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Which 6.5?

 
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:41 PM
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Re: Which 6.5?

Since you say that barrel life is of no concern, I would opt for the X284.
There are just too many positives that the other choices can't match.
Any possible feeding issues will be small and easily overcome.

And I wouldn't get too hung up on the 140gr either. The velocities achievable with 123s, 129s and 130s make them very attractive when deer are on the receiving end.
The 140s aren't really needed for deer.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:59 PM
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Re: Which 6.5?

None of your choices!

6.5x47 Lapua. I'm pushing the 140 Berger VLD to over 2900+ and the 140 AB to about 2875 fps with Rel 17 from a 26" Broughton 1:8, 5C.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: Which 6.5?

I initially wanted the 6.5-284 but keep the idea at arms length due to the price of Lapua brass. I then really started considering the 6.5-06 AI because of the ballistic advantage, price and availability of brass.
I was on this course until I ran across a Savage 12 BVSS in 6.5-284 at what I thought was a very good price ($599.99). I jumped on it and figured what the heck, just do it and bought the Lapua brass. I've been reloading for 25yrs and have used and prepped alot of brass during this time. It is the best brass I have ever used to date. Worth every penny IMO.
I am impressed with the cartridge and rifle, it does everything the articles and other shooters say it will do. Good round, fun to shoot and accurate. JohnnyK.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:11 PM
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Re: Which 6.5?

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due to the price of Lapua brass.
Lapua (and Norma) brass is ALWAYS a good reason to choose a caliber.

Alan

Last edited by Alan Griffith; 11-25-2010 at 09:29 AM. Reason: Add Norma brass
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:27 AM
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Lapua brass is ALWAYS a good reason to choose a caliber.

Alan
Yes it is but Norma is a good 2nd choice. I use the Lapua for all of my 6.5 x284's(almost all of my others as well and Norma for the 6.5WSM. If you are going to build 1 the 6.5x284 is very tough to beat.

Funny but found out that the Lapua 300 Win brass I had was actually made for them by Norma.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:08 PM
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Re: Which 6.5?

6.5-06 ai
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