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    6.5 saum

    Was thinking of a new toy for a bit of an all rounder, handy enough in the bush but could stretch it out for the odd trip down south, shooting something like the new eldx 143. What would be involved in making one from a t3 in either 260 or 6.5x55. So what do you guys think.

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    .5 of a mm too small
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    Some gunsmiths don't like reaming out Tikka barrels because of the hardness of the steels. Also the thinner action/barrel diameter at the chamber can cause extraction issues at the higher (but safe) pressures.

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    There was one being sold on here not long ago, brand new, its still for sale as far as i know. Itll be in the for sale section.


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    Why not just AI a .260 or 6.5x55?, if it is uber velocity you want out of a 6.5, get a 6.5-06 or .264 Win mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    .264 Win mag.
    YEAH! what he said

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    In my 6.5mm SAUM, I can get 3050 fps with 62grs H1000. This is from a 24 inch barrel, and not far off a .264 with the same barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breingan View Post
    Was thinking of a new toy for a bit of an all rounder, handy enough in the bush but could stretch it out for the odd trip down south, shooting something like the new eldx 143. What would be involved in making one from a t3 in either 260 or 6.5x55. So what do you guys think.
    What about a 6.5 Jody
    6.5 SMc - The V.H.A. Forum

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    Probably a better idea to just re-barrel a WSM as it sounds like you don't already own the donor rifle.
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    Yip Def re barrel from a wsm

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    My 6.5x284 gets 3000fps with the 140 and 50.5gr... forvan extra 50 to 100 feet 12 grains of powder is alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    My 6.5x284 gets 3000fps with the 140 and 50.5gr... forvan extra 50 to 100 feet 12 grains of powder is alot
    Its not so much the amount of powder but more about the burning rate of the powder.

    How long is your barrel & which powder are you using ?

    I do have 6, 6.5 & 7 Saum's for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    .5 of a mm too small
    tui add that 7mm!☺

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