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6.5-280 Ackley Improved?

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6.5-280 Ackley Improved?

I read an article about a hunt by Ron Spomer if I recall correctly and he used a 6.5-280AI. Never heard of it. Anyone else? So now, my curiosity is peaked and I'm thinking maybe I want one.

Anyone have this caliber? Anyone know a builder with the reamer? Anyone have good load data and velocities?

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    Re: 6.5-280 Ackley Improved?

    That would be a 6.5 Sherman. Do a search here on the forum for it. You can find where to get dies, and it's best to use Norma .270 Win brass for fire-forming your cases.

    Contact a guy on here named Rich Sherman. His username is "Elkaholic". He is the proprieter of the caliber, so he can give you any and all info you need.

    I hope to build one someday as well.
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    That would be a 6.5 Sherman. Do a search here on the forum for it. You can find where to get dies, and it's best to use Norma .270 Win brass for fire-forming your cases.

    Contact a guy on here named Rich Sherman. His username is "Elkaholic". He is the proprieter of the caliber, so he can give you any and all info you need.

    I hope to build one someday as well.
    Ahh, ok thanks. I have discussed with him the 270 Sherman but not the 6.5. In the article, it mentioned Nosler 280 AI brass as the parent case and easily necking it down to 6.5mm.
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    Re: 6.5-280 Ackley Improved?

    McWhorter currently has one available on their website.
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    McWhorter currently has one available on their website.
    I will check it out but I can piece one together of equal quality for less money. Thanks for the heads up. I shoot left handed, however.
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    Re: 6.5-280 Ackley Improved?

    other than the catchy name im wondering what difference between a 6.5.06 ai?
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    other than the catchy name im wondering what difference between a 6.5.06 ai?
    Isn't 280 brass slightly longer than 30.06? Max of 2.54 v. 2.494 I think
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