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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 02-08-2013, 04:35 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I think sometimes we forget that these animals are not bullet proof and that only a super XXXL type bullet will do the job, but I agree in that the larger than 6.5mm bullets do perform better on bigger game like Elk/ Moose/ Bear.

208gr A max in .30 cal is a good contender but not as slippery as a 210 Berger.

just my 2 cents!

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:11 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

On your list my favorite is the .264wm. I also shoot an AR in .260 Rem. Both are great cartridges and more than capable of deer sized game to 1,000yds with great precision.

Bullet wise the Swift Sirocco is way hard to beat for deer in either, but for heavier bodied animals the Hornady Interbond and Nosler Accubond are great choices.

I'm really looking forwardt o trying the new Nosler Long Range Accubond in both of them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Love my 6.5 creedmoor!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:55 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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The 6.5 Creedmoor is my favorite 6.5mm round. It's more accurate than I can shoot and it's easy on my surgically repaired shoulder.
I voted other.....If I was to own a 6.5 caliber, it would be a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I don't own a 6.5, nor did I peruse all 26 pages of this thread, but I thought it was curious that the Creedmoor was left out of the poll.
I like to shoot too much to be very interested in barrel thrashing overbores.
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I don't own a 6.5, nor did I peruse all 26 pages of this thread, but I thought it was curious that the Creedmoor was left out of the poll.
I like to shoot too much to be very interested in barrel thrashing overbores.
It was an oversight. However there are a couple of non-overbore cartridges listed.

A number of folks did post their favor of the Creedmoor along with the 6.5x55 Swede.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Stoky:

You must be on the wrong forum. If you are not interested in barrel "trashing overbores" then 6mm BR or Accurate or 24 hr Campfire must be your forum.

I have yet to wear out a barrel that has been Nitrocarburized. I also use HBN coated bullets exclusively, which may extend the life of barrels.

Yes the 264 Winchester Magnum is hard on barrels. I wore out 3 of those barrels decades ago. They also shoot flat in the wind and are devastating on game animals at long range which is what this forum is about. I find those "barrel thrashing overbores" a lot more interesting to load for than the cartridges I can buy at the local box store. If you shoot once a year at 100 yards then it makes little difference.

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