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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 01-29-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Sorry, I didn't mean to sling any crap. It's been a good poll. It showes there is quite a variety in the uses of the 6.5 . Some want a general purpose rifle. Some a practical battle configuration and some a super fast Looong range precision round.
I'm in the general purpose catagory.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:33 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Sorry, I didn't mean to sling any crap. It's been a good poll. It showes there is quite a variety in the uses of the 6.5 . Some want a general purpose rifle. Some a practical battle configuration and some a super fast Looong range precision round.
I'm in the general purpose catagory.
No worries. I actually do wish I could start it over with some of the other offerings but not practical at this point. I tohought I was limited to 10 options but apparently that has changed. Oh well, I think by the comments and the poll we have a good idea where they stand. and i have learned a good bit from it.

Yeah, I think a 6.5x47 L would make a nice little AR tactical round.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Ya, it would, but is it any more accurate than the Creed? ? It is more expensive .. with it being shorter it would give more flexibility with the CE bullets while fitting the short mag box. I was thinking of the Grendel as a battle rifle round.
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

The Gendel will take the cake as an AR round, as it was designed for that role. Accuracy between the 6.5x47 & creed will depend upon the platform & shooter. The advantages of the x47 would be Lapua brass, lower capacity & longer neck for extended bbl life & shorter oal.

The creed has more capacity & similar accuracy. The new Hornady brass is reportedly excellent (thank god because Hndy is the only manufacturer). Can get pretty close to the 260 in velocity w/less powder.

My next full on build will be a 6.5x47.


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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I've been contemplating an AR buy using a 6.5. Maybe the Grendel would be the ticket. Won't be shooting CE bullets out if it though.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Dont discount the creedmoor guys! Nosler is beginning to make brass and ammo for it and its a terrific AR round that's hanging with bolt guns shooting 1k yrds. The only toss up I see is its a slower round compared to some and for hunting the extra fps can get you more yardage for proper expansion. But this will come with shorter barrel life and brass life.
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Just had to lay up my 7mm STW, (waiting on a new barrel) so I'm using my 260 Rem Tikka T3 and not feeling handicapped at all.
For a straight factory rifle it would put some custom rifles to shame and it is not fussy with what you feed it. (the one exception being the 123gr A max.)
Current load is 140gr A max's @2580fps which shoots 1/2" @ 290yds.
Shot a sika hind @409yds last saturday.

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