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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