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Unread 10-14-2012, 11:59 AM
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6.5-06 future build

Good Day All,

I am contemplating building a 6.5-06 off Remington 700 action. Already purchased the Stocky LRT stock, using current 30-06 receiver that will be trued and upgrade recoil lug. Looking at 26" Remington contour with fluting. (Unsure at this time of the barrel I will go with)

Question is with the other 6.5's do I have the opportunity to get more from the setup going with another version?

My primary use will be long range shooting at targets, as well as, deer and hogs out to about 650. I want a gun that I know I will enjoy and not sell off in a year and its between my current calibers

Currently have
  • 243
  • 257 Wby
  • 308
  • 30-06 (build action)
  • 300 RUM (x2)
  • 45-70 (pig stopper)


Thoughts on the caliber and options for a fun gun that wont burn up barrels yearly?
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    Unread 10-15-2012, 07:31 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    TTT any thoughts on the round or alternatives in 6.5 that I may have missed?
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    Unread 10-15-2012, 08:18 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    6.5-06 ackley would be one of my top choices for a rebar real of a 30-06 rifle. I am very partial to a 30-06 ackley though
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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    Ah interesting on the 06 AI. what is invoked in the 6.5x06AI fire forming? searched the site and got tidbits of information but unsure if 270win brass fire formed or 06 brass for the AI
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    Unread 10-16-2012, 06:23 AM
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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    the 270 brass can be used but the neck must be trimmed first before resizing, check the specs 270 brass is longer. I sold one here several months ago and the guy just contacted me telling me he shot a group at 500 yds at 2.6", not to shabby, this was the standard 6.5/06 case.
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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    If I was doing a wildcat off the 06 it would be a 6.5 Sherman. Do a search. There is lots of good info on it here.

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    Re: 6.5-06 future build

    Thank you gentlemen, trying to read everything I can on the 6.5-06 and seems to be a good alternative to my big sticks. Looking to research the Sherman as well.

    If anyone has additional experience with the 6.5-06 please chime in. Pro's and Con's wanted.
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