Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge
"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." by Aldon
This could be the solution to my Blaser R93 Conundrum:
i.e. caliber and twist rates for LRH no longer supported by factory 6.5x284 barrels & NO after market custom barrels currently. The straight pull action is very slick and easy to stay in vs normal bolt manipulation. I was able to double tap an elephant with two quartering rear brain shots at 53 paces so fast the second round hit him just before he hit his knees. At my skill level, bolt manipulation is much easier in prone [LRH] than Mauser type action manipulation, without disturbing my cheek weld/sight picture...
BUTT Blaser quit making 6.5x284 barrels and this one is NOT going to last forever with all the practice required to keep your LRH proficiency.
If I could load the readily available 6.5x55 Blaser R93 barrels to 6.5x284 performance...there are gunsmiths that can AI the factory chambers and the European fast twist rates is already good for 140 VLDs.
Aldon: Who was that masked man with the Swede Pressure Tests???
Somewhere Between Ignorance & Arrogance