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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 12-30-2012, 04:25 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I was just in this same dilemma as well. I settled on the 6.5x284...seems to be unique but not too wild.
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    Unread 12-30-2012, 04:27 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    My 264 LBC chambered gas gun shoots the 6.5 Grendel 123g Lapua factory round 1/3min all day out of the 20" LBC barrel.
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    Unread 12-30-2012, 06:03 PM
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    Wow! Didn't realize the 6.5x55 was so popular. Yeah fellas, with the limitation of the poll parameters I couldn't get some of the other choices on there. Apparently I should have made room for the 6.5x55 though.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    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.
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    Unread 12-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    You kinda have mild to wild to pick from, so many good points on several of them to choose one! I would seriously look at the 6.5 Sherman, it's right at the top before you go to wild IMO so it seems to be very easy going from what I've seen but you still get some performance, 140's in the 3150ish range are just awesome and my dad played with some 123's the other day and 3400+ was easy with stupid accuracy!!! Easy to just call up Hornady and get a custom die set coming since they have it on profile.
    I'm getting a barrel for my Savage to play with and my Bro is gathering parts for a Howa 6.5 Sherman. It seems to be one of those that you just grab when you go to the gun case!!
    Actually, Rich and I had this discussion to some length via email a while back and even sent me one of his Sherman cases. Pretty nifty. Very close to a WSM in capacity. The problem is that it's just a bit too long to be loaded in the Howa mag box when loded with the CE 130 bullets I'll be loading for my primary hunting load.

    I have a strategy to maybe get the 130 CE's to 3500-3600. We will see
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    Unread 12-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Holy cow Montana that is screaming, but I like the way you think. Please keep me posted on that.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    Actually, Rich and I had this discussion to some length via email a while back and even sent me one of his Sherman cases. Pretty nifty. Very close to a WSM in capacity. The problem is that it's just a bit too long to be loaded in the Howa mag box when loded with the CE 130 bullets I'll be loading for my primary hunting load.

    I have a strategy to maybe get the 130 CE's to 3500-3600. We will see
    What coal do you think you'd be looking at, I was kinda wondering if the CE wouldn't be on the menu. I figured with the 130 CE it would run about 3.510 ish so if you fit a Rem box mag you'd have a bit of room left even in a Howa.

    Have you read Outlaw 6.0's threads on his 6.5 WSM using the CE's? I personally would really like to do a 6.5 RSAUM but there needs to be a better source for brass to form it with.
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