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6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??

6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« on: September 05, 2020, 06:33:53 PM »
I am thinking of getting one of the 2 but donít know much about either.   Give me the pros and cons or if theyíre even worth getting...

Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 06:41:34 PM »
If you're looking for a run of the mill 6.5 go with the RPM. If you want the leader of the pack, the 6.5-300 is the answer.
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 06:51:55 PM »
If you're looking for a run of the mill 6.5 go with the RPM. If you want the leader of the pack, the 6.5-300 is the answer.
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 07:03:15 PM »
Just depends on what you want to do with the rifle.  If you want something that will reach way out there, but the rifle might be a bit heavier...6.5-300. 

If you're looking for a good cartridge for hiking in the mountains, chasing mountain game, and the rifle is relatively lightweight...the 6.5 RPM.
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 07:06:29 PM »
I just want a kick ass caliber with knockdown power.  I have big guns and little guns.  I just want a new cool Weatherby in a cool caliber.

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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 07:39:03 PM »
Either will handle the cool factor.
Looks like you well have get both.
Let us know which you like  ::) ;D
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 07:40:21 PM »
I would get the 6.5 RPM, itís an outstanding cartridge, I canít wait until they make the 280 RPM !
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
I think Iím just going to get the 300.  Next questions. Which model and scope??

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2020, 07:58:17 PM »
6.5-300 l would go with the accumark to get the #3 barrel in which ever model you like.
Scope, VX-5HD 3-15x44
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 08:32:55 PM »
Just depends on what you want to do with the rifle.  If you want something that will reach way out there, but the rifle might be a bit heavier...6.5-300. 

If you're looking for a good cartridge for hiking in the mountains, chasing mountain game, and the rifle is relatively lightweight...the 6.5 RPM.
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2020, 10:01:44 PM »
2nd that on the lupy 5hd 15x. It will reach farther than you want to shoot!
a 1/2" group is good enough for the girls I go with!

Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 07:27:05 AM »
I would get the 6.5 RPM, itís an outstanding cartridge, I canít wait until they make the 280 RPM !

+1 the more results I hear from people about this caliber, the more I'm impressed about it.  WF65's load results with the 156 gr bullets was very impressive. Less then 100 fps slower than Godcountry's 6.5-300, 160gr load, using apprx 15 gr's less powder and 2 inches less barrel, very nice.

It would be nice to see them come up with a 7mm RPM, if they do, I f**king hope they don't name it 280 RPM

I really did like the 6.5-300 with the 127's though, I had last summer.

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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2020, 05:05:22 PM »
I have a Back Country T-I in the 6.5 RPM.  Sub 5 pounder.  Had it to the range twice, and so far I really like it.  Would
never thought though to call it " run of the mill "  LOL.  Only issue is the recoil pad is crushing and Weatherbys answer is
to store the gun barrel down in my safe.

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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 05:17:56 PM »
Store it horizontal somewhere
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Re: 6.5x300 or 6.5 RPM. Which one??
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 12:58:01 PM »
65-300... there is a reason you are on the weatherby nation site....turn these lil tx deer inside out
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