. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    I'm glad you beat me to it. I have been thinking of a round like this just have not got around to doing it. i can't wait to see how this works out. Great looking rifle.
  5. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

    Aug 15, 2011
    Thanks guys!

    I will post chrono #s and hopefully some at at least some 800 yard groups..
  6. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2001
    My thought exactly! Burned a Lilja 3 grove barrel out of a 6.5wsm many years ago trying to get it to shoot great. If I had stoped @ minute of deer and only shot it for deer/goat hunting I would still have a useable barrel. The 6-284 that replaced it maybe gets 10 rounds a year through it and is still getrdone many years laterlightbulb
  7. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

    Aug 15, 2011
    thats my plan with this.. Im not going to try 100 different loads.. I have a pretty good idea of where I am starting.. once I get a "hunting load/ one shot charlie" kinda deal.. Im done.. it will get fired 10 times a year MAX
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    That's not just a rifle it's a work of art. Congratulations. I look forward to hearing how it shoots for you.

    Not so very long ago I gave very serious consideration to building a 6.5 STW... . Damn it, now I'm thinking about it again!
  9. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Beautiful rifle! Joel Russo does very nice work. Very interesting chambering. That is a lot of fire behind a 6.5 bullet. Enjoy the challenge.
  10. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2009
    All I can say is wow.
    I like the idea and the thinking outside of the box.
    And I love that stock---one of these days, I am going to have to have Joel build me one. Ummmm, lets see---a Russo or a synthetic??? Duh.

  11. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Your nutts, but thats a beautifull rifle.
    Actually it sounds real fun, but be carefull, its kinda like a trophy wife. Absolutely beautifull, & everyone's envy, but boy you gotta have deep pockets to keep er' goin.....
    Plastic surgery/new barrels is a small price to pay for somethin that sexy & fun to play with:D:D
  12. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    Very swanky indeed!! I think I have to have one soon. I can't wait to see at it runs! Congratulations!
  13. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    That is perhaps the most beautiful rifle I have ever seen! Good luck with the rifle an I can't wait to hear how it shoots. I hope you put the smack down on an animal this year just so I can hear about that rifle at work!
  14. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Man Alive! Thats is so stinking sweet! Even though barrel life will be crazy short... who care? The only thing that I hear from guys with Allen Mags and other hot rods is "cant wait to get another one". Cool choice.

    That is one very pretty peice, and one of my favorite wood to work with, black walnut.