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6.5mm or 300 wsm

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Unread 01-14-2010, 11:15 PM
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Re: 6.5mm or 300 wsm

This is a little untimely.

Did you ever consider the 6.5 Creedmoor?

I have a friend with one he loves - great at longer range & easier on the barrel.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 07:40 AM
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Re: 6.5mm or 300 wsm

Well I have the 300WSM. I use a 208grn Hornady A-max. Using this weight bullet is a great option and will help you really reach out. To use something this heavy you have to reload. The heaviest I have seen in factory is 180grn of some type. This caliber is going to out shine the 6.5's at greater distance for taking game. My current set up with hand loading has the potential to take a Whitetail at 1200yrds. The 6.5's are done at about 800yrds.

If you are seriously considering reloading, then the skies the limit. You could build yourself any 6.5 bullet you want and have a great rifle. The 6.5 Swede is more appealing to me than the 260 Rem. just for the sake of the boiler room. The Swede can essentially out perform the 260 Rem. by 50 to 100fps. It is also a long action where the 260 is a short action which is a greater advantage in the weight realm. So each has its flaws, but both can be very effective when hand loaded.

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