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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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Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:40 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Well compared to the vastness of Alaska or Texas it isn't as large but compared to most other EU countries it can hold its own and then some. If you consider all the innovations and medical breakthroughs AND MAUSERS TO BLASERS they are perhaps the most innovative culture yet and that with trying to kill off some of their most brilliant minds.

Have you seen the new Merkel rifle? Whose optics do we measure against and where did this 6.5mm balance of SD & BC & KO & low carry weight & low recoil spring from. When you look at a LRH weapon that you really want to carry into the mts...a twelve pound plus .338 just doesn't turn me on. Hell I'm a damn good 66YO but I'm a smart enough bull now to save some energy for when we get up the hill to where those cows are!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:09 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

. Ya and Stihl is German. When they started taking the market from the US and Canadian saw manufacturing they were called Hitler's revenge. By the timber Fallers of the PNW . . Pretty sharp bunch. . And Wilhelm Brenneke was German I think. He invented the single best big game cartridge to date. The 9.3x64 Brenneke.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

The 6.5 was a Swedish and Norwegian development. The Germans had nothing to do with it.

The German developments were the 8mm and 7mm mauser cartridges. There is no question that both mauser cartridges, and the rifles they were chambered for, were innovative.

However, the virtues of the 6.5 that you mentioned were not a German discovery.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Yes, very true. The Italians and Japanese did the 6.5 also. But the Sweede is the one with the longevity. If I come upon a standard length stainless Ruger action I may have one built.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:00 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Why a Ruger? Not my favorite action for a build.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman View Post
Why a Ruger? Not my favorite action for a build.
Second that!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:34 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I have a strategy to maybe get the 130 CE's to 3500-3600. We will see [/QUOTE]

You know I'm more of a BC and mild velocity guy but I've been thinking about trying to get a 130 into the velocity range your looking. I've loaded very few 130 gr bullets in my 270 WSM but my buddy got me some 130 BT's so I though I would try them to see if it would be worth trying some of the 130 CE's in the 270WSM. I was able to hit 3470fps with Superformance powder and the 130BT, the 130 CE's would yield a bit higher velocity with less bearing surface and with a BC close to the 130 6.5 CE I think I can hit the velocity your looking for without pushing overly hard and with a standard twist rate.
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