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  • Good afternoon. Im really interested in the Sherman. I have a pre 64 standard action and have a Brux barrel ordered should finish at 26'. I have a machinist that has barreled several actions. We are interested in chambering my Brux for the 6.5 Sherman. I will need a set of dies also. Barrel should be delievered in 4-6 weeks. Can you put me on the list for a reamer no-turn.
    Thanks elton
    Hello rich, I'm new too the forum but have been following your sherman short mag cartridge design for some time. I love the fact it is so efficient and can drive 6.5 and 7mm fast and still maintain accuracy and barrel life. I really want too chamber one in 7mm ss. I wanted too know your thoughts on scaling your design up slight too the 300 norma mag case for use with 30 cal bullets in the 200gr-230gr range by pushing the shoulder back and improving too 40* and having .300+ neck length. There is a case called a 300 skadi which is an improved 300 norma and it has alot of the characteristics of your design but does not need fireforming. How would you go about improving the 300 norma too be more efficient and allow for a shorter case design whilst keeping good speeds.

    I'd like too have a case able too utilities the characteristics off your 6.5 ss only with the heavy 30 cal bullets and be able too get 230gr at around 3050-3150fps comfortable and have great case/barrel life
    Paul
    I'm considering a 6.5 Sherman build instead of a 6.5-06. I have a drawer full of .270 brass. Can you tell me where I could find a reamer and loading dies for the Sherman? Would load data from a 6.5 Gibbs be close to the same performance as a Sherman? I assume that brass is formed from .270 Win. Is that correct? Do you have a load you like for your Sherman? I'm thinking about a #4 28" barrel. I mostly want a long range pronghorn rifle. I would appreciate anything you could tell me about the Sherman. I normally use Quick Load but this cartridge is not in the program although they do cover the Gibbs.
    Sorry I didn't see your reply until today. I live over here in Sandy! I have used Nightowls (Ray Frederico in Taylorsville) for over 20yrs. He has made me some fine rifles. If I decide to go with the 6.5 Sherman I'll sure give you a call. Thanks for the reply! Rev Jim Knight
    I do rent what you need for $40 plus shipping one way. The The Sherman holds more powder than the 6.5 A.I. and therefore will reach higher velocities. I do not do the gunsmithing myself, but will send the reamer to one of your choice. I also sell the custom Whidden dies for $225. They are quality bushing/micrometer type....Rich
    Hello sir! Do you rent the reamer/headspace gauges for the 6.5 Sherman? What is the Nosler 280 Ackley Improved necked down to 6.5 called and is it any different than the 6.5 Sherman? Other than that, do you yourself rechamber/fit barrels? thanks Pard, Rev Jim Knight
    That is great Tom! It should be a fine cartridge and any of my data should be good in yours and vice versa............Rich
    Thanks Rich :)
    Just checked case capacity now, and its identical with yours.96,3-96,5 grains of water :)
    I`m testing retumbo now with 220 Lapua scenar L bullets in Norma brass. Best accuracy load so far is 80 grains of Retumbo for 3000 fps.Will test your Hodgon 1000 load with 215 Berger :)

    Tom Erik
    Wow! That should perform identical to mine. My case capacity is 96.4 grs. of H20. Mine really likes H1000 for accuracy. It won't get you top velocity, but is VERY consistent. I once shot a 1.18" 3 shot group at 880 yards with 80 grs. behind a 208 SXR. It also is very fond of 79 grs. behind a 215 Berger hybrid. Retumbo will get you another 50-75' with about 81 grains for near 3100. RL33 is the top dog for velocity. I shot some 230 Berger OTM's at well over 3100' and reached 3300' with the 215's and ran out of room for powder before max pressure. I use standard primers with the H1000 loads. Either 210's or BR 2's..........Rich
    Hello Rich

    I have made a wildcat very close to yours 30-375 SI.Mine is based on 300 Blaser mag with less body taper and a 37.5 degree shoulder. Case capacity is 95-96 grains of water. My rifle (Sako 75 with a 28" LW 1-9 twist barrel) is just finished, and im ready to start load development in a few days. I can see yours is extremly accurate.What powder do you recommend for the heavier 215, 220 and 230 gr bullets? I was thinking REL 33, but cant get hold of it :/ What about Hodgon 1000, REL 22 or Retumbo? Which gives you best speed and accuracy?

    Brgds Tom Erik
    Wow! I just moved from Rathdrum (Hidden Valley) to Ut. a couple weeks ago
    call me at:208 755-6723
    Rich,

    I had read through final design and the load data and I'm interested to find out more. I live off of Seltice by the Hockey Rink in Coeur d Alene, I see that your in North Idaho just not sure which town. If there's a chance to check out the 6.5 SS I would like to and find out more about it.....

    I've been looking for a light weight rifle with punch and it seems that you have designed it.

    Steve Jessup

    I tried to put my yahoo email address in but it wouldn't let me....
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