- Aug 26, 2017
What cartridge for the new bullet and why? I'm thinking about building a rifle around this bullet next. What do you all think?
http://www.gaprecision.net/ga-store/hornady-6-5-gap-4s-1000-count-5.htmlIf you don't mind the hassel with brass, 6.5 SAUM, you bet! Hellava cartridge!
I thought the same thing but Sierra usually post stepped BC’sI’m not nearly the smartest guy in the room, but I would think to see the awesome BC, you need speed. I’ve seen people run the numbers and they seem to be ok but I would think the two I listed would make that bullet shine if you push past, or right at the top of PRS speed.
Those are very attainable speeds for any 6.5 to be sure. I only meant if you took your SAUM, .284, or Nosler and loded these you would be at a much greater distance before dropping to these speeds.I thought the same thing but Sierra usually post stepped BC’s
and this one is no different. They are claiming a .713 BC if pushed 1760fps and faster (which is easily done in any 6.5 application) and a BC of .686 between 1240-1760fps. We will see but a lot of people doubted the 110 SMK but it’s proved to be exactly what is advertised so hoepfully this one will as well.
Hunter223 can get 4 groove cut rifled Mueller Works Barrels in custom twist fairly quick. Placed my order for the 1-7.5 twist and was quoted about 8 weeks. He’’s gtg with fast shipping once it does come in.
What does your drop profile look like out to 1K with that rocket ship?I am getting 3156fps from my 26" Bartlein 1:8" in 6.5SS w. the 150 SMK. Ridiculously accurate round. They are hot for sure, right on the edge, but they are a laser beam. I have 4 loadings on some of my brass already.
Norma .300SAUM brass
250 yard zero. 7000' AMSL, 30*F Drops in inches & MILsWhat does your drop profile look like out to 1K with that rocket ship?