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I am going to build a 6.5 STW in a Shilen 28 inch 1 in 8 twist rifle. I cannot find much info on this certian round. Have any of you all loaded one before? I hope to use a 7 STW type S die and a few smaller bushings to get the neck down to the proper size. Have you all tried this method any? Thanks Croberts
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I tried this approach with a similar situation, and it did not work at all. The neck is smaller, but all of the shoulder or neck-shoulder junction is not sized properly. I would not recommend this approach or the round, but whatever trips your trigger.
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I appreciate the advice. I have never tried to do it, do not know wheater it will work. I can see where the sholder will get messed up.
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look for starting loads in some articles on the 6.5-300 Weatherbey,or quick load
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This link should help with some starting loads but I hope you are not counting on a very long barrel life because I tried it a while back and it is a burner.
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How long did you see promising accuracy?
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I have a .243 STW, .257 RUM, and a 6.5 RUM. They all shoot great. I have had the 6.5 RUM the longest and probably have about 200-250 rounds down the tube and so far no troble. Its a great long range deer round. I have shot some 120gr. BTs at 1000 yards with great accuracy. In the 6.5 RUM I use WC 872 and Fed. 215M primers.
They are all fun to shoot and super flat. If they don't last too long, thats ok with me as long as they don't quit making barrels.
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What kind of velocity are you seeing with the 120 BT? What about accuracy?