6.5 x 65 rws

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by big muley, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. big muley

    big muley Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    im thinking about building a 6.5 x 65 rws what do people have to ask about it good or bad
    gun)
     
  2. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Good choice! RWS brass is avaible, and the round itself delivers superb ballistics. gun)
     

  3. Beng

    Beng Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Get a 6.5-06 (AI), it will do all a 6,5x65 does with readily available components. The 6,5x65 is a rare sight, even in Germany.
     
  4. big muley

    big muley Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    from what I've read you can get 3200 feet per second brass is easy to get how can you beat that with low pessures
    ? Is how long of barrel to get 28 or 30
     
  5. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Considering the 6,5 x 65 RWS you don't need more than 25,5'/26' barrel length to get 3200fps velocity. :) That's bbl under measuring velocity for RWS' data tables.
     
  6. Beng

    Beng Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    If a case's capacity and shape are similar, you will end up with similar results.
    Judging from Ken Howell's drawings and data in "Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges..." 6.5x65 and 6.5-06 AI are pretty similar.
    3200 fps with 120gr bullets?
     
  7. big muley

    big muley Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    the thing that excites me about the 65 versus the .06 al is you do not have to fire form the brass so that is half the shells down the tube I am hearing that the 65 .06 al is only getting a thousand rounds versus the 6.5 65 rws
    which is 2000 plus
     
  8. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    +! Absolutely right. You'll exceed both barrel life and facilitate reloading while using original RWS - brass (one of the best!). Further on you're going to have much more fun with the 6,5x65, because you also will own something unique in comparison to the "boring" 6,5 - 06 (AI). :)
     
  9. Beng

    Beng Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    If you want a special cartridge no one else has, then build a 6.5x65, it seems you are in love already. But pls stop kidding yourself. There is nothing magic about the German 6.5-03 and that's what the rws is. If you put the same amount of powder into two cavities of nearly identical shape and volume, assuming the rest of the barrel is identical, you won't have results differing by 100%!

    Sorry if my rant is a bit harsh.
     
  10. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Hi Big Muley! I'd like to recommend you an article by Chuck Hawks about the great round 6,5x65 RWS. He loaded it with a 127 gr Spitzer bullet and came to fabulous 3460fps. :D That's about the same you can get from a 6,5x68S or 264 Mag. gun)