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Old August 26, 2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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6mm wsm or 6 wsm

Any body have any loading data for this rifle. I just received a barreled action from pac nor and dies from rcbs but have no loading data. I have a 1 in 8 twist and will be using hornady 105 gr a-max. For a starting load going to try 60 grs reloader 22. Any ideas.

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Old August 26, 2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Haven't heard of that one yet.
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Old August 26, 2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Its the 300 wsm necked to 6mm.
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Old August 27, 2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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Is it a commercially available cartridge?
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Old August 27, 2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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Best question for the OP is
WHY?

Talk about a barrel burner, I doubt you's even get a decent load before that throat would be gone! Good luck, you're going to need it!
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Old August 27, 2008, 12:50 PM   #6
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Since you opted for a wildcat, you have to develop your own loading data.
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Old August 27, 2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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Thats kinda funny I remember when Elmer Kieth said the same thing about Roy Weatherby and his wildcat creations. To each his own, I think it will be a great long range mule deer cartridge. No more than 20-30 rounds fired per year. Since I am 68 and have been reloading since 1960 I am sure it will last me the rest of my lifetime.
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Old August 27, 2008, 08:05 PM   #8
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You should probably be looking at using 270 Win Short Mag to form the cases, because the formed 300WSM cases will probably need inside and outside turning.

If the ballistics prove to be just like so many other over bore capacity cases, and you will compare it to the 6mmRem, I think you will find that there will be no appreciable increase in velocity if any. The only area where your new wildcat will probably surpass the 6mmRem is that you will be using about twice the amount of powder to get less velocity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old August 27, 2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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I have a 270 wsm and use those cases necked down. The best a 6mm rem can do with 24" barrel is about 3150 fps. The 6 wsm will beat that by 300 fps.
And I wouldn't consider 60 grains of powder to be twice as much as 47 grains.
25% more powder for 10% more velocity and the ability to shoot tubbs 6mm bullets. I think I can afford the 4 cents for 13 grains more powder and a better western mule deer rifle.
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