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Old 01-29-2011, 11:40 AM
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6.5 Remington Mag

Anyone on here have a rifle chambered for this round? I always wanted on and it seems like it would be a hell uv a long range round.

Hicks
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:03 AM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

They are virtually identical ballistics wise to a 6.5x284, the 6.5 rem will hold 3/10s grain more powder but the 6.5x284 has a sharper shoulder. Both are good rounds and will give you great distance capabilities without stomping the **** out of you.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:47 AM
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Anyone on here have a rifle chambered for this round? I always wanted on and it seems like it would be a hell uv a long range round.

Hicks
I have built several because they will fit in a short action and are almost the same as the 6.5 284
in a long action in performance.

They have a reputation for being in accurate in the Remington version but that was because of the
short barrel and vented rib that caused it to wander as it warmed up.

Replaced with a good 24 to 26" custom barrel they will shoot lights out like the 6.5 284.

With the short action and a light weight barrel #4 or #5 contour thew make great pack rifles
with more than enough power for Elk size game.

I have even though about moving the shoulder from 25o to 37.5o to see if I could increase the performance and brass life.

Good round.

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

I agree if ptg or someone will make a reamer to get rid of the body taper and tighten the shoulder to 35* (probably 3-4 grain more capacity) I think it would be a better performer than a 264wm and have longer barrel life.
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

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I have built several because they will fit in a short action and are almost the same as the 6.5 284
in a long action in performance.

They have a reputation for being in accurate in the Remington version but that was because of the
short barrel and vented rib that caused it to wander as it warmed up.

Replaced with a good 24 to 26" custom barrel they will shoot lights out like the 6.5 284.

With the short action and a light weight barrel #4 or #5 contour thew make great pack rifles
with more than enough power for Elk size game.

I have even though about moving the shoulder from 25o to 37.5o to see if I could increase the performance and brass life.

Good round.

J E CUSTOM
I've got a XR-100 in .22-250 that I'd like to re-bbl. I'm guessing that the bolt face would have to be opened to accept the magnum case head? If I do that I'd have all the metric Remington rounds: 6.5, 7, and 8mm Rem Mag.

Hicks
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:25 PM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

A 260 Imp, 6.5x284, or 6.5-06 uses the same bolt face as you 22-250, if you want to use the 6.5 rem mag do it right and swap bolt bodies, and it might be complicated with the 7mm and nearly impossible with the 8mm on a short action!
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

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Anyone on here have a rifle chambered for this round? I always wanted on and it seems like it would be a hell uv a long range round.

Hicks
Great round, but if you go with it, build it on a long action so you don't use up your case capacity by having to seat the bullets too deep. This was the problem with the original Rem. short actions.....Rich
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