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6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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I just joined to comment on 6.5-06.My smith is just finishing my 6.5-06 I had him build.Built on a vz24,timney trigger h.s precission stock,and hart 1:9,ordered a 1:8 specificly for 140 vld's but showed up a 1:9 should have sent it back but wanted cool weather for working up load I should have first rounds through it early next week will let you know how combo works.
What was the reason for going with the 1in 9 twist? I am just asking, because I anm TOLD that and I beleive that the 6.5 performs better with a 1in 8 twist IF the intent is to use those wonderful 140 grain high BC bullets of either flavor, SMK's or Berger VLD's. I have the 7mm game pretty much, and though they both are SIMILAR, each has there own favorings. Was that a recomendation from the smith or was it a your own decision? Or was it Harts recomendation? Those folks at Hart know their !@@#^ !Looking forward to hearing from you. Good luck and have fun. I can't wait to figure out my ploy.Talk about excited, YAHOO!STW
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

sounds like an error. He says he ordered 1:8 but it showed up as a 1:9. That will likely restrict bullet weights to 130 and less but there are several great bullets in that category, 130 accubond, scirroco II, 130 berger, 120 Amax, 120 ballistic tip, etc etc... The berger site recommends 1:8 for the 130 and 140 so that might be an issue.

Regardless, I'm anxious to see & hear all about the new 6.5-06!!
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

Morning gents,

My vote would be for the 6.5-06AI, I had one built 2 years ago as a christmas present for my father with a 26" tube 1-8" twist. This thing LOVES 140grn bullets, fire forming 25-06 brass is really easy once you get the hang of it & achieving or in some cases exceeding .264 win mag velicities is quite doable. As a hunting only rifle the barrel will last for years to come; I do have a buddy who shoots a 6.5 WSM and at this time is getting more velocity but we aren't talking much +/- 100fps.

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps-
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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Morning gents,

My vote would be for the 6.5-06AI, I had one built 2 years ago as a christmas present for my father with a 26" tube 1-8" twist. This thing LOVES 140grn bullets, fire forming 25-06 brass is really easy once you get the hang of it & achieving or in some cases exceeding .264 win mag velicities is quite doable. As a hunting only rifle the barrel will last for years to come; I do have a buddy who shoots a 6.5 WSM and at this time is getting more velocity but we aren't talking much +/- 100fps.

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps-
That sounds like a really sweet deal. I like the AI feature as well, and did that once wiyh a .257 roberts. WOW. On another note, is that 6.5wsm the full size short mag, or is it the win super short. What are the velocities that your freind is getting, and MORE importantly how ACCURATE is it? Thanks for your input! I have only heard bits and peices on that cartridge, but that was when it first came out, and at that time I wasn't into 6.5s. Now I don't hear much at all on the wssm's at all.
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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Morning gents,

My vote would be for the 6.5-06AI, I had one built 2 years ago as a christmas present for my father with a 26" tube 1-8" twist. This thing LOVES 140grn bullets, fire forming 25-06 brass is really easy once you get the hang of it & achieving or in some cases exceeding .264 win mag velicities is quite doable. As a hunting only rifle the barrel will last for years to come; I do have a buddy who shoots a 6.5 WSM and at this time is getting more velocity but we aren't talking much +/- 100fps.

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps-
cool! PICS PLEASE!!

what dies are you using for the 6.5-06AI??
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

The 6.5WSM is pretty popular around here, the guys I know are using .270 WSM brass. If I recall correctly, my buddy is running 140 partitions at approx 3200. As far as the AI goes, I was on an AI kick for a while so I ended up with a .243 AI, a 6mm AI and of course the 6.5-06 AI; i've used Redding dies for all of them with great success. I'll see what I can to about some pics of the 6.5.
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

I had a 6.5-06 A.I. and it was a great rifle. I finally shot out the barrel and rebarreled with my own design, the 6.5 Sherman. It is basically an A.I. on steroids! I get about 100' over the A.I. with equal pressures and barrel lengths. It's a tack driver and easy on cases if you don't get crazy........Rich
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