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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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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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I want to start by comparing the 130's I used to great success last year to the 140's. Both in MTH. I can sneak the MTACs in the werks somewhere


My objective is to stay with the MTH's as this is a hunting rifle (with a very short bbl life!). I may launch some of the MTAC's to a mile just for giggles though...
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Chad tried to talk me into a 6.5/7mm Dakota... that would be a fire breathing beast for sure.
Yup, I'm thinking a good candidate for RL33
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    Hey; that's cool you using a 9.3x62 what load do u use in it. I used to have a 20 " barrel CZ in the 62 . Then I had a 64 Brenneke built on a MarkX action so I sold my 62 . I really wish I still had it. But the 64 does everything the 62 does but 150 yards further away. . I was shooting 250 gr X bullets at 2550-2600 from mine. But I get an easy 2750 fps with the 64 and I'm only burning 5 grains more powder.
    Not trying to hyjack this thread but I'm using 250 TSX Barnes VV140 rifle powder at 2500fps in my 9.3 x 62 which shoots under an inch, I had high hopes for the Nosler 250gr Accubonds( beautiful bonded,good BC projectile) but rifle didn't like them which was a pity but I am in no way handicapped with the TSX (bit of an over kill for deer but should be just the ticket for wild cattle.) and you can eat right up to the bullet hole.
    9.3/375 Ruger

    Now back to the awsome 6.5 cal stuff, is anyone used or using 140gr Nosler Accubonds on game?

    Regards Steve.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    I see there is some 300 SAUM Norma brass. Might require some neck turning. Something to think about. Maybe Lapua will come out with some 7 SAUM brass?
    There would have to be one hell of a demand for it before lapua would produce it, We have quality concerns with certain brands of 7mmSTW brass. (except Nosler which is way too pricey)
    We'd love Lapua 7mm STW brass.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Already thot about it
    Just can't get up the steam to build another custom.

    Hey, here's a 6.5 idea. 6.5/375 Ruger.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    I'm really surprised there aren't a lot more 6.5 STWs.

    Maybe the 1 vote was Layne Simpson.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    Already thot about it
    Just can't get up the steam to build another custom.

    Hey, here's a 6.5 idea. 6.5/375 Ruger.
    Now that there is the 7mm LRM brass from GunWerks, a 6.5/375Ruger is pretty feasible, I was looking at that cartridge before & decided against is due to the amount of work going from .375>.264. I think it'd be a beast


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    I'm really surprised there aren't a lot more 6.5 STWs.

    Maybe the 1 vote was Layne Simpson.




    The STW is one bad mo-fo. LTLR was quoting 130CEB's at 3700fps.... holy smokes batman, I don't know what the drop @ 1k would be but, very few cartridges could even come close. Barrel life would suck im sure


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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    The STR would be about the same as the Dakota.
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