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    Ok, I picked it up for a good price planning on putting it to work on a predator or two now and then..

    haven't had time & not looking like I will anytime soon. have offered it to several people at what I paid and when they see the price of ammo... no deal, and I don't blame them.

    Thinking of turning it into a 6.5-243WSSM so I have something useful (to me). I have no interest in 6.5 WSM. IF I go WSM, it's gonna be in 7mm.

    Looking for constructive thoughts. For or against, I want them both...

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdklinak View Post
    Thinking of turning it into a 6.5-243WSSM so I have something useful (to me). I have no interest in 6.5 WSM. IF I go WSM, it's gonna be in 7mm.

    Looking for constructive thoughts. For or against, I want them both...

    Thanks.
    Depending on the action, .264 bullets get pretty long and would be a problem in some magazine boxes unless you seat the bullets very deep. I think I'd go .25 WSSM and call it good. There would be very little difference in exterior/terminal ballistics and .257 bullets are more lenient in regards to OAL. At least those are my thoughts...
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    We've crossed verbal paths a couple of times... constructively ofcourse ;-)

    I'll have to take some measurements and re-check the mag box. THANKS!

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    I had a 6.5 WSSM in an AR-15. I sold it, so I don't have any more of my load data, but talk to Mike at Dedicated Technologies...he specializes in the WSSM wildcats.
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