6.5/300wby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by deacon, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. deacon

    deacon Member

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    I have decided to built a long range varmint/deer gun in this caliber. It will be on rem. 700 action, Hs stock and a hart 29" mag 1000 barrel. I am planning on shooting 140 a-max or 142 smk. This is my first wildcat , any help on loads or where the best place to get my dies from would be great.
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    You should expect this cartridge to be extremely hard on barrels. If it were me I'd consider the 7mm-300wby. In theory, a 7mm-300Wby would be capable of shooting a 140gr bullet a little faster than the 6.5x300Wby and enjoy a little more throat life at the same time.

    Either way the 6.5x300Wby does sound interesting and dies for it are a cataloged item from Redding.

    Another thought would be to have your gunsmith cut you a set of custom dies while he is doing the work. The price may not be all that much more.


    VH

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  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Deacon,

    I was just visiting http://wildcatshooting.com/ and noticed that "griz", the site administrator, has a 6.5x300Wby. That would be a good place to inquire about starting data for your wildcat.

    Good shootin'

    VH