Finally everything has come together. My Shilen barrel showed up and after many hours on the lathe I took an 1 1/4" dia. barrel down to a beautiful tapered barrel of 5/8". Cutting the chamber was exciting. I rented the chamber reamer and I must I was completely amazed on the quality and sharpness of the tool when it arrived. I learned a lot and can not wait to shoot this caliber, 6.5mmx.284 Win. I was amazed that Nosler and Hornady both offer reload data in their new manuals. For a wildcat this is even more unusal. Has anyone out there had any experience with this cartridge, good or bad?