Weatherby 6.5 RPM?

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  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Awe don’t get upset. Not trolling. Just saying I doubt you say on gunbroker “rifle shoots 1.5inches”. I would love to see that ad. Let me know the next time that happens.
     
  2. RevJim

    RevJim Well-Known Member

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    I treat/appreciate any leverguns and muzzleloaders ( both w/receiver sights and 1/16 gold bead) that shoot 1.5" like a varmint rifle! I use 200yds as my maximum. Can thread that bullet in the timber too! :)

    I read, somewhere, it may have been Nate Foster, who wrote that if a man wanted to shoot game at 300 and over, his rifle "had" to shoot 1.5" or, preferably, much less. Makes sense.
     
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  3. Truc

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    My model 7 is originally a 350 Rem Mag. Several years ago I bought 200 from midway. I’ve also made some from Norma 7 Rem mag brass using a form die that I bought here in the classifieds. The brass has to be unfired to work well
     
  4. Oldschool280

    Oldschool280 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, you are now on my friends list. Lol
     
  5. djfergus

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    I'm liking the case. Yes, it would be of great benifit for them to offer it in a vanguard.
     
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  6. djfergus

    djfergus Well-Known Member

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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
     
  7. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    A fellow was at our range the other day with one of those 65 Rpm's,,,

    Its one kool looking cartridge,,, I thought it was an expanded 6.5 Creedmoor... Ha...

    His new custom built rifle had a few more ft-per seconds with the 140 grain'ers then mine,,, of course he was able to access the RL powder...

    I've been running H1000 and Super Short cut H4831 in my 65 A Square,,, about 250 ft-per seconds slower in velocitie...

    Cheers from the North
     
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  8. Turnbolt53

    Turnbolt53 Well-Known Member

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    What velocity was he getting with the 140's?
     
  9. djfergus

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    I really like this case. It effectively has the same capacity as the 264 win & 7mm rem mags. Should be able to drive 140s up close to 3200fps with mag powders (retumbo) and a fellow should be able to find a node or two between 3100-3200. That's about the velocity I want to be at for my next 6.5 cal. This cartridge has me very interested. It's biggest obstacle for its popularity gain among the un-informed masses is that it's probably not going to be offered in a $399.99 rifle & $20 factory ammo for a while, and Hornady has got the corner on folks of that market right now. Still, I really like the endeavors of this case & cartridge, it should have been done a lot sooner but better late than never.
     
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  10. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    """If""" I recall he was launching the Berger 140gr Hunter VLD's at 3180 from his Carbon fiber 24" barrel with MB,,, about 200 ft-per seconds faster than my A Square...

    He tried the new 156 gr EOC's with this rifle that has a 1:8 twist,,, but it struggled to pull off less than 1 MOA groups,,, he tried 4 different powders with limited results...

    He mentioned that it's hard to get RL-26 and other types of RL powders up here above the 49th parallel...

    The main powders up here are Winchester,,, IMR,,, Hodgdon,,, a few others as well,,, but that RL is darn tough to come across at times...

    He wasn't disappointed that the 156 gr bullets didn't pan out since his plan to shoot the 140 to 147 grain'ers worked out like mine...

    Both of us had the 150 gr bullet and """less""" idea planned on our builds,,, if we want to shoot longer and heavier bullets then this,,, we would of picked the next size caliber up,,, 270 or 280's...

    The 1:8 twist is nice since it allows us to use the 85 to 90 grain bullets for predator control in the off season...

    Less bullet weight recoil is like shooting a 243,,, a big plus for the 6.5 category...

    PS: If predator control was not my shooting sports in the winter months,,, I would most likely not have a 6.5...

    A caliber of this size fits all of my big game hunting along with the above,,, just enough to get by so long as I pace my shooting distances...

    For me that is...

    Cheers from the North
     
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  11. djfergus

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    How did the 147s do for you? You are running 8 twist? Just curious. What I find strange about the 147 is that Hornady once recommend 8.5 twist. They may have changed that recommend twist since when I read that. I'm running them in a 8.25 twist.
     
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  12. Turnbolt53

    Turnbolt53 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Don!