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6.5 saum #7055943
01/28/18 05:58 PM
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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
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Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7055952
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Awesome cartridge, good looking rifle. Congrats!



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Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7055960
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Great looking rig!

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7055966
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WTO does some fine work. I bet it shoots.


Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7055982
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Did I miss the barrel specs?


Awesome rig

How is the Borden

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Sneaky] #7055986
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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.


Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Brother in-law] #7055987
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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

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Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7055993
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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

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7056005
01/28/18 06:54 PM
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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

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7056410
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Was there a lighter stock option? Thought it'd be lighter too.

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7056430
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Damn good looking rifle up

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7056589
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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?


Are you going to pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?
Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Huckleberry75] #7056676
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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

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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.


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


135gr JLK

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Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7057436
01/29/18 09:29 PM
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Wonder if the 6.5 saum will be commercialized?

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: Amarillo.Hunter] #7057543
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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


Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7274912
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Well its deadly out to 515 rifle



Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7274918
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Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7274922
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That sir is beautiful and 50% of my dream hunt. Congratulations.

Re: 6.5 saum [Re: bphillips] #7274939
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Originally Posted By: bphillips
Well its deadly out to 515 rifle


Shame on you for not getting closer.

Clearly you are not a very good hunter, and are more of a shooter.

Obviously you do not know how to play the wind and stalk.

I don't understand why you need all those gizmos on a rifle scope.

This is what turret twirlers and turret spinners do. It is not real hunting shots.

Why would you use anything but Rem Core-Lokt ammo?



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That's bad [censored]!!!!! Congrats!


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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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Well its deadly out to 515 rifle


Shame on you for not getting closer.

Clearly you are not a very good hunter, and are more of a shooter.

Obviously you do not know how to play the wind and stalk.

I don't understand why you need all those gizmos on a rifle scope.

This is what turret twirlers and turret spinners do. It is not real hunting shots.

Why would you use anything but Rem Core-Lokt ammo?


Funny enough I wanted to bowhunt them and outfitter who is a hardcore bowhunter told me the area wasnít great for it. Sure enough where we came in there were sheep on the 3 sides in front of us and getting closer would have run them out of the country. Guide intitially wanted me to take him at 591 but I insisted on getting as close as possible and 515 is where we ran out of cover


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Originally Posted By: bphillips
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: bphillips
Well its deadly out to 515 rifle


Shame on you for not getting closer.

Clearly you are not a very good hunter, and are more of a shooter.

Obviously you do not know how to play the wind and stalk.

I don't understand why you need all those gizmos on a rifle scope.

This is what turret twirlers and turret spinners do. It is not real hunting shots.

Why would you use anything but Rem Core-Lokt ammo?


Funny enough I wanted to bowhunt them and outfitter who is a hardcore bowhunter told me the area wasnít great for it. Sure enough where we came in there were sheep on the 3 sides in front of us and getting closer would have run them out of the country. Guide intitially wanted me to take him at 591 but I insisted on getting as close as possible and 515 is where we ran out of cover


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