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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:11 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Can you get 6.5 -06 head stamped brass ?

I have been lookin at building one of these or 260 and i dont like the idea of 6.5 ammo gettin in a 30-06 .

I am leaning toward the 260 to avoid confusion and lapua is coming out with brass too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:18 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Can you get 6.5 -06 head stamped brass ?

I have been lookin at building one of these or 260 and i dont like the idea of 6.5 ammo gettin in a 30-06 .

I am leaning toward the 260 to avoid confusion and lapua is coming out with brass too.
I believe Quality brass makes brass for it but you will pay a lot more than forming your own. You are far better off using .270 or .280 brass for your 6.5 anyway because if you don't, you will end up with a short neck using 30-06 when you fire form. The best method I've found is to neck size a .270 case partially (leave a false shoulder so it will headspace). I used 11 grs. of red dot and fill to the base of the neck with cream of wheat, a little cotton to hold it all together, and let'r rip. Trim the case length to speck and you are ready to go.....Rich
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I believe Quality brass makes brass for it but you will pay a lot more than forming your own. You are far better off using .270 or .280 brass for your 6.5 anyway because if you don't, you will end up with a short neck using 30-06 when you fire form. The best method I've found is to neck size a .270 case partially (leave a false shoulder so it will headspace). I used 11 grs. of red dot and fill to the base of the neck with cream of wheat, a little cotton to hold it all together, and let'r rip. Trim the case length to speck and you are ready to go.....Rich
Oops! I just realized you are doing a standard 6.5-06, not an A.I., so the length would not be a factor but the .270 or .280 would still solve your head stamp problem and if you happened to shoot it out of a 270 or 280, it would just rattle down the barrel a little You can also forget the cream of wheat etc. With the std., you just size, trim and shoot. If you use 30-06 you will probably need to turn the neck as well or you won't have enough clearance. Actually, this should be done even with .270 or .280 for consistency ...Rich
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:10 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Thanks I dont have a 270 anymore but i do still have a couple hundred pcs of brass . decisions decisions
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:16 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

If you are going the wildcat route on this one why not the 6.5X.284 or the 6.5X300WSM?

Both of these are top performers with standard length actions. Both proven in 1000 yd benchrest competition.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:29 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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If you are going the wildcat route on this one why not the 6.5X.284 or the 6.5X300WSM?

Both of these are top performers with standard length actions. Both proven in 1000 yd benchrest competition.
Or the 6.5 Sherman
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:10 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

6-5 Gibbs? uses the same 270 brass! but won't chamber in a 270
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