6.5x300 wby barrel for a mark v

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by chuxta, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. chuxta

    chuxta Active Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knows anything about necking a .300 wby down to a 6.5. And where i could get a barrel and dies
     
  2. drwindmill

    drwindmill Well-Known Member

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    Too much of an overbore in my opinion.
     

  3. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    The barrel is easy. Bartlein or Krieger. Then wait 5 months to a year. Give your chosen smith a heads up so he can order the reamer. You can spend that time waiting looking for dies.

    Have you had a look at the 26 Nosler? I think it may do about what you want.
     
  4. chuxta

    chuxta Active Member

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    The 26 nosler looks good to go but i have a 300 wby mark v with a shot out barrel and a decent amount of once fired same lot wby brass. Ive been having shoulder problems and i figure with a heavier contour barrel, thumbhole stock, brake, and the lighter 6.5 bullets i can lose a good amount of that recoil. I guess i just want something different, im all about putting a v8 in a go cart. :D