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Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

 
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

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If you go long action go 264wm,,short action do a 260.If you throttle the 264 back to 6.5x284 performance levels you MIGHT eek out a little more barrell life but it wont be much.The 6.5x284 in the brass dept wins since you can get Lapua but the Norma brass in 264 aint no slouch either.

Not benchrest quality but you get thw idea
My .264WM grouped like this during seating depth tests with 140g Nosler Partitions and the Sierra accuracy load of 57g of RL-22. It opened up a bit with my final load using Retumbo, but it's still shooting sub .5" @ 100 yards.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:47 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

Really don't think you would go wrong with the 264 WM.
It will handle up to Elk sized game at pretty long distances.If you want a little less recoil ...
I have a 260 AI I really like as well.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:47 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

6.5 saum

New GAP Extreme Hunter in 6.5 SAUM
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:57 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

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My .264WM grouped like this during seating depth tests with 140g Nosler Partitions and the Sierra accuracy load of 57g of RL-22. It opened up a bit with my final load using Retumbo, but it's still shooting sub .5" @ 100 yards.
Nice group. What velocity are you getting with that load?
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:48 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

If i ever get off my assets i got all the parts to put together a 6.5 Rem. Mag. Just to darn to much to do.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

264 WM all the way....I have 3 rifles in this caliber and they are all shooters...my results from yesterdays chronograph/sight in session are as follows....Winchester bras, neck sized and turned, 130 nosler accubond loaded at 3.265 coal with 66.5 gr retumbo powered with a fed match mag primer going at a nice avg velocity of 3373 out of a FACTORY remmy 700 cdl rifle....people love the 6.5-284 but imo, when you compare them because the 264 is far superior
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:15 AM
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Re: Which 6.5 caliber to go with?

Hopefully I didn't miss it. Does the OP reload?


I'd have to say 264WM here since we are discussing this on a hunting forum. Like Grey, I'm also a certified 6.5 "nut". For the hunting fields, I love my 6.5WSM; for the range, my 6.5 Creed gets the nod (well, at least when I take a 6.5 with me).

If you reload, i'm not sure if there is a wrong answer. Performance wise, the Grendel kicks is off in dead last. The 260, 6.5 Creed & 6.5x47 are nearly identical. Then comes the 6.5x 284 with another 200fps; the 264WM & 6.5WSM adding another 200-300fps over that & STW rounding it out with another 150-300fps on that.

You have a velocity window of 2600-3400+ depending on which cartridge you choose. Not a bad time to look into the 6.5's.


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