6.5 viking? what is it?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by wyomingblizzard, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    I heard a guy braging about his "custom" 6.5 viking. Completly unbielivable balisics. Sounded like alot of bs. Quoted balistics way past my 6.5-06. . Is it a real gun or only imaganry?
     
  2. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    What was the claim? I haven't heard of the cartridge & a quick Google-fu didn't turn up anything.... there are several cartridges that will outrun your 6.5-06 (Which is a great round BTW:D). The 6.5-06AI, 264WM, 264STW, 6.5WSM, 6.5-300WBY, 6.5AM etc.

    My guess would be the Viking name may be a moniker he or his 'smith attached to a particular wildcat.

    Were there any particulars given? Parent case etc?

    Remember, if it look like a rat, acts like a rat, smells like a rat... it's probably a salesman! HA!
     

  3. sp6x6

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    A 6.5 Allen sends a 142 uld rbbt in 30''@3550
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

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    That reminds me of the Lazzeroni BlackBird (IIRC), 6.5 slinging 140's at stoopid speeds... something like 500rd bbl life! WOW gun)
     
  5. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    It was a situation where I could not question him. The balistics he was spouting off didnt seem possible on a planet with air or gravity.
     
  6. laserflat

    laserflat Well-Known Member

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    What were the numbers given? The baddest 6.5mm out there is Mr. Allen`s 6.5 Allen Magnum, based off a .338 RUM Allen Improved. Im not sure you could get much more velocity than what that gets, regardless of the amount of powder used. He takes it to the absolute most powder you can stuff down a given bore size while still getting velocity gains, taking it any further than what Kirby Allen does with his Allen Mags will result in dramatically diminished returns for all intents and purposes. For example, his .257AM gives +500fps over the .257 Weatherby and +200fps over the .257 STW! And as you probably know, the .257 STW is based off the 8mm Rem Mag, a massive case with quite a small bore. With the .257AM, youre talking about 100 grainers at 4050fps!
     
  7. A42G

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    I'm just tossing out a guess but the 6.5 grendel possibly could be your mystery round, (grendel) being a mythical monster from Viking lore . Just a guess.