1. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    New to the sight. What do you guys think about a 6.5 STW. Have found limited info on this cart. Any info or advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mysticplayer

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    What are you trying to use it for?

    There are no bad cartridges, just mismatched applications.

    Jerry
     
  3. Varmint Hunter

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    You can save yourself a lot of heartache by just going with the 7STW. Readily available brass, data, dies etc.

    You willl also save some barrel life which would not be too long in a 6.5STW.

    On the other hand, the 6.5STW would be an interesting wildcat that few other shooters have. It should be quite capable of dropping anything from varmints to whitetails at about as far as you could hit them.
     
  4. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    I'd use it for long range hunting and maybe punch a little paper with it, but mainly hunting with a 140 gr. Should be a very flat cart. And not very many people have one, just want something different also.
     
  5. Guest

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    Check out Kailua Custom Guns. He made a 264-8mm Rem a few years ago, had it written up in a rag. Google the name; I believe I have it right.
    Seems he was getting 3350 fps with 140's from a 26" bbl. I would definitely get a longer bbl, and just match that at lower pressures. You might get you 1k rounds out of it if you're gentle.
     
  6. jb1000br

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    Youngun--kailhua custom posts over at wildcatshooting.com if you want to contact him that way [​IMG]

    JB
     
  7. Shawn Carlock

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    [ 10-29-2004: Message edited by: Shawn C. ]
     
  8. Shawn Carlock

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    I built a 6.5 STW for a customer a few years back with a fluted 30" PAC-NOR barrel. He shoots the hornady 140 AMAX @ 3500 fps. If you are interested I could get you an email address and you can get info on the project from the horses mouth. I do know he has anchored a couple of deer with it.
     
  9. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn C I would like that email address if you could get it.
     
  10. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn C Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Shawn Carlock

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    The guy's name is Jim Kramer. He is a total gun guy. His email is jimkramer@starband.net
    Just tell him where you got his email from and I am sure he will answer any questions you might have. Tell him I said hi.