Originally Posted by elkaholic
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.