Weatherby's new 6.5 RPM cartridge

Capt RB

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I'd look into the 300 Sherman short, it equals wsm performance and then a little more. Ackley improved slightly shortened shoulder saum, with longer neck, its impressive plus there is adg brass.
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The thought has definitely crossed my mind. 7mm Rem Mag Performance from a standard bolt face would be cool considering I have 2 long actions with .473 bolts already. It would probably need a 3.6-3.7" Magazine with the long bullets, looking at the case dimensions. Has anybody bought any brass and started loading for it yet? Brass seems to be available on Weatherby's website $75 for 50.
 

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Was looking at this case drawing again last night, and from what I can see it should offer about a 20% capacity increase over the 6.5x284. That should allow about a 5% increase in velocity.

Has anybody handloaded this round yet?
 
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Was looking at this case drawing agai last night, and from what I can see it should offer about a 20% capacity increase over the 6.5x284. That should allow about a 5% increase in velocity.

Has anybody handloaded this round yet?
Almost same exact capacity as 264wm, cept it has a lot longer freebore, to seat bullets out, should get very comparable velocities.
 

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I have some of the brass sitting here and some 6.5 Hammer hunters in various weights, but still waiting on some dies. Every time I try and add the preorder from Brownells, it crashes their site. Anyone had any luck elsewhere?
 

257Tony

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I have some of the brass sitting here and some 6.5 Hammer hunters in various weights, but still waiting on some dies. Every time I try and add the preorder from Brownells, it crashes their site. Anyone had any luck elsewhere?
I tried the pre-order, it said they were added to my cart, but they aren't there when you go to checkout.
 

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Late update, but I looked at RCBS, and eventually called Redding, who pointed me to Grafs & Sons. They were able to sort it out, and they will eventually be stocking the Redding Deluxe Die Sets (but not Competition). I'll piece together the Competition elements myself if I need them. I don't have a set date yet of when to expect them.
 

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