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6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

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Unread 12-18-2009, 09:24 AM
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6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

So have been loooking for a new deer rifle for awhile now. I am now torn between one of 2 ways to go. Thus, I would like some opinions/advice from all you experts out there. I will be using this rifle for shots out to probably 400-500 yards MAX, with most shots being 100-200 yards in NC and VA. I want a heavier barrel and don't mind humping around the extra couple of pounds since I am not going sheep hunting or anything like that......not yet anyways . My two options are:

1) I have a model 70 30-06 that needs to be rebarreled and was thinking of turning it into a 6.5-06. I'm thinking around 26" probably around a sendero weight.

2) Buy one of the new model 70 coyote lite in 270 wsm. This has a med-hvy barrel that is 24".

Is there a huge difference in trajectory? I do reload so I don't have to worry about finding 6.5-06 ammo. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!
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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

    My dad has the same issue you have with his Model 70 30-06. I think in the ranges your looking at it is a toss up, I love my 270 WSM with 140 Bergers you have to push the 6.5 over 3100fps to get what I'm getting out of my WSM out to 1000yrds. The one advantage I see in the 270WSM is the ability to push heavier bullets, I would suggest shooting Accubonds up close with it on deer. I would say that the 270WSM I have is the best game killing machine I have owned to date, elk, deer, antalope, all die very well.
    I am interested if the 6.5-284 Norma that Savage is chambering in the Longrange Hunter Series, my wife may have a new gun next year
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    Unread 12-18-2009, 11:40 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

    6.5-06. 270 wsm (especially a coyote) can be finicky to load for...

    if you decide on 270 wsm try 7828ssc powder first.
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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

    I went the 6.5-06 route, I like how easy it is to do cases, and feeds well.

    Here is a pic, I did the Cerakote on it too...

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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

    Rather than a 6.5-06, why not get something a bit different and do a 6.5x64?

    You just get the good 7x64 Norma brass or any .270 brass, neck it down, load up and shoot.

    Less working of the brass in the neck than necking down a 30-06 to fit 6.5mm bullets. Just as easy as the 6.5-06 to load for and maybe a tad more powder capacity?
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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

    Mauser, who did yours? It's a fine looking rifle! What are your loads and how are they shooting?

    Topshot, ive never heard of a 6.5x64. How does it compare to the 6.5-06?

    Thanks for all the input guys keep it coming!
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    Re: 6.5-06 or 270 wsm?

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    Mauser, who did yours? It's a fine looking rifle! What are your loads and how are they shooting?

    Topshot, ive never heard of a 6.5x64. How does it compare to the 6.5-06?

    Thanks for all the input guys keep it coming!
    It is very simlilar. Only a bit longer with a bit more powder room depending on the shoulder angle chosen and you don't have to size down so far as you would with the 30-06.

    Oh yeh,
    There is also the 6.5x68 from RWS. Sort of like a rebated magnum.
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