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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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Unread 01-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I suspect that most accuracy problems with a recent or current production ruger involve one of the following issues:

1. barrel contacting the stock in the factory barrel channel

2. bedding

3. crappy factory trigger

4. improper action screw torque

Issues # 2 and 4 are resolved a bit differently with a Ruger than with most factory rifles.

To correct issue #2, you need the correct bedding pillar and the correct stock drill bit from Brownells.

To correct issue #4, torque the forward action screw down VERY tight, tighten the rear action screw about 1/4 to 1/2 turn past snug, and tighten the center action screw down until is is just snug. I initially learned that on a thread posted this forum entitled "I can't believe it! Ruger?." I looked for it, but couldn't find it.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    I use a product called. ( Corrosion Block) . It's great stuff . . It even dries to a non tacky film that adheres.

    Now I'm smart enough to know that there may be potentially greater inherent accuracy in other actions. But if a rifle doesn't go Bang when you pull the trigger. It isn't very accurate. And I've had some great results with off the shelf Ruger's.
    Not knocking the Ruger but what I meant about the magazine was how short they are. I have never been able to seat the bullets out far enough......Rich
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Over the years I have owned several Rugers, 10/22, 77/22, a couple of M77's, and a Mini14. I finally gave up on them. Maybe I was unlucky, but they all performed poorly, in terms of accuracy, triggers, and bedding/barrel mounting quirks. I have always figured that nobody ever talked about using them because of the same experiences. evidently not.
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    Unread 01-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    260 Ackley Improved.
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    Unread 01-19-2013, 09:39 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    Not knocking the Ruger but what I meant about the magazine was how short they are. I have never been able to seat the bullets out far enough......Rich
    . I don't know. The short mag box is the spec size for short action carts and the standard mag box fits standard action carts. The Magnum length fits magnum length rounds. Every one fits SAAMI specs.

    Ya, I think it would be the cats meow to build a 260 Rem A.I.on a standard length Ruger M77mkII .
    It prolly wouldn't kill any more game. But it would be neat. So far with my Cm there's plenty of room in the box.
    ??????
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 03:22 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    I'm all for room to extend your VLD butt there are times I like a tight box.
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    Unread 01-20-2013, 06:48 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    When I bought my 77 MkII, I originally intended to build it into a 6.5-06AI. However, I soon realized that the mag box would be soo short to really get the most from the cartridge.

    I went with 6.5-284 instead. That left me with plenty of room in the mag and a cartridge with performance similar to the 6.5-06.

    Yes, the mag box is only just long enough for SAAMI length cartridges and not a whole lot more. However, that is true of most rifle makes. The only exception that I am aware of is the Remington 700.

    I much prefer Rugers and the new production Winchesters. I don't want the extra mag length enough to buy a Remington 700 to get it. I will make due with a Ruger or buy a Winchester and have a Wyatt's mag box installed.
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