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Old 11-13-2013, 01:13 AM
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Re: 6.5mm hunting cartridge?

Originally Posted by emmagator View Post
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?


If you are limiting it to short actions you are limiting it to 6.5 Creedmore, Lapua, and .260 Rem unless you want to go with a wildcat done on the WSM's, or RSAUM's.

Kirby has a 6.5 Allen Mag but I'm not sure whether you can do that on a short action or not. You'd have to visit his site and look at it.

With your criteria, the .260 Rem is hard to beat all the way around.

You can build the 6.5-284 on a short action but if you are going to shoot heavies that becomes problematic.

Before I'm done I'll have my collection including.. .

.260 Rem
6.5 STW.

Why?' Because I want to LOL!
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