6.5x300 WBY ?

yobuck

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Roy actually built 5 of these 6.5x300 initially and gave one to Herb Klein. At the time he was really interested in the 257 and it won out. Grandson Adam is responsible for putting the 6.5x300 in the line. It was a popular 1000 yard gun as well.it
Actually Roy didnt build the original 6.5x300, and if its 1000 yd target shooting your referring to, it was never popular there either.
 

Ricky C

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Hey, my 2 cents, I bought a UL 6.5x300 and it took a little bit of playing around with loading to get it to shoot MOA. The load I'm using is 3354fps with a 127 LRX. It's pretty danged close to an actual laser. Shot two caribou last year, both over 400 yards and both one shot and done. Shot it a month ago at 600 yards and put 3 shots into a 4 inch group. I like it!
Take Care, Rick
 

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I have the 300 and the 6.5-300. The 6.5 has a lot less recoil. I’ve recently worked up an honest .5 load with the 156 Berger’s at about 3150 which I would think would be about equal or better barrel life? Doesn’t really matter. It shot the factory 130 sirrocos extremely good as well. Hope that helps you decide
 

yobuck

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I have the 300 and the 6.5-300. The 6.5 has a lot less recoil. I’ve recently worked up an honest .5 load with the 156 Berger’s at about 3150 which I would think would be about equal or better barrel life? Doesn’t really matter. It shot the factory 130 sirrocos extremely good as well. Hope that helps you decide
Well please explain why a 6.5 shooting a 156 gr @ 3150 would be a better choice than a 7mm shooting a 162 gr @ 3400 + ?
 

skipglo

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If I had to re-barrel a Weatherby I would not send it back to them. They are running way behind 6 to 9 months. I sent an action to Hart over a year ago, no word. So patience is the key. Still waiting on my 6.5 I got through BHA 2 months now, no word.
You are right..think I should just buy a new Mark V🤣!
 

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