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6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

 
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:31 AM
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6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

HI, EVERYBODY I'M NEW BUT HAVE BEEN READING FOR A WHILE. MY ?? IS ABOUT THE 6.5 REM. MAG., NOBODY TALKS ABOUT THIS ROUND AT ALL. DOESN'T IT PERFORM VERY MUCH LIKE THE POPULAR 6.5X284. ALSO, IF I WOULD BUILD EITHER OF THESE COULD I USE A SHORT ACTION OR NEED A LONG ACTION TO UTILIZE THE LONG 6.5 BULLETS.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:01 PM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

Big,

Your alot better off going with the 6.5/284, you can find really good brass for this caliber, im not sure if you can even find 6.5 rem brass, if this is going to be a target/varmint gun go with the short action if its for hunting your going to need the long action avoid seating/feeding problems.
Good Shootin,
Brian
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:41 PM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

I have both a 6.5 Rem mag and 6.5x284 both are 1000 yard prone target guns. 6.5 Rem mag brass is avaliable. Brass quality is good. In my 30" barrels I can get up to 3300fps with the 6.5 Remington and about 3100 with the 6.5x284. Both are very good combinations. I have shot out several barrels in both calibers. Accuracy wise I can tell no difference. If you want to call and discuss my number is 919-562-6759.

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Old 02-24-2004, 10:50 AM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

Corbin,

who makes brass for that 6.5? a friend of mine has one, and hes ran out of factory shells and he threw away the brass, so i cant reload for it.
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Brian
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:32 AM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

SINCE REM IS NOW SELLING THE 6.5MAG IN THEIR MOD673 I HOPE THEY START MAKING THE BRASS TOO.
I WONDER IF I COULD STILL USE A SHORT ACTION TO BUILD THE 6.5MAG BECAUSE THE CASE LENGTH IS SHORTER THAN THE 284??
DO GUYS EVER BUILD ON THE MODEL 7 ACTION??WHY NOT??
I HAVE AN OLD REM MODEL 600 350 MAG MY WIFE JUST BOUGHT ME FOR CHRISTMAS. I'M LOOKING FOR A 6.5MAG SISTER GUN IF ANYBODY KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET ONE.
THANKS FOR THE INPUT FELLAS!
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:28 PM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

BIGMEAT:
First off hello, Second please take your Caps lock off. All caps mean your are shouting. So PLEASE! turn the caps off.
Thank you.
I just had a 6.5 X284 built on a 700 Remington action. The reason I went with the 6.5 X284 is due to the reputation of the cartrage. This is my first 6.5 and I have yet to shoot it.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:54 PM
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Re: 6.5 REM. MAG/6.5X284 SHORT/LONG

Whatsumatta! You haven't shot it yet? Don't worry, it won't kick THAT bad! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Just waitin' for the report.

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