Weatherby's New 6.5 RPM

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  1. Milepost

    Milepost Well-Known Member

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    No one wants the belt nowadays and they plan to add a couple more RPM calibers in the near future.
    I bet in a year or so they will add them to available calibers for their Vanguard line.
     
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  2. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    They had better move as fast as Hornady did plus get the magazine backing behind them. Not sure if I would wait too long to release this in the Vanguard line either. Not everyone has $2600 for a Mark V just to get the latest and "greatest".
     
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  3. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't buy either one but if I won a raffle and had a choice of two identical rifles, one chambered in a 6.5-284 Norma Long and the other in a 6.5-257 Weatherby Mag, I would take the 6.5-257 Weatherby.
     
  5. swe123

    swe123 Well-Known Member

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    OH BOY! Another 6.5.
     
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  6. Aussie Hunter Steve

    Aussie Hunter Steve Well-Known Member

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    I’m going to stick with my 6.5-300. What does the RPM offer that I can’t have fixed?
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    They will do well with it, a 6.5 based on the smaller belted Weatherby would have been lame IMO.
     
  8. Milepost

    Milepost Well-Known Member

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    If I had already had a 6.5-300 I wouldn’t change a thing...
    But, if I didn’t have one.....?
     
  9. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Weight!
     
  10. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I think Weatherby is brilliant in this, they chamber the 6.5 Creedmore, the 6.5-300 WBY then they design a chamberings to slide in between, a 6.5 guy can cover the spectrum from mild to wild and stay in the Weatherby line!
     
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  11. djm670

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    Learn something new every day! Thanks! Maybe you can tell I don't have any Weatherby Mark V's! Kind of wish they put this new 6.5 in a (more affordable?) Vanguard..
     
  12. yorke-1

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    You can't have your 6.5x300 Wby in a 5.3# steel gun or a sub 5# titanium factory gun.

    I think a lot of folks are missing the whole reason the RPM was designed. There are lots of other cartridges which offer identical or very similar performance, but those aren't an appropriate fit for the 6 lug Mk V action.

    The only Weatherby rifles I've ever been interested in are their ultra light models. I had one of the old ultra lights in 338-06 and loved it but sold it when somebody made the right offer. The new Backcountry looks even better and should be a great seller. I'm not terribly excited by the 6.5 RPM, but I love the case itself. Neck it up to 338 and I think it will be a real winner!
     
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  13. Aussie Hunter Steve

    Aussie Hunter Steve Well-Known Member

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    My 6.5-300 is built on a Rem 700 KS mountain rifle platform.
     
  14. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    The bolt lift is too long! I mean 90 degrees for the Remington compared to only 54 degrees for the Weatherby. That's an insurmountable problem.