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Old 06-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

The first 6.5 Sins are just getting built now, I would say velocity will be at least 6.5 STW range but I would be shocked if they didn't beat those by 100fps or more.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

I'd actually be surprised if your 6.5 Sin didn't out run the 264 stw by. Over 200fps, having that shorter fat case leaves room for better powder choices, I bet you get 3700fps easy but I could be wrong.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:04 PM
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6.5x55 swede. get a new bolt at brownelles. use RL powders and whatever bullets you feel comfortable using for what game at what range and go be awesome!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:01 PM
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Re: 6.5 build

So I'm still undecided about this build. I've been thinking about it and talking to a couple buddies and I figure if I'm going to build a nice 6.5 then why not go with something that is a big barrel burner. I'm using it strictly for hunting so it should last me a few years. That being said I like the stw, but I would like to have a shorter case. Then I thought about going with the sin, but it seems like it is much more difficult to load for. So I was thinking, what about just taking down a 7mm Dakota case down to 6.5. Any thoughts on that idea? It seems like it would give me stw performance in a shorter package and not be as difficult to load for as the sin. If I am wrong about the sin then please tell me. I may have misunderstood some things I have read about it in the past. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:41 AM
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Re: 6.5 build

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Another option is the 6.5 Remington Magnum



It is like a mini- 264 win mag

I have rebarreled two 300 win mag actions into 6.5 rem mags, one with a 26" Douglas and another with a 26" Shilen. Sold the Shilen to a friend and kept the Douglas

It is a commercial cartridge which means commercially made dies and cases.

Mine will push a 140 gr bullet at 3100 fps and a 130 gr bullet to 3200 fps. It uses a faster powder than the 264 win mag and thus will be easier on barrels.

Works perfect in both the long actions I rebarreled. You can set the lands to seat those long bullets way out there



Woods, what twist barrels did you use for those builds, if you don't mind me askin.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:25 PM
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Woods, what twist barrels did you use for those builds, if you don't mind me askin.
The Douglas is a 1 in 8 and the Shilen is a 1 in 9

I couldn't detect any difference but didn't do a lot of load development with 140 gr bullets in the 1 in 9 where a problem might have developed with a low velocity load
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Re: 6.5 build

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Another option is the 6.5 Remington Magnum



It is like a mini- 264 win mag

I have rebarreled two 300 win mag actions into 6.5 rem mags, one with a 26" Douglas and another with a 26" Shilen. Sold the Shilen to a friend and kept the Douglas

It is a commercial cartridge which means commercially made dies and cases.

Mine will push a 140 gr bullet at 3100 fps and a 130 gr bullet to 3200 fps.will be easier on barrels. It uses a faster powder than the 264 win mag and thus

Works perfect in both the long actions I rebarreled. You can set the lands to seat those long bullets way out there



actually cases that use faster burning powders will wear out barrels sooner than slower powder cartridges.
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