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Old 07-07-2011, 08:42 PM
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6.5 build

I am thinking about a 6.5 build, either a 6.5 weatherby magnum, 6.5-284 Norma, or 6.5 creed
I am leaning towards the 6.5 weatherby as it is pushing the new berger 140gr at 3300fps with BC of 612, but the 6.5 norma is intersting and little cheaper to shoot.........thoughts??
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Re: 6.5 build

I have lots of thoughts but lets start with what is your intended purpose of you 6.5mm build? That will have great impact on the responces you get.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:45 AM
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Re: 6.5 build

I want a 6.5 for pronghorn antelope, deer, possibley mtn goat and maybe the sheep. capable of 500-600 yards if everything is right. available ammo versus home grown not an issue so basically wanted to know which version of the 6.5 will give me the best use. Personally the 6.5 creedmore is ok wth 120GMX, if I have to handload for 130 or 140 grain then I will step up to the Norma or Weatherby
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Re: 6.5 build

For that game at your intended ranges I dont see a need for a magnum the Creedmore or the 260 remington is more than enough power.
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Re: 6.5 build

I have a 6.5wby. Most accurate rifle I have ever seen as Mcwhorters has a reamer that is throated for the Berger Bullets and eliminates the freebore. It is a REAL hammer on whitetails!
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Re: 6.5 build

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I am thinking about a 6.5 build, either a 6.5 weatherby magnum, 6.5-284 Norma, or 6.5 creed
I am leaning towards the 6.5 weatherby as it is pushing the new berger 140gr at 3300fps with BC of 612, but the 6.5 norma is intersting and little cheaper to shoot.........thoughts??
You're skipping the .260 Rem which lies between the Creedmore and the others.

Of all of them it is the cheapest to shoot, and you can still push 140's out to around 2850fps with a 24-26" barrel.

.260's have been proving to be extremely competitive the last few years in various long range and sniper competitions as well.
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Re: 6.5 build

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For that game at your intended ranges I dont see a need for a magnum the Creedmore or the 260 remington is more than enough power.
No one has mentioned the 6.5x55 Swede which will shoot along side or faster than the .260 with handloads and Ackleyized will shoot along with the 6.5/.284 with out the feed problems of the rebated rim.
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