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 Post subject: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:31 pm 

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So being a diehard 6.5 fan I don't know how I missed this one. Its a stretched 6.5-284 to '06 length with a 35 degree shoulder and 81gr H2O capacity. RPM stands for Rebated Precision Magnum. first non venturi shoulder non belted Weatherby cartridge. designed for their backcountry sub 5 lb rifles. Factory loading are rather anemic with a 127 LRX at 3225, a 140 Accubond at 3075 and an Interlock at 2975. Seems to me its not filling a roll that the 264WM or the 6.5-06AI aren't already(or the 6.5 PRC). Any thoughts and why doesn't Fotis have one of those $3400 4.6 lb rifles in this cartridge yet?


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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:48 pm 

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IMO the 6.5 RPM will be obsolete before anyone even knows what it is. Lets see how much enthusiasm and corporate support there is for another (non-exciting) 6.5 cartridge.

Now a 4.6 lb factory rifle is exciting but at $3,000+ it seems like a deal killer to me.


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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:20 pm 

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Yeah with the 26 nos, 264 WM, PRC, etc etc, everyone wants their own 6.5. Seems like there’s enough and the market needs to weed out a few at this point. I mean right now the only spot open is sub grendel, (6.5 blackout???) and a necked down 50 bmg. You can have a new cartridge for every 100 FPS if you like from 2300-3200 right now.


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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:11 pm 

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coop its funny you put it that way I have opposite ends in my stable right now with the Grendel and on the other end my 26 Nosler. I feel like I need a middle child but it wont be this one. I am currently looking at the M70 FW stainless in 6.5 Creedmoor to fill the void.


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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:44 pm 

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I really like the 6.5’s, I only have one because I don’t have much use for one here often. I carried a 6.5 on Kodiak once, I won’t do that again!

If I end up down South again, I might have a grendel, CM, maybe one of the hotter ones.

I’ve been wanting an X-bolt pro for a bit now, if I can just find a place to get my hands on one to feel it, I’d probably have one in CM now.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:00 pm 
My guess is that the Weatherby people will keep it around regardless of sales numbers. For that matter, they keep nearly all their cartridges alive despite what has to be some really low volume numbers for some of them.

For the moneyed up sheep hunter, it's probably the bee's knees. I'm probably out at that price point, but for a mountain specialist, it makes a compelling value proposition.


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 Post subject: Re: How did we miss the new 6.5 Weatherby RPM?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:02 am 

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As I have a 6.5x55 and a Creedmoor and am very happy with both, my interest in another is one capable of 3100-3200 fps with a 140 gr bullet. Not really interested in either the Wby or Nosler. Never really been intrigued by the 264 Win Mag either, even though I really like the 7 Rem Mag and 338 Win Mags.
Like the 6.5-284 but am leaning more towards the PRC.
If the 6.5-06 was a commercial cartridge, I would consider it a good match to the 280 and 338-06. Just do not really want another wildcat.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:53 pm 

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Speaking of 6.5’s. So there I was, minding my own business looking at a few rifles. I normally prefer Rem based actions, but I just loved that Winchester Extreme Weather on the wall. Light, nice stock, fluted, flush magazine. I asked to look at it, oops! Well I finally joined the creedmore club.

I probably won’t use it to it’s potential as I plan on Partition 140’s, but ought to be a fun little deer/antelope gun


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:51 pm 
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I had no idea about this new round until this thread was started. I was thinking strongly about the 6.5 PRC so this one also interests me. When I had my 264 WM I ran it at the same speeds as the 6.5 Weatherby PRM 3000-3100 with 140's and 3200 fps with the 130 gr class of bullets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms-Br1ImqQs

In the comments below this video Weatherby says they are working on a left hand titanium action which is cool, I do hope they offer a cheaper version as well so I might be able to afford one :lol: Even if it isn't the most popular round Weatherby has a good track record of supporting their rounds. It will be interesting to see how it fares compared to the 6.5 PRC since they have essentially the same performance.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Purpose built for the small 6 lug action
Easily rechamber any standard action
No more belt for belt haters
Also- street price on wby rifles is never near weatherby msrp. No need to buy a titanium mark v
The weather mark lt weighs 5# 9oz. That's plenty light
Give it a year and it will land in the vanguard line
I think a 7mm rpm will be the bees knees though.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:45 am 

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I'm waiting for it to show up in the Vanguard! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:54 pm 

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I just feel sorry for the ammo company’s, I am beginning to think we have to many choices. While I like the .264 Win Mag I really don’t see the need. If anything in a light weight rifle I would want the 6.5x284 with a fast twist for a high BC bullet. I shoot Magnums because I am a big Bob Hagel fan but the truth is all this quest for more capable cartridges is IMHO really not needed as 99% of my shot opportunities come at not all that long of range.
Yea if I was looking for a light weight sheep rifle 6.5x284 long action and a 24 inch barrel would do.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:54 pm 

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I just feel sorry for the ammo company’s, I am beginning to think we have to many choices. While I like the .264 Win Mag I really don’t see the need. If anything in a light weight rifle I would want the 6.5x284 with a fast twist for a high BC bullet. I shoot Magnums because I am a big Bob Hagel fan but the truth is all this quest for more capable cartridges is IMHO really not needed as 99% of my shot opportunities come at not all that long of range.
Yea if I was looking for a light weight sheep rifle 6.5x284 long action and a 24 inch barrel would do.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:38 pm 
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Now if Nosler made a 160gr 6.5 Protected Point Partition. I could see a use for a 5lb rifle.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:46 pm 
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baltz526 wrote:
Now if Nosler made a 160gr 6.5 Protected Point Partition. I could see a use for a 5lb rifle.


Been asking for a bullet like that since I joined in 2007 :lol: I would be happy with something like a 150-156 gr Accubond if they don't make a Partition. All the bigger 6.5's coming out these days are screaming for bullets like these........

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:40 pm 

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I agree as long as its not long as a pencil and has some semblance of a pointed tip. For that we really only have these 3 and the berger is too long.
156 gr oryx is 1.29
156gr EOL Hunter 1.512
160gr Weldcore 1.381
the rest of the 150, 155-156, 160gr bullets are either RN or Match

This spring I will be trying the oryx and the Weldcore in my 26. Should be able to get them over 3K and would be a hammer close or far.


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