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Which 6.5 ????????

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Unread 06-28-2010, 01:36 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 ????????

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Give us a max range on deer you would be shooting?[/QUOTE]

hmmm. I would say the farthest I would ever shoot it would be 1000-1100 yards. Might be only paper but if it shoots well enough a whitetail might catch one in the boiler room.

This is what I was afraid of. The callibers mentioned so far is:

6.5 WSSM
6.5 WSM
264 win mag
6.5-284
6.5-06 AI
6.5x55
260
260AI
6.5 Creedmore
6.5x47 Lapua

I think that is it. Let's see if we can't narrow it down a bit.
I want to shoot a 140 grain bullet at 3000fps or more. I want to get at least 1000 rounds out of a barrel. Let's start with that what do we have that fits that criteria?
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    There are a few on that list that won't do 3100. The best all around would be a 6.5-284. Good brass ,lots of load data, dies are aviable and cheap compared to some custom sets. As for barrel life if you don't shoot 15-30 shot strings you should get over 1200 rounds
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    6.5-284 for me.
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    Unread 06-29-2010, 05:01 PM
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    Another .264 WM vote
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    Unread 06-29-2010, 05:26 PM
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    Quote:
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    264 WinMag.......
    Better yet a 6.5-300 WBY. Absolute hammer of a caliber!!!
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    Unread 06-29-2010, 05:50 PM
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    I myself am leaning towards a 260 AI. I have had a couple of 6.5/284 and they were pretty awsome but i think i want something a little different.
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    Unread 06-30-2010, 01:40 AM
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    Re: Which 6.5 ????????

    Quote:
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    Better yet a 6.5-300 WBY. Absolute hammer of a caliber!!!
    I would agree!
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