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Old 10-25-2013, 10:44 AM
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New 6.5 build

Guys would like your input, here, I m going to build another rig just triying to decide, on th 260 ackley or th 6.5 284. This rig will be for lugging around the mountains ,and will be used for hunting Sheep ,deer, Antelope, Elk, I want to be able to reach out to a max of 700 yards wiht this rig, does the 6.5 284 have that much more puch than the 260 AI?I have done some reasearch ,and it does not look like it has that much more 75ft/sec 150-200 LBS of energy at 700 over 260AI , but i do like the short action option of the 260AI, with a wyatts extended box, over a long action, the weight savings on the short action let me go to a #3 barrel . Oh I forgot to mention fire forming brass does not bother me either.

Kreiger#2 25inch barrel 1:8
stiller action
Wild cat light weight stock no bottom metal to keep weight down.

rig to be 6lbs when done 6.75 scoped.

What caliber do I choose? , I have a custom 260 Rem right now and it is awesome but I want more punch for the elk at longer ranges .
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

You would probably still want a long action for the .260 AI to seat the longer bullets out further to take advantage of the extra capacity that the AI will give you. With that being the case, I would opt for the 6.5-284. I really liked mine. Have a standard .260 now and am considering building up another 6.5-284.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:19 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

After 2+ years of chewing on what 6.5 I wanted to go with I settled on the 6.5-284 and have no regrets. McMillan Edge technology stock helps with weight.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:09 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

Thanks for the info what twist is everyone using in the 6.5 284?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

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Thanks for the info what twist is everyone using in the 6.5 284?
Bartlein barrel gain twist, 24" long. Starts around 8.75 and at the muzzle it is 8T. Here's what it's doing with Nosler 130 ABs:

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:38 PM
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You would probably still want a long action for the .260 AI to seat the longer bullets out further to take advantage of the extra capacity that the AI will give you. With that being the case, I would opt for the 6.5-284. I really liked mine. Have a standard .260 now and am considering building up another 6.5-284.
Good advice, but I don't believe you need a LA for a 260 AI as case length is not a factory if you install a wayatts outdoors extended mag box.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: New 6.5 build

6.5 SAUM it will be my next rifle, there is an article on it over in Snipers Hide it was developed by George @ GAP. When I have the money my 6.5-284 will be passed down to my son he is only 5 but he will grow into it.
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