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by Frank Green
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 150g SMK
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: 6.5 150g SMK

For comparison sake....look at a .308win. bullet at 2700fps in a 1-12 twist barrel. The rpm of that bullet is only 162,000.
by Frank Green
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 150g SMK
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: 6.5 150g SMK

Is this in a canted land (5T) barrel? Yes it's the 5R style rifling. The posts I read on the U.S forum seemed to indicate that the 5R type barrels didn’t have the same bullet blow up problem as the regular barrels. In your position you would know a lot more about this than myself (and most others) ...
by Frank Green
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 150g SMK
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: 6.5 150g SMK

I've run them thru my 6.5 Creedmoor at an honest 2700fps (23" barrel) and my barrel is a 1-6.75 twist. I've only shot them out to 430 yards but no bullet failures. Accuracy is outstanding. I know the velocity isn't really high but twisting them out of a 1-6.75 twist barrel......if they are goi...
by Frank Green
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 150g SMK
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: 6.5 150g SMK

Frank, where you pick up the 150g pills from? Cheers I've run them thru my 6.5 Creedmoor at an honest 2700fps (23" barrel) and my barrel is a 1-6.75 twist. I've only shot them out to 430 yards but no bullet failures. Accuracy is outstanding. I know the velocity isn't really high but twisting t...
by Frank Green
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 150g SMK
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: 6.5 150g SMK

I've run them thru my 6.5 Creedmoor at an honest 2700fps (23" barrel) and my barrel is a 1-6.75 twist. I've only shot them out to 430 yards but no bullet failures. Accuracy is outstanding. I know the velocity isn't really high but twisting them out of a 1-6.75 twist barrel......if they are goin...
by Frank Green
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Impressive! Too much energy for Qld ranges though... My original starting load (as there is no load data) gave me 2800fps and accuracy was excellent. Then I bumped it up two different loads and went to 2850 and then 2900 and again accuracy was still excellent. So now I bumped the load again and I'l...
by Frank Green
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

RDavies wrote:So the 6.5 PRC looks to be a bit of a barrel burner. Not that that should worry Frank too much.


RDavies, My guess it will be if you run it to it's potential. I did it to try and see what happens as well as it uses the same bolt face. I guess I could've done a 7WSM type case as well.
by Frank Green
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Barrel Behaviour Theory
Replies: 79
Views: 2496

Re: Barrel Behaviour Theory

O.K. Bear with me for a minute and if this isn’t the place for this and should be in a different thread then let me know and please forgive me. On a short note we are talking harmonics and vibrations in relation to how the barrel shoots. Are we only talking the barrel itself? So here is my question ...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Also with the bigger breech diameter I feel it might help with barrel expansion in the chamber area during firing. That’s kind of a theory on my part. Frank I agree with this 100% I’ve seen Actions in titanium and small shank Savages not being able the same pressure as stainless or chromoly especia...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Yes, what calibre? I reckon recoil would be "noticeable" with a big 30 in a 10kg gun. Ballistics should be good though. The gun certainly looks the goods. Forgot. Recoil isn’t bad. No sharpness at all. Just a heavy push. Only shot it off the bench for now. Shooting a 20 round string I don...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Yes, what calibre? I reckon recoil would be "noticeable" with a big 30 in a 10kg gun. Ballistics should be good though. The gun certainly looks the goods. The 6.5 barrel is in 6.5PRC and the .30cal. Barrel is in .300PRC. As close as I can describe it, it is a .375 Ruger necked down to .30...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Matt P, Did the 1.350 breech diameter for a couple of reasons. First you are correct... with the 1.125” receiver threads I wanted a bigger breech diameter so I had more shoulder on the barrel to butt up against the receiver. The reason I put a taper on the barrel was to keep more of the weight towar...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

I’ll let you know when they get here. Thanks! I should be able to push or come close to 3000fps with the 225/230gr. Bullets. Yes that is hauling! When we go to the range next week we are also taking a Labradar along with us. So we should be able to get some pretty good data. Gonna watch the weather ...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: 6.5 Creedmore - anyone?

I've got a .260 Rem. on both hunting rifles and a barrel set up for a PRS rifle. On the same PRS rifle I just installed a 6.5CM barrel. The 6.5CM has a 23" finish length and a 1-6.75 twist. I've shot Warner Flatline bullets 121gr. solids, 140 Amax box ammo thru it and the new 150SMK's. The 150'...
by Frank Green
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New F Open Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: New F Open Rifle

Forgot to add.

Weight is 21.7#
Scope is Vortex Golden Eagle
Scope rings are Badger Ordnance

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