6.8 Western

Calvin45

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Actually that was based on the 7 rem mag case.
Nope 🤪. It’s actually based on a seriously shortened, blown out, necked down, shoulder-sharpened .375 H&H 😁😁😁😁😁.

At the end of the day they’re all just modified .30-06, 404 Jeffrey, and .375 hh. There is nothing new under the sun.

Just messing with ya!
 

.300 Dakota

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The 300wsm necked up to .35cal is best known as the 35 Sambar if a guy wants to search it up
I "invented" one several years ago from a 325 WSM I dubbed the .355 Razorback designed as a short-barreled huge boar/moose slayer in close cover. I was unimpressed with my results in ballistic tests. The standard .35 Whelen easily equaled its speed/energy. Essentially the same thing as the Sambar with less working of the brass. I was using a 21" #5 Lilja barrel, so perhaps a Rock Creek or others with 3 more inches of barrel would have improved things. The throat was bored way too deep, so 2 MOA was the best I could do. That prototype was scrapped quickly. Sometimes things that look good on paper don't pan out.
 

Old rooster

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I "invented" one several years ago from a 325 WSM I dubbed the .355 Razorback designed as a short-barreled huge boar/moose slayer in close cover. I was unimpressed with my results in ballistic tests. The standard .35 Whelen easily equaled its speed/energy. Essentially the same thing as the Sambar with less working of the brass. I was using a 21" #5 Lilja barrel, so perhaps a Rock Creek or others with 3 more inches of barrel would have improved things. The throat was bored way too deep, so 2 MOA was the best I could do. That prototype was scrapped quickly. Sometimes things that look good on paper don't pan out.
At least you tried something!
I get ideas but thats where it ends.I use the bad health excuse.
 

.300 Dakota

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At health excuse.
You're likely better off. It's an expensive proposition, and half the time or more it's not what you thought it would be on paper. I've got 2 reamers with headspace gauges sitting here that will probably never be used to cut a chamber, but they cost plenty to produce. It's always best to make something that you can use a die set for that's already in existence, even if it isn't perfect. It's nearly impossible to get a custom set of dies made, and will take a year or more today if anyone will take it on. The cost is easily what you pay for the reamer and gauges to start with. I have a prototype case formed for a .270/.308 Norma Magnum, but I've about talked myself out of it (wisely). It is just as frustrating as it is rewarding, and perhaps more so.
 

FlyGuy11

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According to this deep dive 6.8 Western is an improvement on the 270 WSM which was hindered due to a lawsuit. What can I say; I'm still not buying one because I have plenty of options already 280 AI, 270 win, 28 Nosler, etc. I ended up going with a 6.5 PRC for my kids Elk rifle and with a Terminator T3 break the recoil feels like a 243. I just can't justify another rifle; well maybe next week I'll change my mind lol.
 
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