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6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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Unread 02-19-2010, 08:28 AM
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

Special thanks to all that have contributed to this thread. When I first asked the question on advice on my choices, I never thought I would be gettig SO much feedback. I have learned so much and have been GLUED to the returns and have taken them ALL to heart. (Lets just say that I have a FRESHLY dis-assembled 700 long , ready to be trued and to have the bolt rejeweled) I just have one question that I could not get a answer to. What is the 6.5wsm? Is it the wssm configuration, or is it the case based on the original wsm which is similar to the short action ultra mag? ( I have one of them and it is awesome, .260 groups sometimes) If there is a factory version of the 6.5 wsm, I have never seen or heard of it. Did someone wildcat the the full size wsm to 6.5?Just curious. That seems as though it would be a decent platform, but don"t
know much about it!Thanks to ALL!7STW

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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

I don't know a lot about the 6.5WSM. However, from what I have read in other forums it seems to be the wsm case necked to 6.5. On a different forum there was a guy talking about necking 270WSM to 6.5. Sounds like a sweet little round but can't tell you much more than that about it.
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

I'm at this same crossroad. I have a 6.5 1-8 Lilja tube headed toward my smith and haven't decided on 6.5 chambering. I'm using a Howa 1500 LA as the donor. I have narrowed it down to 6.5-284 or 6.5-06.

Is there any feeding issues I should know about with a 6.5-284 in a long action???

If I take cost and case prep time into consideration the 6.5-284 is the clear winner. Redding makes good dies right off the shelf for the 6.5-284. I could be mistaken but they don't for the 6.5-06 or 6.5-06AI. Lapua brass that will take next to no prep work. Load data that is nearly endless. I recently read an article on Accurate shooter by Robert Whitley about RL17 and the 6.5-284. He was getting nearly 3200fps with a 140 which is pretty darn good for a 6.5-284

I think a 6.5-280AI would be really fun but the lack of good brass turned me off on that idea.
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

ask gunner45 and sambo3006 about 6.5wsm. There are some others who own that cartridge as well on here. Do a search for 6.5wsm on here and you will find quite a bit of info...
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

ps. the 6.5wssm is more like a .260 rem performance I believe
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

B23, I went through same thing and am waiting for the call on the completed rifle any day now. It is a 6.5-06 with a 1 in 8 Hart. Unscoped weight should be about 6.5 pounds. Still need to order dies and 270 win brass for necking down. Hoping that is about it for case prep. Good luck in your decision. It is my understanding that case capacity for the 2 is extremely close.
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Re: 6.5-06, or 6.5-284

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B23, I went through same thing and am waiting for the call on the completed rifle any day now. It is a 6.5-06 with a 1 in 8 Hart. Unscoped weight should be about 6.5 pounds. Still need to order dies and 270 win brass for necking down. Hoping that is about it for case prep. Good luck in your decision. It is my understanding that case capacity for the 2 is extremely close.
Kurt... I handy little tidbit: You can take a FIRED 25-06 round, stick a .264 bullet in.it and fire away! This is because a fired .25 expands the neck to approx. where a sized .264 would be. I did it a lot when I swapped my 25-06 barrel for a 6.5-06 A.I. I'm not suggesting to do that FOREVER but it works well to get started.....Rich
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