Originally Posted by Sticker
This thread has been running a long time and I assume a decision has been made by the originator but I have been shooting a 6.5 Gibbs since the 60s and still get half inch groups. The Gibbs holds a little more powder than the 6.5 06 AI. I have never used a heavier than 125 grain bullets and now I am down to 95 grain at 3600. Killed a lot game with it. Have not shot an elk with it but I would not hesitate too.
I shot a 6.5-06 A.I. for approx 30 years and killed at least 25 bull elk with it as well as deer, black bear and moose. Some of the elk were killed out to 600 yds. I recently rebarreled it with a 6.5 Sherman which holds about 1 gr. more powder than the Gibbs but has a better neck. Both are outstanding rifles as I'm sure the Gibbs is