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    6.5 saum

    Who is running one of these and what performance are you getting out of what length barrel etc and overall thoughts on it? Not looking to build one as I have my 7 saum but it's a cal that's always interested me and seems to have a big following in the states...curious if it lives upto the hype over there eg GAP 4s

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    I imagine it would burn throats out quicker than a well priced hooker.

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    6.5 SAUM 4S Load data - SnipersHide.com Forums - Scout

    Great reading here.

    Same performance as the 264 Win Mag but in a short action.

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    mine 3180fps with 140gn proj in 26 inch barrel. pretty sure i could go faster with a different powder but why??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    mine 3180fps with 140gn proj in 26 inch barrel. pretty sure i could go faster with a different powder but why??
    Yeah that's pretty good medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    mine 3180fps with 140gn proj in 26 inch barrel. pretty sure i could go faster with a different powder but why??
    what powder are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    6.5 SAUM 4S Load data - SnipersHide.com Forums - Scout

    Great reading here.

    Same performance as the 264 Win Mag but in a short action.
    Have you done load development on a .264 Win Mag to see what you can get if you decide to chase sheer velocity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camo wsm View Post
    what powder are you using?
    Retumbo.

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    I HAVE A .264 Win mag, 140 Bergers going 3300, and looks good for some more yet, but now I have a new project
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    Can't get cases, so gonna make them from 300Wby cases, could be a whole new meaning to fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Have you done load development on a .264 Win Mag to see what you can get if you decide to chase sheer velocity?
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...14/#post483934 POST 2

    I might get some 77gr Taipans off a mate to try.

    Curious to see what the 100 gr TTSX would run, I seem to hvae a fast barrel.

    I see Mr Tiffen convinced you to make the leap to STW. I considered it, but the 264 is about right for the 6.5 bore.

    IF I decide to go full retard i will go for a 6.5 GONZO which is a 264-338 Lapua AI... 140's at 3700, 120's at 4000???

    and barrel life would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    I HAVE A .264 Win mag, 140 Bergers going 3300, and looks good for some more yet, but now I have a new project
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    Can't get cases, so gonna make them from 300Wby cases, could be a whole new meaning to fast!
    Funny, the 6.5mm STW was put into my head about 2pm yesterday from the same man. The data reads well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Funny, the 6.5mm STW was put into my head about 2pm yesterday from the same man. The data reads well.
    It would certainly get you on your gunsmith and favourite barrel makers Xmas card list!

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    Reclaimed 50BMG poweder, half the price of normal powder too. around 87gn from what I've read should get you up around 3400 for the 140s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    It would certainly get you on your gunsmith and favourite barrel makers Xmas card list!
    Dont have to load it right up, just a nice consistence and accurate load. Start with a 26 inch barrel and every 500 round, set it back a half inch.........

    Plus, he also has a pile of seconds hand 6.5mm barrels going cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Dont have to load it right up, just a nice consistence and accurate load. Start with a 26 inch barrel and every 500 round, set it back a half inch.........

    Plus, he also has a pile of seconds hand 6.5mm barrels going cheap.
    Don't have to load it right up...



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