Ok i want someone to talk me out of a 6.5mm STW. I have two 7mm STWs and am looking to do something with one of them. I already know that the barrel life will be short (600-800 rounds). Other than that talk me out of it.gun)
Why? Build it, shoot it, and have a ball with it. Do load development, and then hunt with it. 100 shots the first year, and then 25 per year after that, should last you at least 20yrs.Ok i want someone to talke me out of a 6.5mm STW. I have two 7mm STWs and am looking to do something with one of them. I already know that the barrel life will be short (600-800 rounds). Other than that talk me out of it.gun)
Many ask me about the scope height issue. If you met me in person you would understand. The stock is a 14 1/2" LOP & for the scope to give me instant visual when I shoulder it needs to be high. I had low mounts, but they were too unnatural for me. You have to use what works, & this works for me. Oh my cheek does touch the comb too!Wookie, nice rifle. Do you like your scope that high? I guess I'm old school and like my scope as low as possible so I can actually have my cheek resting on the comb of the stock. My 264 shoots 140 gr Bergers at 3166 fps with 68 gr of Retumbo out of a 26 inch barrel and I might be able to squeeze a little more out of it if I try, since the primer pockets are still nice and tight after reloading them. I'm not sure you actually gain much by building a 6.5x300 WM over the standard 264 Win Mag, but to each his own I guess. The 6.5 STW seems way overbore to me and would be very hard on barrels, but if you just have to have one, go for it.