Groundhogs beware!

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Ridge Runner, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    my 6.5 Gibbs, LH 700 trued and accurised, kreiger 1/8 29.5"fluted senduro weight barrel, seekins precision 1 pc 20 MOA base, XTR rings, 6.5x20x50 loopy LR/T M1 TMR, Joel Russo A-5 laminate
    JS
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  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    the kitty cat in the back ground must feel safe then. Tell us how it shoots. Groups and details.
     

  3. TGrinage

    TGrinage New Member

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    Great rig!! hope its perfect for ya.


    Tim
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Also, What is a 6.5 Gibbs
     
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Its namesake was rocky gibbs, he developed 7 or 8 cartridges from 24 to 338 all based on a 06 case improved to the absolute max.
    its a 30/06 with the shoulder pushed forward far enough that it has one caliber of neck length and sharpened to 35 degrees, this one was reamed to 270 win length so it'll have a longer neck.
    a lapua 139 scenar(bc .615) at 3300 fps has the same trajectory to within 1/2 MOA of my 7mm AM 160 accubond at 3500 fps. to 800 yds.
    JS
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    James, i'm gonna do what you're doing.i've got a 6wssm that i'm gonna get working so i can use it for practice over the summer.i think the ballistics will be somewhat in the same ballpark as my 338/300 so practicing with it this summer will be somewhat educational and save the round count for the big game rig this fall.
     
  7. Buffalobob

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    When you get some time, how about a better picture of the stock and the cat. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    ok, bob the stock I can handle, the cat hates my guts, last time I petted her, 4 years ago she bit me, we now have an understanding, I let her live cause she's the mrs cat, no other reason. after I took the pic she growled and blowed all night.
    RR
     
  9. royinidaho

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    All cats have the same first name around here, "Damn".

    Ditto bb's stock pic request.
     
  10. Dan B

    Dan B Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Its namesake was rocky gibbs, he developed 7 or 8 cartridges from 24 to 338 all based on a 06 case improved to the absolute max.
    its a 30/06 with the shoulder pushed forward far enough that it has one caliber of neck length and sharpened to 35 degrees

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    Here is a 30-06, .30 Gibbs and 30-06 Ackley Imp comparison photo. My local smith has a 6.5 Gibbs reamer and I've really been thinking of having one made.

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  11. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    James.

    Do you know the weight of water it takes to fill a 6.5 Gibbs case to the mouth??


    I'd like to compare the case volume to the .264 WM.
     
  12. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Cat, not sure but give me a couple days and I'll weigh one,
    Right now I'm working 12 hr PM shifts till wed morn I'll let ya know.
     
  13. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Dan, if the reamer is based on a 270 case it will have a longer neck to support those long bullets.
    JS
     
  14. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    Cat, not sure but give me a couple days and I'll weigh one.
    Right now I'm working 12 hr PM shifts till wed morn I'll let ya know.

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    What bullet are you planning to use??

    While you were waiting for your 6.5 Gibbs to be finished, I was waiting for my Sendero-II, .264WM to be "delivered" (took nine months from the time ordered).

    I picked up mine about 6 weeks ago and got a little shooting in on it before the weather fell.

    I'm using the 95 V-Max and so far running 3700, with very good accuracy.

    While working up groups, I got to 3800 with no signs of pressure.

    I bought the rifle for feral dogs and yotes. I wanted something more effective then the 300WM/178 V-Max combo I was using before.

    Let us know what you are getting when you shoot it... not a lot of Gibbs around any more.

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