6.5-300 weatherby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Turbo2160, Dec 7, 2019.

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  1. Turbo2160

    Turbo2160 Member

    Oct 23, 2019
    Looking for some hands on info about this bad boy.. looking for personal pros and cons
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Shot one that belonged to a friend quite a bit back in the eighties and nineties. It's a screamer but you are limited to hard to come by and always overpriced Weatherby brass.

    I've also shot the 6.5 STW and came within an inch of buying one but got an opportunity to buy a 6.5 LRM that will run 140's around 3400fps.

    If that's the kind of velocity you want honestly the 26 Nosler gives you a great factory solution.

    If I build another 6.5 screamer I think I'll just go with the 6.5-.375 Ruger. It'll gain me a few grains powder capacity and/or room to seat longer and heavier bullets and the brass is extremely easy to come buy particularly since I shoot the .375 Ruger quite a bit as well.
  3. Peregrine82

    Peregrine82 Active Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    The 6.5-300 Weatherby is factory now. You can get ammo starting at $35.00 for 20 rounds and the premium stuff for around $50
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  4. Lahunter76

    Lahunter76 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    May be able to check out over at the Weatherby Nation forums, I am part of that because I love the Weatherys and own a vanguard 257roy and a mark V 300roy
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

    Dec 4, 2008
    I just ordered a reamer for a guy who wants to build a 26 SM. (300 PRC) parent
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  6. Andrew Massi

    Andrew Massi Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    I'm on my 4th barrel.
    1000 rd barrel life is about average
    It will shoot real pointy bullets really fast up to the 147,s.
    Really shines with 140 accubonds, 140 bergers and 143 eld-x. All around 3450 +\-
    I've found the above bullets can go much faster with some of the enduron and reloaded powders but the accuracy goes away.
    The 143 eld-x has creedmoor muzzle energy at 585 yards.

    It's a neat cartridge, but I think I'm over it. I dabbled with some 6.5s and I'm going back to 7mm.
    Might have 2 6.5 weatherbys on the classifieds soon.
  7. AC300RUM

    AC300RUM Member LRH Team Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    Factory 127gr LRX ammo shoots extremely well in most of the rifles I’ve seen. Right at 1/2 MOA in my Accumark. At an honest 3500fps and change, zeroed at 300 yards (only 2.2 inches high at 100 to accomplish this) your dial up at 1000 yards is only 17.5 MOA. I love mine, but it’s on a serious pitch count in the interest of barrel life.
  8. Turbo2160

    Turbo2160 Member

    Oct 23, 2019
    Thank you for the personal feed back very much appreciated
  9. BigSky112

    BigSky112 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2012
  10. Wilderness Blacktail

    Wilderness Blacktail Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    It's a neat cartridge with real velocity potential but if you read much on it you'll find out that they dont all get there easily. Some are finicky in getting either velocity or accuracy or both.
    I have one of those. Haha I'm finally getting there now but its takin a few pounds of powders and diff bullets over several months. It's not as fast as I wanted, but oh well. So in the case of my rifle at least you may end up with essentially 264WM +P speeds but burning 85-89gr of LRT to get it.
    I also ran 91 & 94 gr of US869 but that powder isnt consistent enough in my gun.
    With brass it's easier to find 300wby brass and neck it down, I neck sized mine .284, then full sized 6.5-300. Norma shooters pack deal of 100 cases was a awesome deal.