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#5969724 - 10/09/15 04:30 PM New Weatherby Caliber
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For the first time in 17 years Weatherby is coming out with a new hit rod.
6.5x300 WBY. It shoots a 130 grain bullet 130 FPS faster than 26 Nosler and a 140 grain 101 faster.
It will be in an Accumark to start.
They also have reworked the MK V action and trigger and the triggers are very crisp and will come set between 3 and 3.2 lbs. with no creep.
The trigger on a MK V has long been a sticking point with Weatherby users and now they one of the best on a production gun.

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#5969741 - 10/09/15 04:39 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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And a barrel burner...

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#5969743 - 10/09/15 04:40 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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I'll just stick with my Tikka 260. If I need more grunt than that, I'll drag out the 270.

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#5969751 - 10/09/15 04:44 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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Pass.

Gonna be too expensive anyway, Weatherby calibers always have been. Too proprietary for me, anyway.
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#5969764 - 10/09/15 04:54 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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I think .264 Win Mag is about the limit in terms of practicality in that caliber. Much good can be said of the 6.5-06 and its AI offspring, too. To me the .264 reaches just about the point of diminishing returns, but that's purely subjective. If a guy wants a 6.5 powered by 120 grains of powder, then he should have it. If he likes the little .260 Remington then he should have that. Between 6.5-300 and .260, I think I'd choose the .260. Maybe if I was 5'5" I might want the Weatherby.
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#5969767 - 10/09/15 04:56 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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So if this is going to be a barrel burner why isn't a 26 nosler?
The idea here was to make a caliber to compete with the 26 nosler. They made one which is a little faster and shoots a little flatter.
The ammo for this will be almost the same as the 26 nosler factory ammo. So it apples to apples.
Guys who want a hot hot 6.5 have another choice now.

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#5969772 - 10/09/15 05:01 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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The great thing about America is that we are allowed to vote with our wallets. If you want a .30-378 then go for it. If you want a 7mm RUM, then go for it. If you want a 6.5 Weatherby, then go for it. If you want a .35 Remington, then go for it.

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#5969777 - 10/09/15 05:04 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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Does this new cartridge have that goofy rounded shoulder?

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#5969788 - 10/09/15 05:14 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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#5969797 - 10/09/15 05:22 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Does this new cartridge have that goofy rounded shoulder?


And a belt. Good thing gunsmiths know how to cut chambers



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#5969798 - 10/09/15 05:23 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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Originally Posted By: huntwest
So if this is going to be a barrel burner why isn't a 26 nosler?
The idea here was to make a caliber to compete with the 26 nosler. They made one which is a little faster and shoots a little flatter.
The ammo for this will be almost the same as the 26 nosler factory ammo. So it apples to apples.
Guys who want a hot hot 6.5 have another choice now.


cheers

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#5969799 - 10/09/15 05:24 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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Yep too extream for me too...if it would have been a necked down 270 WBY then...ok maybe, but then again it would have been just another hot 6.5...

Good for weatherby! I will be shooting my 6.5-284,6.5 creedmoor, and 6.5 Grendel....and enjoy myself....

Ed

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#5969803 - 10/09/15 05:26 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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#5969831 - 10/09/15 05:46 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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26 nosler is a barrel burner.
These makers have to make the next big thing and the weatherby name sells

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#5969836 - 10/09/15 05:49 PM Re: New Weatherby Caliber [Re: huntwest]
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They're kind of late to that party.

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