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Unread 08-09-2011, 04:29 PM
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6.5 Rem Mag

Does anyone here have actual experience with this cartridge, using Berger 130s or 140s ou of a 26 inch barrel? Thinking of building one to primarily hunt long distance, and like it's case efficiency.
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

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    Does anyone here have actual experience with this cartridge, using Berger 130s or 140s ou of a 26 inch barrel? Thinking of building one to primarily hunt long distance, and like it's case efficiency.
    The 6.5 Rem Mag is a good cartrige in spite of their reputation. (This was because of the rifle
    that most were built on by Remington) the short barrel,vented rib doomed it .

    With the right twist and a good chamber they will shoot sub 1/2 MOA and are sort of the first
    short mag.

    I recomend a 1 in 9 for 130 to 140 grain bullets. try the Berger's and if they dont work go to the
    Accubonds and give them a try.

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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    Thanks for the Reply. I agree.
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

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    190 grain bullets.
    190s? I'm thinking you meant 7mm, but saying that, what is the biggest 6.5 bullet out there? 142s? I know Paul (Wildcat Bullets) was making some 15x + bullets for his own personal use... anyone else?
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    190s? I'm thinking you meant 7mm, but saying that, what is the biggest 6.5 bullet out there? 142s? I know Paul (Wildcat Bullets) was making some 15x + bullets for his own personal use... anyone else?
    Sorry: Type o, should have been 140s.

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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    No Problem, I knew what you meant to write
    Think I could get the 140s going 3200fps?
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag

    I built one on a magnum face 40X i had sitting around. Less than 100 rounds through it, but I like it allot. Very similar case capacity the the 6.5x284 and 6.5-06.

    I agree with the above statement that it got a bad rap, because it was chambered in short barreled carbines when originally introduced.
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