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#6921721 - 10/15/17 08:59 PM 6.5-300 weatherby
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Adds a little bump to the Creedmoor. Anyone play with this yet? flame


How fast, you might ask? Well, the company is introducing three cartridges, each with a muzzle velocity well north of 3,300 fps:

127-grain Barnes LRX ó 3,531 fps
130-grain Swift Scirocco ó 3,475 fps
140-grain Swift A-Frame ó 3,395 fps

To give some perspective, the 127-grain round has a maximum point blank range (MPBR) of 0-305 yards on a 5-inch target with the rifle scoped in at 200 yards. And the bullet has more velocity at this particular MPBR than the .260 Remington produces at the muzzle.


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#6921833 - 10/15/17 10:41 PM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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Yes, I wasn't impressed at all. It's like cramming a big block with a large blower out the hood into a Ford Pinto. It's nothing but horse power, and hard to control. Not my cup of tea, but it is for some.
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#6921834 - 10/15/17 10:52 PM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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I'd rather get 3000 fps out of a 142gr bullet with barrel life and consistency. That's a little too hot for a 260 though, wish I went with a 6.5-284.

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#6921851 - 10/15/17 11:24 PM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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Iíll stick to my 26 Nosler.

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#6921854 - 10/15/17 11:27 PM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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Not sure but it seems like that might kill on both ends ?
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#6921890 - 10/16/17 04:46 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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A barrel burner for sure.
It makes a 7 mm wsm like a 308.

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#6921921 - 10/16/17 06:10 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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Doesn't appeal to me at all. Chad already explained.
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#6921926 - 10/16/17 06:20 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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too much recoil for this baby rifle but so does a .243
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#6922094 - 10/16/17 08:54 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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I think that it's a neat super zapper. Not a target gun, obviously, but a cool hunting option if you like the .257 Wby or the 7mm Ultra.
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#6922167 - 10/16/17 09:44 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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sounds real cool bruh! how long is the barrel going to last, 300 rounds?

just another example of how most of us have been bitten by the "hardware disease" bug.

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#6922175 - 10/16/17 09:50 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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6.5 Weatherby is a MUCH better option
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#6922178 - 10/16/17 09:51 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Yes, I wasn't impressed at all. It's like cramming a big block with a large blower out the hood into a Ford Pinto. It's nothing but horse power, and hard to control. Not my cup of tea, but it is for some.


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#6922198 - 10/16/17 10:03 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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^^ Exactly!!!

The 6.5 Wby, based on the 257 Wby case necked up would be an awesome round. The 6.5-300 Wby is a whole different case, and much larger. So, there's 2, 6.5,, Wby rounds.
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#6922251 - 10/16/17 10:41 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
^^ Exactly!!!

The 6.5 Wby, based on the 257 Wby case necked up would be an awesome round. The 6.5-300 Wby is a whole different case, and much larger. So, there's 2, 6.5,, Wby rounds.


Weatherby only list the 6.5-300

257 Weatherby: Parent†case.375 H&H Magnum -Case capacity 84†gr H2O

6.5-300 Weatherby: Parent†case.300 Weatherby Magnum - Case capacity 96†gr H2O
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#6922353 - 10/16/17 11:58 AM Re: 6.5-300 weatherby [Re: hetman]
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One cartridge. Three loadings.
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