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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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Old 01-12-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Got to go with the 260 Rem

Very mild recoil without a brake and only gives up a couple hundred fps to the 6.5-284 with double the barrel life!
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:43 PM
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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???
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:09 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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... & NO after market custom barrels currently....

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???
You couldn't get a custom 6.5 x 284 barrel fitted to your R93?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:10 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

NO...they made a 6.5x284 production run a few years back but have no present plans to pull the tooling out for another run. I think this is a management decision to push us Blaser users towards purchase of the new heavier R8 model rifle with detachable magazine/trigger group and illuminated reticle activated by the rifle's safety. I like the lighter and very accurate R93 for hunting. Germans are very stubborn and very susceptible to the notion that if an idea "wasn't invented here" they are being told what to do. Pain in the ass but their technology speaks for itself. Just glad they weren't the size of Texas 80 years ago...OR am I ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:24 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

How big is Germany compared to Texas?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Texas is approx twice the size of der fatherland at 268,580 sq mi to Deutschland's 137,847. If the Germans had had Texas size and farmers and ranchers and Alaska's natural resources and marksmen and their combined frontier spirit ...the trains would be running on time and the conductor would not be a comrade.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I didn't realize it was such a tiny place
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