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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 01-30-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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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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Old 01-30-2013, 07:45 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Wow, that's impressive. That rifle is a keeper!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:57 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Voted other cause I did not see .260 Rem then I scroll down and see youur correction post oh well. Have too many loads to list from 100 - 140 such an easy cartridge to load for not the top of the heap for reach or power but I have killed deer moose elk and bears with it and will continue to do so with somewhat boring, predictable and consistant results day in and day out. I can't ask for more than that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Wow, that's impressive. That rifle is a keeper!
Yeah nearly fell over when I went down to check the target, with an earlier load of 120gr Ballistic tips 2 of my daughters shot 3 shots into less than an inch @ 100yds 5/8" and 7/8" Not a bad effort for their first time behind a center fire rifle?

I apologise with my last post as I wrote that I shot a 1/2" group @ 290yds when in actual fact I only shot a 3/4" group @ 290yds. Sorry about that.

Found the target when I was looking for my girls targets.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:51 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Either way that's astounding. I read an old article they tested a savage f/tgr rifle and it shot a 1" group at 500 yrds factory.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:43 PM
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Voted other cause I did not see .260 Rem then I scroll down and see youur correction post oh well. Have too many loads to list from 100 - 140 such an easy cartridge to load for not the top of the heap for reach or power but I have killed deer moose elk and bears with it and will continue to do so with somewhat boring, predictable and consistant results day in and day out. I can't ask for more than that.
What load do you use for elk and moose. ??
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Bear; that is still amazing for a factory rifle .
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