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View Poll Results: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge
264 Win Mag 70 11.74%
264 Rem Mag 4 0.67%
65. STW 4 0.67%
6.5-284 131 21.98%
6.5 WSM 25 4.19%
6.5 SAUM 20 3.36%
6.5 Rem 59 9.90%
6.5-47 Lapaua 50 8.39%
6.5-06 45 7.55%
Other 188 31.54%
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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What coal with pictured round? 3.7?? We probably only have 150 rounds out of it and we've had it for 4-5 years, we need to put a break on it, its not fun to shoot at all, two full tilt 180 grain loads and i am done, yet i can shoot 15+ full tilt 280 grain loads from a 338 Lapua so i dont think im that sensitive to recoil. How is performance compared to a 300 RUM? same bolt face?
Ya, with my bullets seated into the lands, it is 3.727". The 215 Bergers are about 3.705" to lands......Rich
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Barnesuser, I would recommend a brake but in the mean time, I have a a decelerator slip on recoil pad that I use with my un-braked Sendero 300 RUM. I have shot as many as 50 rounds on the bench in a couple of hours and could have easily shot more.

    I use it on all my un-braked heavy kickers from 7 RM on up.
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    Rich, i would like to build one of your 30/375 S.I.s one we shoot the barrel out on my dads 300 RUM, if we ever do (he hates shooting that 7.5 lb unbraked monster )
    My dad has a 300WBY that has the same issue and I want to turn it into a 30/375SI so I'm putting a brake on is so he'll wear it out faster Some times a sons gotta do what he's gotta do
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    Rich, what action are you shooting your SI out of?
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    My dad has a 300WBY that has the same issue and I want to turn it into a 30/375SI so I'm putting a brake on is so he'll wear it out faster Some times a sons gotta do what he's gotta do
    Yes they do!!
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    Rich, what action are you shooting your SI out of?
    BAT HR. I also have one on a B-78 ......Rich
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    I have both the straight -06 and the improved. And the Sherman or similar would be very nice.

    But someone replied to an old thread that they had a 6.55x55 AI and had done real pressure tests and had posted very impressive velocity.

    My long term bolt plans would be to do the 30/375 SI and try the 6.5X55AI in the future.
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