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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 03-11-2013, 03:52 PM
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Hey you guys with your fire breathing 6.5 dragons are in a different zone than most, but we have afew down here with the same itch.
Not my cup a tea but my 2nd choice would have to be the 6.5 saum which I think is a beautiful case design and although not as quick as the wsm it feeds better and does all I'd ever want in a 6.5
Only 2 more weeks and the our southern hemisphere stag rut begins, can't wait.
Might have to leave the 260 behind and take the 9.3 x62 out for hunt.

regards Steve.

p.s. any of you coming down under?


Brother, the SAUM lacks nothing... except brass.. lol I think it would be an OUTSTANDING cartridge coupled with a SBN treated barrel... I can dig it!


A stag is on my bucket list, I love to visit your country. Met some dern nice folks from down under.


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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Hey you guys with your fire breathing 6.5 dragons are in a different zone than most, but we have afew down here with the same itch.
Not my cup a tea but my 2nd choice would have to be the 6.5 saum which I think is a beautiful case design and although not as quick as the wsm it feeds better and does all I'd ever want in a 6.5
Only 2 more weeks and the our southern hemisphere stag rut begins, can't wait.
Might have to leave the 260 behind and take the 9.3 x62 out for hunt.

regards Steve.

p.s. any of you coming down under?
Would love to Steve. If I ever get overseas again NZ is first on the list mate! You wouldn't happen to have a spare round trip ticket would you?
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Brother, you're killing me... It's supposed to be in the mid 60's Wednesday & Thursday... keep you fingers crossed that I don't get called back to ND... Spent 3/4 of Feb up there, i'm a WEE bit behind.



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Whats wrong with ND?!?!?!? JK, pretty busy in the sw part of the state aint it? Been in/around Dickinson much?
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Brother, the SAUM lacks nothing... except brass.. lol I think it would be an OUTSTANDING cartridge coupled with a SBN treated barrel... I can dig it!


A stag is on my bucket list, I love to visit your country. Met some dern nice folks from down under.


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Ya know... I've been considering doing a 6.5 SAUM SA. Sharpen and push the shoulder down just a little. Midway was advertizing Norma brass a while back but I don't see it anymore. I think I would give it a go if the Norma brass was available.
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Whats wrong with ND?!?!?!? JK, pretty busy in the sw part of the state aint it? Been in/around Dickinson much?

It's ND


I was in Dickinson the last week of the month...Had to beat feet.... somebody forgot the tags on their truck expire at the end of Feb lol


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Old 03-11-2013, 06:32 PM
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Ya know... I've been considering doing a 6.5 SAUM SA. Sharpen and push the shoulder down just a little. Midway was advertizing Norma brass a while back but I don't see it anymore. I think I would give it a go if the Norma brass was available.


Norma brass is getting easier to find... I've seen a bunch of Nosler out there too but good gawd... those prices... they must christen each piece with unicorn blood or pixie dust.


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Old 03-11-2013, 06:38 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

You'd all be most welcome down under, generally we can hunt year round on public land.There is also some excellent private free range hunting if your budget allows.
You'd have to find you way here and back as I'm only a poor lumber mill worker but I'd certainly feed and house you at no cost and point you in the right direction.
Like wise I'd love to hunt up your way but first I'd need to win the lottery.

Regards Steve.
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