What cartridge for the Sierra 150 grain 6.5 bullet

biffj

Sergeant
Jan 23, 2010
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east central indiana
#51
I've got a gunsmith friend who has been building 6.5 WSM rifles recently. They're mostly shooting the 130-142 gr bullets right now but it should handle the heavier ones as well. I like the 26 Nosler too. I've done a few barrels for the Desert tactical SRS rifles in that round and it has the room and available components to make the 150 and up size bullets work. I would think if you can get the speed out of it like the WSM, RUM or Nosler should then 1-8 twist would be fine.

Frank
 

Tjfarmer

Farmer Guy
Feb 15, 2017
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Illinois
#52
I've got a gunsmith friend who has been building 6.5 WSM rifles recently. They're mostly shooting the 130-142 gr bullets right now but it should handle the heavier ones as well. I like the 26 Nosler too. I've done a few barrels for the Desert tactical SRS rifles in that round and it has the room and available components to make the 150 and up size bullets work. I would think if you can get the speed out of it like the WSM, RUM or Nosler should then 1-8 twist would be fine.

Frank
But at half the barrel life of the s.s from guys running them. We will c
 

T J

Sergeant
Sep 8, 2010
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Gillette, WY
#55
I've basically been exclusively shooting the 160 Matrix out of my 6.5WSM. 3100fps and getting good case life. Believe it or not, it's a 1-8.4" Obermeyer, (4500'ALS), I don't see how a 1-8 wouldn't stabilize a 150grn pill... at least at this altitude. Should be able to rock a pretty good increase in FPS as well.


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