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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 03-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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The 700 project is costing me a good bit once I replaced the bolt and recoil lug....
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Hence the reason I quit building on Rem 700's (unless I have one lying around as a donor). By the time your done, there isn't anything Remington left & you've spent enough to buy a Stiller.

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Maybe. Will be pushing some of the 165 CEB's through it and hopefully Bergers new 270 bullet will be out by then

I didn't even know CEB made .277's in 165 grain. That oughta be just about perfect for a .277/300 Dakota. Some serious 270 smack down right there. With all of the promising new Berger bullets on the horizon, I sure wish they'd actually produce one every once in a while.

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Yeah, I'm done building on Remmy's too. The Howa actions are a bit shorter than the 700's so anything longer than a Dakota gets built on a custom action. Actually been talking Snowy Mountain Rifles bout a 300 Lapua project.
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Yeah, I'm done building on Remmy's too. The Howa actions are a bit shorter than the 700's so anything longer than a Dakota gets built on a custom action. Actually been talking Snowy Mountain Rifles bout a 300 Lapua project.

I'm going the custom action route from here on out (unless I use one of my current rifles as a donor). I have 2 built on Stiller's so far & I'm pretty sure I'd sell my mother to get my hands on an L/H Badger M2008.

If I can find a Badger it will be chambered in 6.5x47


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The new Hornady brass is pretty darn good stuff, IIRC they are making Lazzeroni brass now. Isn't the Howa action an Investment casting? I do like the M-16 extractor better by far but the whole "made in J-a-pan" makes it off limits for me.


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That's good to hear about Hornady, My past experience with the 6.5x284 brass from them has been very poor. Hope they fixed it.
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That's good to hear about Hornady, My past experience with the 6.5x284 brass from them has been very poor. Hope they fixed it.

Maybe it's just 6.5x284 I had a terrible bout with one particular lot of Norma 6.5x284 brass... man that stuff was junk...


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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Just got notified by Midway that 6.5x284 Lapua brass is in and just made the order.

In case anyone else is interested...
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Maybe it's just 6.5x284 I had a terrible bout with one particular lot of Norma 6.5x284 brass... man that stuff was junk...


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My only experience with Norma is 300 WSM. I seems to be very good for me. Holds up well under high pressure.
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