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Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

 
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:47 PM
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Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

I was thinking of a 264 Win Mag in a Winchester Model 70 Ultimate Shadow, but now am trying to decide if I would like a 6.5 Creedmore, 6.5 X 284 Norma, or just a plain 260 rem or 7mm08 rem. Would be mainly for deer and antelope maybe something bigger. May have some longer shots here in ND.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:51 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

Are you wanting a short-action, or long-action?

6.5-284 is a good one. So is a 6.5 STW. 6.5 Grendel is another great one.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:54 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

Length of action is no big difference to me.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:59 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

Are you wanting serious speed and LR accuracy and ability? Go with the 6.5 STW. You will need to start with a long action (magnum bolt face) of your choice, my preferred is the Rem 700, and pick a barrel and stock. Have your smith build it. You will get more enjoyment from an accurate custom rifle than you will from an off-the-shelf rifle....Atleast I do.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

I love my Grendel and wouldn't hesitate to pop a deer as t 400 yds and its a paper killer at 750
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

I had a 260 built and at present am having a 7mm-08 made up. Mainly because of the heavier bullets for the 7mm.....same casing either way
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

The 6.5 Grendel of course! In all seriousness I bagged 2 nice Bucks last year with mine and a Doe at 425 yards. Although I must admit that i'd love to have a 6.5 Creedmore AR 10.
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