New 6.5 CM Build Help

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ramrod79, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    SO I decided I wanted to do another build ( on a budget this time LOL ) thought I was gona do a 264 win mag but then thought about it for a bit and changed my mind to a 6.5 CM . I will list my build specs I would appreciate any helpful info as I have never built off Savage action before so it is a bit new to me I am also using this gun as my walking hunter/ long-range target shooter so I want to keep weight down to no more than 7.5 LBS.

    Donner rifle :
    Savage 116 243 with accu-trigger - would you guys use the accu-stock or should I just get the model with regular stock? I have found both used just don't know if I will need accu-stock for the extra $$

    Now barrel length and contour??? I am using Benchmark again ( prefit from Benchmark) ,and was thinking either a sporter #3 non fluted or a #4 fluted and still up in the air on barrel length for this cartridge should I go 26" for extra velocity or go with 24 " will I gain much with this cartridge in a 26 " is it worth the extra weight ? Will I need a different barrel nut and lug?

    I will not be doing any action work to this rifle basically going to screw on a custom pipe, hydro dip the factory stock, and start shooting .
     
  2. SA1000

    SA1000 Well-Known Member

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    The accu stock will have to be milled out if you use a heavier recoil lug.My Creedmore is built more like a F class rifle I have a 30" straight 1" contour on mine.If you load with reloader 17 you can pick up some velocity from factory ammo.
     
  3. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I will use factory lug then , and what kind of velocities are you getting I was either going to use 130 or 140 berger leaning on the 130 though .
     
  4. SA1000

    SA1000 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting 2863 with 140 gr berger and not pushing it hard.
     
  5. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    I am getting 2870 with the 130 vlds out of a 20in barrel but its hot.
     
  6. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    That is warm I was hoping to get that in a 24-26 inch barrel but still unsure what length to go with maybe I will split difference at 25 call it good with a # 3 fluted 1-8 twist .