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#415716 - 01/19/05 05:49 PM 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
David_Walter Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 9485
Loc: TriCities, WA
Anyone else read his article on pages 38-40 on necking down the 300 WSM to 6.5?

If I wanted to get someone to convert a 270 WSM, would it be worth it?

dww

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#415717 - 01/19/05 05:54 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
catnthehat Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 3114
Loc: Alberta
I don't read Outdoor life anymore.
Are these two different cartridges, or is said scribe trying to tell us that he "patented "another wildcat?
I have used a 6.5WSM for a couple of years now and just love it, mainly because of the many target bullets and hunting bullets available for it, and it's a wildcat, also!
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#415718 - 01/19/05 05:56 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
David_Walter Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
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Loc: TriCities, WA
sir hat,

tell me about your rifle?

dww
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#415719 - 01/19/05 06:37 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
catnthehat Offline
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Loc: Alberta
PM sent, DW!
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#415720 - 01/20/05 02:59 AM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
catnthehat Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 3114
Loc: Alberta
DW,I love this rifle for shooting 1,000 yard stuff!
Catnthehat
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#415721 - 02/02/05 04:51 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
CanadianLefty Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 604
YUP, Carmichel is trying to tell us that HE created the FIRST 6.5X300 WSM.

Hopefully, the article will push some of the Winchester people to come out with the 6.5 WSM soon.

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#415722 - 02/02/05 06:51 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
David_Walter Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 9485
Loc: TriCities, WA
I'm thinking I just might have to build one of those on a SUCKS action
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#415723 - 02/03/05 06:34 AM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
David-for what it is worth, I believe us gun loonies can find a lot of ways of micro managing a worth of a round...grins.

I find some appeal to the round but mainly for shooting at ranges in from 500-1000. I kind of believe that somewhere past 500 the 6.5 is gonna take over a lot of other rounds.

But, for your every day shooter to say 350 I see not much reason other than want! And want can and certainly should be more than enough. I'd say as long as someones family doesn't suffer because of decisions of want then I'd say Powder River let er rip and have at it.

At least that is how I look at it.

Have a super day.

Dogz
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#415724 - 02/03/05 07:41 AM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
dennisinaz Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 7160
Loc: AZ
Carmichael is really in a tailspin these days. Most recently his putrid piece on the 270 and now this back patting drivel.

Any of you with much experience with the other 6.5's will see how anemic the velocities he reported for them to shore up his purported wildcat.

I think the guy is very knowledgeable and a good target shooter, but has one serious ego problem!

He is the first mainstream gunwriter to write about this particular wildcat as far as I can remember though and I guess he feels like that gives him bragging rights. He thinks he invented the 260 Rem as well.

Oh well, I guess those of us with 264 mags and 6.5-284's are relegated to shooting sparrows in our backyards as they are good for much else...
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#415725 - 02/03/05 07:34 PM Re: 6.5 Leopard - 6.5X300 WSM - carmichel in the Feb 2005 Outdoor Life
Jesse Jaymes Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 1878
Loc: NE Washington
I am not going to argue who had what first, but mine has already been through a few seasons as well. I'll go at least read the article for free at Barnes and Noble.

After JB's article on the 264, I feel mine is right where it is supposed to be or just a tad warm with 3140 fps from a 26 Lilja with 140's. I finally got it nailed down after some hiccups, and am pleased with its progress as well.

I find that when you neck down from 270 to 264 the cases are a bit short, so does that mean I can change the offical length and name mine the 264 Turd Burgler ????

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