6.5 Weatherby RPM

Overkill338

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Rebated Precision Magnum. I was wondering why this odd cartridge popped up. I do understand the .473" rim allows it to be built on a .30-06 bolt size. I honestly think the idea would make a better .25. The last new quarter bore I can think of is the WSSM. The 6.5 market is pretty flooded lately. But I finally ran across info, that told me what this was about. It's a slightly lengthened .284 Win. So now it's a more powerful 6.5-284.

I do think it is a "neat" idea, and believe we are going to see wildcats up and down.

"Tired of that .30-06? Want more power? More than the .35 Whelen ? Oh, ok, use this .35 RPM, and your problems are solved.

Here is the article of from Shooting Times about it, and yes, I'm a goober who bought the digital subscription. If it is a problem posting them, let me know and I will delete it, but I believe it's free on their website.

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Was able to read the article by pasting it to word and enlarging it. Thanks for sharing.

Not sure I believe his statement that it surpasses the 264 win. Case capacity is larger with the 264 win mag so equal length barrels will have the 264 ahead.

As a long time owner of the 284 win I would love to get my hands on this new cartridge if the brass is good and readily available. With the case capacity only a few grains less than the 7 Rem mag it would be great as a small bolt face LONG 284 win.

Wonder when we will see brass available and who will make it?

Just looked and Weatherby is listing the ammo. Have not found a supplier that carries it yet.
https://weatherby.com/store/65-wby-rpm/
 
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Overkill338

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The article mentioned there are two sets of dies. That's no longer correct. I have a set also. Hornady made the original so I asked Ben to make a set for me. They are making the brass for Weatherby, but would not sell any to me.
Holy cow, you're on first name basis with Hornady?! Get me a 250gr A-Tip to make a necklace out of lol
 

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Does anyone agree with me, that it would be better suited as a .25 ? The 6.5 market is flooded, people drowning in options. Plus Hornady had already released a 6.5 recently.

But think of it, the .335 WBY RPM, .375 RPM, but I really think, a .255 WBY RPM would make the most sense. The .257" bores have gotten no love lately. Maybe its because it's the last cartridge(s) before you switch from Varmint to medium game. .243, well, the waters are muddy there on it being a deer better. .264's are great for medium game.

The .25 WSSM was a great performer, but very very odd, and fed horribly.
 
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