Reloading for a 6.5 WSM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MAELTY, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. MAELTY

    MAELTY Active Member

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    If I use the load data listed for the 270WSM and reduce it 5% will I be safe?
     
  2. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    When I built my XP-100 in 6.5mm WSM, I just used near top loads for the 6.5 Rem Mag as my starting loads and they worked great.

    I can not recommend using 270 data even with 5% reduction in loads. Your 6.5 WSM will likely have a much tighter throat and chamber then any 270 so even starting data could be a little on the warm side.

    Since the 6.5 Rem Mag is smaller then the 6.5 WSM by a fair amount, these result in great starting load levels.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)