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Thread: 6.5 Creedmoor, long throat and cast boolits?

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    6.5 Creedmoor, long throat and cast boolits?

    I have read that the 6.5 CM has a long narrow throat so the long jacketed bullets can run at high pressures but still prevent some wobble before the bullet gets to the rifling. Sort of like Weatherby magnums with the long throat.

    How does the 6.5 work as a cast boolit cartridge?

    Reading about SEE and eroded long throats got me wondering too about the CM.

    Any thoughts?

    Was drooling over a Kimber ultralight rifle for backcountry hunts and the deer can sometimes be spotted far off, I am looking at something with less kick than my 06, I like a bit of cast shooting for practice without barrel wear and for small game when deer hunting.

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    Boolit Master
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    Jul 2008
    Probably got an 8 twist barrel too.

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    Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
    I don't know your twist, but the Creedmore and the Swede test out at the same speed. If you have a fast twist, there will be velocity limitations.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!

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