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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 01-24-2013, 11:40 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I find it curious there is little to no mention of the grendal so far. Why is that?
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:04 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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I find it curious there is little to no mention of the grendal so far. Why is that?
Probably because there are quite a few cartridges that far outperform the grendel across multiple platforms and multiple bullet weights whereas the grendel is primarily used in AR platforms with the 123grain bullet being about the biggest bullet you can shoot.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:47 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

. The ammo I shot was factory Superformance. As I hunt and shoot in the cold with the smaller calibers like the 6.5 Cm, 243, 223 ect. Whichever powder I use in them needs to work well in the cold.
The recorded vel was 1, ,2893. ,2,2933. , 3,,,2932 .
These were shot at 18' from the chrony .
With the rifle being cold the chamber and bore were contracted and I could feel the chamber was snugger. When I chambered the rounds and the were a little stiffer extracting than at say +50 degrees.

The ammo box says 2960 fps. But that may be with a 28" barrel. Mine is a 26 .
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:50 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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The 6.5x47 has been out WAY longer than the 6.5 creed. It has a pretty large following in the tactical crowd. There are a lot more rifles out there than you'd think. They just aren't on the "hot" list anymore as newer & newer cartridges that do essentially the same thing are introduced.


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Thanks Outlaw! I hadn't heard about it until recently. I live a sheltered life I know.


The Grendel isn't really a long range round so it makes sense that it's not on the list.
But. The Creed and Sweede should have made it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:49 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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As noted in post #2, the 6.5 Rem = 260 Rem. It was a typo
Dang. Missed that. I would've voted differently then.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:02 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

At first I thot it was the 6.5 Rem Mag.
Who did the poll?
They could have listed the 260 Rem as the 6.5-08 A-Square.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I did the poll, maybe we should start over
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