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6.5 Remington Mag

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Unread 01-30-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

Hicks, don't forget the 6mm Remington. Truly one of my favorites.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

I have rebarreled a couple of 300 win mags into 6.5 rem mags, 1 for me and then a friend wanted one.

Mine was a Browning BBR 300 win mag with a short detachable magazine so the closest I could load to the lands was .250" + (which irritates the hell out of me) so velocity was low for a 300 win mag. With the 6.5 rem mag I had the smith set the lands so I can seat those long 6.5 bullets way out there and it still fits the mag

On mine I put a Douglass XX barrel finished at 26" with a 1 in 8 with #4 contour. It has a McMillan stock and a Conquest 4.5x14x44 RapidZ 800

It will shoot almost anything well, generally 140 gr bullets at 3100 fps and 130 gr at 3200 fps. For the ballistic coefficient and to match the RapidZ 800 reticle I settled on 130 gr Scirrocco II's at 3200 fps with RL17

I've had a couple 264 win mags and both were a bitch to load for and problematic with dies and cases. The 6.5 rem mag has plenty of dies and brass is available, Remington but it is good with some work. The caliber is easy to load for. You don't need a super slow powder like the 264 win mag.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:38 PM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

3100' is good velocity with a 26" barrel!......Rich
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Unread 06-11-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: 6.5 Remington Mag

I built mine on a Savage model 12 300 wsm with a Shaw 26" varmit barrel.
In Okahoma our deer are only about 100 pounds dressed out
so I only use 85 and 100 grain premium bullets.
It is fast and very accurate.

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