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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:12 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Yep, damned tough to get away from the 6.5's since there are so many wonderful choices.
WildRose I like the way you think and I love your second amendment quote. Based on Jumpalot's observations of the survey I think it's time to pressure the ammo manufacturers to make the 6.5-06 a factory round and let us believers show the world what it is capable of. Thank you for your responses.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:07 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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WildRose I like the way you think and I love your second amendment quote. Based on Jumpalot's observations of the survey I think it's time to pressure the ammo manufacturers to make the 6.5-06 a factory round and let us believers show the world what it is capable of. Thank you for your responses.
Thanks. Man if there was a standardized factory 6.5-06 I'd be all over one with light speed.

At some point in my early forties I outgrew my love affair with barrel burners and I just flat refuse to own anything I can't buy ammo for either over the shelf or to have delivered anywhere in N. America within 48 hours so that knocks me right out of any sort of wildcat chambering.

When I had more time I did a LOT of reloading and became obsessive about consistency and pinpoint accuracy, but once I started guiding/outfitting for a living that was pretty much the end of that phase of my life.

In short that's why I know own the .260; along with the fact I could get it in the AR Platform.

Every once in a while though I get back to thinking about trying something that absolutely pushes a 6.5 to it's very limits.. . Then I remember the cost of rebarrelling every 500rds or so. HA!
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

.....and that is why, on the eighth day, He invented the 6.5-06 AI.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:52 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Thanks. Man if there was a standardized factory 6.5-06 I'd be all over one with light speed.

At some point in my early forties I outgrew my love affair with barrel burners and I just flat refuse to own anything I can't buy ammo for either over the shelf or to have delivered anywhere in N. America within 48 hours so that knocks me right out of any sort of wildcat chambering.

When I had more time I did a LOT of reloading and became obsessive about consistency and pinpoint accuracy, but once I started guiding/outfitting for a living that was pretty much the end of that phase of my life.

In short that's why I know own the .260; along with the fact I could get it in the AR Platform.

Every once in a while though I get back to thinking about trying something that absolutely pushes a 6.5 to it's very limits.. . Then I remember the cost of rebarrelling every 500rds or so. HA!
Someone may have already mentioned this earlier but I didn't read the whole thread. If the 6.5 -06 had come out earlier, there likely wouldn't be a 25-06! Both are great rounds but the 6.5 is better because of the bullet selection (b.c.) I think the 25 got the early nod because the 6.5 was more European, (metric) Dumb reason..........Rich
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Someone may have already mentioned this earlier but I didn't read the whole thread. If the 6.5 -06 had come out earlier, there likely wouldn't be a 25-06! Both are great rounds but the 6.5 is better because of the bullet selection (b.c.) I think the 25 got the early nod because the 6.5 was more European, (metric) Dumb reason..........Rich
* when the 25-06 hit the shelves, there wasn't much of a selection in .264 bores as well. But there was a lot of interest in rounds like the .257 Roberts and the various improved versions. Somewhere I have a very old Hogdons manual, and I think they list only five bullets in .264! Probably four times that in 7mm

* 6.5mm bores got a bad rap from the .264 Win mag and the 6.5 Rem. mag eating barrels. Now we can buy barrels made of 17PH-4 rearc melt steel, and MAR-10.

* Of course there's also the 6.5x57 Mauser round as well as the 6.5x55 Sweed. You can do a similar case to the 7x57AI that out to put you right on the 6.5-06's door step with today's powders. I think Norma still sells 6.5 Mauser cases, and 7x57 as well. I'd think the 6.5x57AI out to do about 2875 fps with a 140 grain bullet
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

took me a week to read this thread...

I voted 260 because thats what im having built next. it will be on a new M70 action. MGM will be making the barrel for me.

I had MGM redo a new M70 30-06 to a 280 Rem (non AI) last year so i dont need a 6.5-06... but it was a LONG and hard decision to go with the 280 over the 6.5, barrel burning is what really made me go with the 280 over the 6.5.

i cant wait to use these things either... stuck in Afghanistan, been here for about 2 years and will be here for about 2 more.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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took me a week to read this thread...

I voted 260 because thats what im having built next. it will be on a new M70 action. MGM will be making the barrel for me.

I had MGM redo a new M70 30-06 to a 280 Rem (non AI) last year so i dont need a 6.5-06... but it was a LONG and hard decision to go with the 280 over the 6.5, barrel burning is what really made me go with the 280 over the 6.5.

i cant wait to use these things either... stuck in Afghanistan, been here for about 2 years and will be here for about 2 more.
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