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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by elkaholic, Mar 6, 2014.
Does anyone out there know what the specs and case capacity of the 6.5 SAUM 4S is .......thanks/Rich
This is the best I could come up with on short notice.
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Originally Posted by PowerstrokeOBX
What's the case fill % with H1000 or Retumbo?
90-95% with H1000, 95-100% with Retumbo. thats giving the load of 61 grains of H1000 and 63 grains of Retumbo on a 140 class bullet
63 grains of H1000 and the 130 Berger is about spot on 100% case fill under bullet
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I believe I figured 70.2 grains of water on mine
Thanks guys! Do you know what the case dimensions are? Was there any change from the saum or is it just necked down? The capacity for my SS is very similar with RP brass and holds 71.5 With Norma, but my case is considerably shorter than a normal saum so it will fit in a std. mag......Rich
I am fairly sure it is just a straight 6.5 saum.
Hey Riley, I thought you mighthave croaked! Haven't heard much from you for a while.
Ya, I think it may be a straight 6.5 SAUM with a different throat spec than a std, but not sure?
I just remeasured it. It's 72.8. Just a 7 SAUM necked down .081" freebore. That's Norma brass. 300 SAUM and once fired
Ok, that makes sense. I thought it should have slightly more capacity than mine because mine is Creedmore length (body). I blew out some taper and sharpened the shoulder so it looks like I only lost about a grain of capacity. I know that short powder column is looking really efficient. We can get 3100' with160's in a 26" barrel.......rich
What load are you running? My SAUM is 3030 with a 160 matrix with 61.5 Ramshot magnum in a 24" tube. It is not a hot load.
Can't remember for sure, but I think it was 65 grains? Rhian chrono'd it in his rifle. He was using RL33. He actually clocked 3184', but he has a 29" barrel. We figured a 26" would easily make 3100'......Rich
Obviously it would be a lot more trouble than just using SAUM brass, but would it be possible to form down from .300 WSM brass if thats all you could find?
I tried WSM initially and it won't work because the case body is way too thick to become neck material. Most of the cases will be destroyed and the rest would take a lot of machining to be useable......Rich