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Old 04-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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6.5 build

Going to put together my first long range gun and I love 6.5's. I'm thinking a wildcat 270wsm necked to 6.5 or possibly a 7mm ultra mag. necked to 6.5. I know they are both overbore but are they just just stupid ridiculous?
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

What are your goals? to have a lazerbeam cartridge? The 6.5 RUM wildcat is severely overbore and will burn even a quality barrel up very quickly? 6.5/284 is pretty popular now. But also a barrel burner. I feel that the best, most economic 6.5 is the 260 remington. Its a great 1000 yard cartridge and very mild recoil. However its your build, this was just my opinion. Good luck and good shooting!
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

yeah, aramarine, I would like laser ballistics and just wanted confirmation that the RUM would burn the hell out of a barrel
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:35 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

Well then! you've got an excellent build I'd love to see the velocity numbers.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

I have 6.5-06and 06ai.

From reading through almost every 6.5 thread, if you want a laser beam, look into the 6.5 STW. Search the forum. Some good info on it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:55 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

We have some 6.5 Shermans shooting really well and you get magnum velocity on an '06 bolt face. You can get 3200' with 140's and 3050' with 160's in a 26" barrel. Barrel and case life are good and brass is plentiful. We also have a new (to be chambered in about 2-3 weeks) 6.5 SS (Sherman shortmag) that we expect to duplicate the Sherman velocity but will be a TRUE short action round. You can seat the long vld's to the lands and the round will fit in a std. 2.8" remington box.
Picture a .720 b.c bullet at 3050' in a 6.5 and you will be hard pressed to find much that will duplicate it........Rich
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

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We have some 6.5 Shermans shooting really well and you get magnum velocity on an '06 bolt face. You can get 3200' with 140's and 3050' with 160's in a 26" barrel. Barrel and case life are good and brass is plentiful. We also have a new (to be chambered in about 2-3 weeks) 6.5 SS (Sherman shortmag) that we expect to duplicate the Sherman velocity but will be a TRUE short action round. You can seat the long vld's to the lands and the round will fit in a std. 2.8" remington box.
Picture a .720 b.c bullet at 3050' in a 6.5 and you will be hard pressed to find much that will duplicate it........Rich
Those are nice ballistics out of a 6.5 but there are some things that lazer like trajectories cant make up for. BC trumps velocity at long range. Dont get me wrong, I love the 6.5, but at distance(1000+) 338 projectiles win out.
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