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.270 Wby, 140 Accubond and Retumbo

dubyam

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Re: .270 Wby, 140 Accubond and Retumbo
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 07:21:25 AM »
As someone who has handloaded several Weatherby rounds, I can assure you that with some good technique and the right choice of powders, factory ballistics are achievable by handloading. I've had zero trouble doing so.

I think the point 224King is making is that the 6.5-300Wby is not really new. Ive been saying the same thing - at least that it's not different than the 270Wby until shots get past 500yds - for a very long time.

I've had some people argue with me a lot about it, but their "proof" always rests in comparing the best loads for the 6.5 with the same weight bullet in the 270Wby,  which isn't a valid comparison. The 140 in 6.5 is ballistic ally similar to a 150-165gr .277cal bullet.
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Re: .270 Wby, 140 Accubond and Retumbo
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 10:16:51 AM »
I think the point 224King is making is that the 6.5-300Wby is not really new. Ive been saying the same thing - at least that it's not different than the 270Wby until shots get past 500yds - for a very long time.

 +1.  Kudos Duby for your successful hand loading. I know theres a lot guys here on the forum that routinely shoot long distance target and game and use appropriate calibers. I'd love to have a 6.5-300, just don't have the moola or the need right now. My 257/270/300 Wby's will have to do for now, but not a bad 3 gun battery. ;)
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