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Ordered 6.8 western today #7190685
02/20/21 08:32 PM
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Don't know the time frame but just ordered a model 70 winchester featherweight rifle with pre 64 action in 6.8 western from a local gunshop.Can't wait to get my hands on it.Going to add a 3x10 wrap around 50mm Leopold scope with Leopold scope mounts.


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7190712
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"Pre 64" action or newer "Pre 64 style" action?

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7190868
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Sounds interesting........ I'm on the hunt for a Winchester 97, myself. That new round sound's fun to play with, for sure

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7190872
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Congrats man, that's a nice pick. Please post pics of your new baby.


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: JTfromWV] #7191223
02/21/21 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JTfromWV
"Pre 64" action or newer "Pre 64 style" action?

New pre64 action.Gun is brand new.


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7191332
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so, near as I can tell its a fast twist 270 wsm loaded with heavy for caliber bullets, hope it fairs better than the wsm's

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7191336
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They keep trying to bring interesting variants to the shooting world. The 6.8 has me interested in trying a new round.
I never jumped on the short mag frenzy. These short fatties are the same, only different.

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7191337
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Make sure to secure 2, to 3 barrels worth of brass, powder, and bullets.

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Marty B] #7191341
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Originally Posted by Marty B
Make sure to secure 2, to 3 barrels worth of brass, powder, and bullets.


1800 per barrel so about 3600-5500 rounds and 1-2 spare barrels if you don't get into the target game should be set for life


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Ridge Runner1960] #7191356
02/21/21 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner1960
so, near as I can tell its a fast twist 270 wsm loaded with heavy for caliber bullets, hope it fairs better than the wsm's

Yeah , they're hard to find shells for


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: 330-Trapper] #7191398
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I saw the other day they were $63/box at Optics Planet.

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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Marty B] #7191402
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Originally Posted by Marty B
Make sure to secure 2, to 3 barrels worth of brass, powder, and bullets.

I will pick up at least 200 rounds of ammunition for it.


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7191405
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by Marty B
Make sure to secure 2, to 3 barrels worth of brass, powder, and bullets.


1800 per barrel so about 3600-5500 rounds and 1-2 spare barrels if you don't get into the target game should be set for life

1 barrel would be plenty


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7192154
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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7192238
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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Ridge Runner1960] #7192288
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner1960
so, near as I can tell its a fast twist 270 wsm loaded with heavy for caliber bullets, hope it fairs better than the wsm's


I don't call a 8 twist fast but it works with the 160 to 180 gr bullet.
The interesting thing is they shortens the 270 wsm case changed the shoulder and pave les powder to get great velocity, now I see more bullets coming out for this caliber I hope

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7192292
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Short and fat is where its at. Took along time for folks to figure it out but it takes slot less powder to get the same results.


But! Long and even fatter is gooder laugh

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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Bruce T] #7192295
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Have fun with your new gun Bruce.

Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: Ridge Runner1960] #7192538
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner1960
so, near as I can tell its a fast twist 270 wsm loaded with heavy for caliber bullets, hope it fairs better than the wsm's

More power then 7mm mag with the 165 grain bullets with less recoil.


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Re: Ordered 6.8 western today [Re: hippie] #7192567
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Does this thing come with a man bun like the 6.5 Creedmore? It seems to be a flavor of the week. Iíd stock up on ammo and reloading dies if I were you.

Originally Posted by hippie
Short and fat is where its at. Took along time for folks to figure it out but it takes slot less powder to get the same results.


Doesnít help explain all the WSM, WSSM and Ultra Mag cartridges that came around ~20 years ago and now arenít being made.


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