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#7055943 - 01/28/18 11:58 AM 6.5 saum
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Never did get around to posting my new hunting/mountain rifle. WTO knocked it out of the park on this one. Came in a bit heavier than my target (6lbs) but close enough at 6.4lbs bare and 7.9lbs with rings, scope, and ammo

Borden Alpine Ti
Manners EH3
Bix n Andy Tacsport trigger
PT&G bottom metal
Hawkins rings
Leopold Mark 6

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#7055952 - 01/28/18 12:12 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Awesome cartridge, good looking rifle. Congrats!
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#7055960 - 01/28/18 12:17 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Great looking rig!

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#7055966 - 01/28/18 12:20 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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WTO does some fine work. I bet it shoots.
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#7055982 - 01/28/18 12:39 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Did I miss the barrel specs?


Awesome rig

How is the Borden

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#7055986 - 01/28/18 12:41 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
WTO does some fine work. I bet it shoots.


Not too shabby on initial testing .155 @ 100. Only tried one combo of bullets, powder, and primers. Will stick with that until it gets 100-200 more rounds through it then try to squeeze some more power out of it.
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#7055987 - 01/28/18 12:42 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Did I miss the barrel specs?


Awesome rig

How is the Borden


Ahhh I forgot that part

Bartlein 2b finished at 24Ē with a Benchmark Miller brake

The action is very nice. I was worried about Ti but if there is an issue the coating cleared it up for sure. Itís very smooth


Edited by bphillips (01/28/18 12:43 PM)
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#7055993 - 01/28/18 12:47 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Nice. I got a 2b for my next one. Thought about moving to a 3 but will probably leave it for now

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#7056005 - 01/28/18 12:54 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Nice rifle...I put the same scope on one of my rifles....love that scope, capped windage and low profile turret...just about perfect.

Ed

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#7056410 - 01/28/18 07:32 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Was there a lighter stock option? Thought it'd be lighter too.

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#7056430 - 01/28/18 07:46 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Damn good looking rifle up
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#7056589 - 01/28/18 10:19 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Originally Posted By: bphillips
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
WTO does some fine work. I bet it shoots.


Not too shabby on initial testing .155 @ 100. Only tried one combo of bullets, powder, and primers. Will stick with that until it gets 100-200 more rounds through it then try to squeeze some more power out of it.


.155 is none too shabby. You running 143eldx or a flavor of Berger?
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#7056676 - 01/29/18 06:11 AM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Huckleberry75]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
Was there a lighter stock option? Thought it'd be lighter too.


Iím sure there was if I looked but I was pretty set on this one. It just felt good to me so didnít want it shorter or thinner. Could have shortened the shank or gone a profile lighter too but I didnít really want have to light of a contour. Itís close enough if I really want to cut some weight I can roll with another scope option and not make sacrifices on the rifle itself. It will be a pure hunting rifle anyway

Originally Posted By: Huckleberry75
Originally Posted By: bphillips
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
WTO does some fine work. I bet it shoots.


Not too shabby on initial testing .155 @ 100. Only tried one combo of bullets, powder, and primers. Will stick with that until it gets 100-200 more rounds through it then try to squeeze some more power out of it.


.155 is none too shabby. You running 143eldx or a flavor of Berger?


135gr JLK


Edited by bphillips (01/29/18 06:12 AM)
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#7057436 - 01/29/18 03:29 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips]
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Registered: 01/24/16
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Loc: Amarillo, TX
Wonder if the 6.5 saum will be commercialized?

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#7057543 - 01/29/18 04:39 PM Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Amarillo.Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Amarillo.Hunter
Wonder if the 6.5 saum will be commercialized?

Probably not with the PRC coming out. Theyíre close enough in performance a fast PRC barrel can make it faster than a slow saum barrel. All things equal about 50fps difference
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