Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain
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