6.5/300win mag Data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by blygy, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    OK.. I dropped off the gun @ the smith today.. gonna go with the 6.5/300 winmag instead of the 257 weatherby..

    Now .. Reloading data???

    Where to find it???

    does anyone here shoot onna these???

    Any help will be appreciated..

    Thanx

    Blygy
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    No specific data on that particular round but R-22 and
    VV-165 work great in the 25-300 Win mag I assume that it'll be the same with the 6.5 version.

    Have you got all your componets yet? I highly recomend the Lapua brass , it last for even and is supe consistant
     

  3. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    Lapua doesn't list the brass on their site.. They do make 300 win brass???

    I was hoping to use this brass but it seems it may be hard to get if it is in production..

    Any one know of a source willing to ship to Canada???

    Thanx

    Blygy
     
  4. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    lapua makes 300 win mag brass, you will need to neck it down

    d-a
     
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    sullijr Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5-300(270)WSM.Isuggest 270wsm brass and when you get your rifle built have the chamber reamed so that the necks don't have to be turned.
     
  7. coupalr

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    RPS International in Alberta has Lapua 300wm Brass.
     
  8. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    thanx 6mm.. I forgot Joe carries It..

    I'll have to send an email his way..

    Blygy
     
  9. Iron Worker

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have a 6.5-300(270)WSM.Isuggest 270wsm brass and when you get your rifle built have the chamber reamed so that the necks don't have to be turned.

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    What do you think you can do with that 6.5WSM that I can't do with my 270WSM? I can shoot a 140 gr bullet faster then you? If were talking the WSM cases. Diameter difference is what.013. Big deal!
     
  10. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Oh 300 Win mag! Dang why not a 264 mag? If you can shoot 3% faster then a 264 win mag I'd be surprised! I bet its real finicky about what load it will like. Buy hey so what that's what our hobbie is all about. Why not neck the STW down to 6.5?Or the 300RUM? Go for it! Keep us posted.
     
  11. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    Checked Joe's site..

    100 Lapau brass.. $185
    100 Nosler brass.. $145

    Which is the better deal???

    Thanx

    Blygy
     
  12. 1doug

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    What do you think you can do with that 6.5WSM that I can't do with my 270WSM? I can shoot a 140 gr bullet faster then you?

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    i bet the 6.5 140 grain bullet has a lot higher b.c. Speed is not the key a good bullet with a high b.c is the key to making hits at 1k plus

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  13. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The Lapua brass is much better than the Nosler , its alot tougher , I haven't comapiered head to head with the same cases but its more than likley more consistant also.

    I have found with my 300 win mag buy the time I buy 300 cases to get 100 culled that are the same consistancy as the lapua I'm almost their price wise and then figure that the Lapua last twice as long you start to see the inital investment not hurting so bad. The are diffinatly worth the extra cost.
     
  14. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    The Nosler brass is very consistent + or - .5gr and all of the prep work has been done for you. Just load it up and away you go. The lapua is also very consistant but I still weigh it and end up culling a few. Also have to trim and chamfer all the necks. I have only shot the nosler brass 4
    times so I can't say how long it will last compared to the Lapua.

    Blygy, fire me an e-mail at recflyboy@hotmail.com and I will let you know where to get some cheap.