I finally did it-- I won a 6.5-300 Weatherby...

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Pa Teeny, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Pa Teeny

    Pa Teeny New Member

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    I finally won on a gun ticket.....but oh my $75 a box of shells.....

    anyone shooting this at deer in PA?

    Are you reloading?
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Pa, the brass is $40, roll your own.
     
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  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    One of the reasons, I am not a fan of proprietary chamber/cartridge design.
     
  4. Peregrine82

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    But now you have a laser of a cartridge. That is one of those cartridges you want to zero and use mostly for hunting anyway.
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    No kidding! At the price of factory ammo a complete reloading setup will pay for itself in a year or two.
     
  6. WildRose

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    Congrats, be smart, don't shoot it hot, and keep your shot strings to 3 rds then let it cool down completely.

    Stay well off of max velocity and you'll get years of enjoyment out of it. Even being conservative you should be able to run 140's at 3400fps or more I should think.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Worse, dive into a full custom wildcat like the 6.5LRM. It's a reloading nightmare.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I think that's different because you know what you're getting into and besides, you love the challenge. :D
     
  9. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    YOU can always flip it ,be hard press on that idea.any way congrads on the win...:)
     
  10. WildRose

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    Oh I love it, but I have been reminded why I warn everyone off of wildcats since getting it. It's been a one holer with three different bullets so far and I'm pretty sure it's going to run the new VLR5 143's @ around 3250fps which will absolutely ideal for my purposes.

    When I get frustrated I just pick up one of the .260's and give it hell HA!

    I've just had it way too easy all these years when the most exotic thing I've owned was the collection of STW's and of course I got in on the ground floor with them buying one of the first production rifles Remington Custom Shop made and started loading for it immediately.

    This has been a challenge, particularly with the necking down and custom dies etc but even the added expense and learning curve has been worth it for me.

    Besides it's great bait to get Mario and the kids back up. Last year they had a blast in spite of the cold weather and we're eaten up so bad with hogs right now they are going to rock it with the 6.5's next month.
     
  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Naa, just a hairy legged old masochist I think.;)
     
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  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    L:cool:L!
     
  13. orangediablo

    orangediablo Well-Known Member

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    That's a LOT of gun for whitetail...but dead is dead, right?