Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5x284
So I spoke to a local gunsmith in depth about a 1000 yard gun. Without any solicitation he offered up the 6.5-06 as a solution over the 308 due to the high BC's of the 6.5 bullets. Moreover he said that the 6.5x284 was ballistically the equivelent of the 6.5-06 but had magazine feeding issues where the 6.5-06 did not.
I asked about the 6.5 Creedmore and he pointed out that the 6.5mm/140 grain bullets have a sweet spot at 3,000 feet per second (muzzle velocity) and the 6.5 Creedmore couldn't reach it where the 6.5-06 is perfect. I'm going to have him build a M40 clone but in the 6.5.
Has anybody else heard about the sweet spot at 3000 fps? I know if varies w/caliber and weight. I ran this through Ballistic FTE and it makes a ton of sense.
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