Originally Posted by Alan Griffith
Since one has to neck up/down brass for 6.5-06, one could argue the point that they could use Lapua 30-06 brass.
I guess my point is, why bother if you don't have to. Instead of necking down necks and then turning them, I'll spend my time out shooting. What it boils down to is it doesn't matter what everyone else thinks. Go build what "You" want and then go shoot the heck out of it. There are so many 6.5's out there now and so many are basically duplicates of another. Three rounds basically cover the bases. .260, 6.5x284 and .264 WM. Each is a step up in performance and each can be duplicated a bunch of different ways. In my opinion, the two original cartridges asked about, the .260 and 6.5-06 are in different classes. The 6.5x47, the 6.5 Creedmore and .260 and some others are more in the same class. The 6.5x284 and 6.5-06 and some others are same class etc. I currently shoot a .260 but made a decision that I will be shooting the 123-130 grain class bullets only. I had a 6.5x284 that I only shot the 140 grain Bergers in. If was committed to the 140 and heavier bullets, the 6.5-06 class would win hands down. Not that the .260 class won't do it, but I don't think they will do it as well. Improving a .260 in a short action doesn't make sense to me with how deep you would have to seat a heavier bullet, so you would be better served putting it in a long action. But, if you build on a long action, you might as well go with the 6.5x284 or the 6.5-06. Now if you want to step that up and improve the 6.5-06, you might as well go with the .264 WM. Anyhow, enough of my rant, build whatever you think is cool and what you think fits your needs then shoot it untill you burn the barrel and then repeat the process. Have fun and good luck!!