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Old 11-12-2013, 06:30 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

.260 Ackley for a do everything short action long range hunter with great barrel life and the 6.5-300wsm for the barrel burner hot rod.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

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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?

Thanks

Here's my next 6.5mm hunting cartridge:

New GAP Extreme Hunter in 6.5 SAUM

It was a very long barrel life!
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

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Here's my next 6.5mm hunting cartridge:

New GAP Extreme Hunter in 6.5 SAUM

It was a very long barrel life!
Oh my, i like that!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

Barrel life consideration: 260rem

No consideration: 6.5x284

Additional benefit of these...you can get Lapua brass for them.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

I'm very impressed with my 6.5 SS, a 140gr bullet at 3200fps easy with perfect bullets seating and cycling through a standard short action mag, nothing out there does that! The only down side is you do have to form brass so it does take a little more dedication but brass life is excellent so it's a one time deal really until we get some correct head stamp brass made! I built it on a Savage model 12 WSM action!

The 6.5x284 is also a good one to run a 140 in the 2950fps range but it really shines in a mid or long action!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

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I'm very impressed with my 6.5 SS, a 140gr bullet at 3200fps easy with perfect bullets seating and cycling through a standard short action mag, nothing out there does that! The only down side is you do have to form brass so it does take a little more dedication but brass life is excellent so it's a one time deal really until we get some correct head stamp brass made! I built it on a Savage model 12 WSM action!

The 6.5x284 is also a good one to run a 140 in the 2950fps range but it really shines in a mid or long action!
I keep telling Rich...If he can get Lapua brass made for it, I will order brass THEN have a barrel made. LOL

Same for the full-size 6.5 Sherman.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:15 AM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

260 AI or the 6.5 saum cartridge already mentioned from gap
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