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Old 07-08-2011, 05:37 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

I shoot a 6.5 gibbs, a modified 270 case will run a 140 3160 fps from a 28" barrel loaded mildly, have ran mine out to 1060 yards , and barrel life will be somewhere around 2500 rounds.
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Re: 6.5 build

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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.
I thought of it as well as even the 6.5 jap but when he mentioned "cheaper to shoot".. I discounted it.
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I shoot a 6.5 gibbs, a modified 270 case will run a 140 3160 fps from a 28" barrel loaded mildly, have ran mine out to 1060 yards , and barrel life will be somewhere around 2500 rounds.
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2500 round barrel life????
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Re: 6.5 build

Jboardnax

I have a McWhorter 300wsm and they loaded me 300 rounds of 180gr TTSX, super accurate.

They are who I would have build my Weatherby, they have taken lots of game with the 140 gr Berger.............

Nothing wrong with the 260, just doesnt do anything for me, I would go with the Norma first.............The creedmore maybe in a Ruger No 1 for stalking goats.
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Re: 6.5 build

If your gonna reload, the 6.5-06 would be better for a repeater then 6.5-284. I would also look into a 6.5-06 AI, 6.5 STW, 6.5 WSM, 264 and the 6.5 Rem Mag. all great rounds, just pick your poison since they will all do what your asking of it.

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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??
not sure if your leaning towards the 6.5/.270mag version or the 6.5/.300 mag design, but the 6.5/.270mag case will push a bullet right at 3300fps with a lot less powder than the .300mag case. I push 140 grain bullets at 3300 fps in my 270 mag (pretty hot!). Might also look at the 6.5-06AI, as this round really gets it done
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257 weatherby case necked up or 270 weatherby case necked down for the 140 berger
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