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Old 07-09-2011, 06:40 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

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Yup, another member here had a 6.5 Gibbs built by ray (same guy who built mine), at 2500 and some odd rounds he rebarreled.
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Interesting as most people i've talked to owning 6.5-06 imp or 6.5-284 are only getting 1200-1800 rounds of top accuracy barrel life??
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:31 PM
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Interesting as most people i've talked to owning 6.5-06 imp or 6.5-284 are only getting 1200-1800 rounds of top accuracy barrel life??
think the guys UN was dave from idaho
search here and see what he said.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:55 AM
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Interesting as most people i've talked to owning 6.5-06 imp or 6.5-284 are only getting 1200-1800 rounds of top accuracy barrel life??
a 6.5-06 or a 6.5-06 improved should see a much greater throat life than the 6.5/284. The 6.5 Gibbs appears to have a shortened neck verses the 6.5-06AI, but velocity gains are minimal. I'd go with a 6.5-06AI built off of 25-06 cases, or better yet built off of the .280 case
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

Plain old 6.5-06 or a 6.5x55 Swede I feel would work fine. the 6.5-06 would be simple to form from 25-06 brass.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

Take a look at the Savage LR Hunter in 6.5x284.....ready to go otta the

box....add glass & rings and go shoot.......You'll find that a 9# wizz bang magnum

sending a 140 gr 6.5mm 3400 fps will be no fun to shoot.......as mentioned don't overlook

the plain jane 260 or 6.5x55...the x55 may be referred to an 'old man's gun' by some..

It wouldn't still be around if it were not a good cartridge design after 100+ yrs...

My current 6.5's consist of .....Tikka T3 in 6.5x55 SS/lam....elk in freezer this past winter...

260 Ack Imp & 6.5x55 Savage s/shot actions & Pac Nor 8 twist tubes

6500 4-30 Tactical & Millett 4-16 TRS Tactical for glass...Burris Sig rings with + & - 10 inserts

Choate Varminter stocks..these two are LR table guns weighing in at +18#
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

I think the 6.5 WSM has some real potential.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:46 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

you guys are making good sense, I really am impressed with the 6.5-284 Norma, and warming up to the 260rem as neat little short action
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