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6.5mm hunting cartridge?

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Unread 11-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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6.5mm hunting cartridge?

Looking for a 6.5mm long range deer hunting round. Short action mag fed repeater only.

Best with no consideration to barrel life?

Best with consideration to barrel life?

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    Unread 11-12-2013, 03:40 PM
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

    6.5 SS (Sherman Short mag) or 6.5 Grendel loaded with 140 Berger VLD's...Either of those 2 will suit your purpose well.
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    Unread 11-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

    260 remington or 6.5 creedmore, plenty of factory ammo for both.
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

    Yes, 260 Rem or 6.5 Creedmore are a good choice.

    To me, I 'll go for 6.5x284 because I like Lapua brass and I can reload it many times. Also it shoot faster/harder than two cartridges above.
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

    6.5 SS, 6.5x47, 6.5creed, 260 Rem/260 AI.

    All short actions. 6.5SS would be better than 6.5-284 due to the short action and from what I see it outperforms the 284 by a couple hunderd FPS.

    If it were me and building a custom Short Action it would be a SAUM or the SS.
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

    My bet in a short action would be a 260AI very close runner to the 6.5 284, kill what ever stands with 130gr bullets. Very mild recoil great barrel life.
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    Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

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    My bet in a short action would be a 260AI very close runner to the 6.5 284, kill what ever stands with 130gr bullets. Very mild recoil great barrel life.
    My factory mag will fit somewhere around 2.9+-
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