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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 12-31-2012, 01:48 AM
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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.
Yup, I was think just over 3.5. I really like the Howa's better than the 700's. My other project is a 300 RUM and it's being done on a 700. Ended up replacing the bolt, trigger and mag box and getting a pinned recoil lug. It costs a lot more to get the 700 up to speed than the Howa's.

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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.
Not til you just told me about it. Very interesting for sure. I had read LTLR's threads and some others. Sounds like they're killing critters pretty good.

Oh yeah, was down in your country for about 5 or 6 weeks off and on this summer building grain bins. Been very busy these last 2 years traveling all over the state so not much time for much else unfortunately. This year I think I'll be taking a rifle with me if I'm doing a job somewhere during hunting season.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

6.5x55! It's the TWO that I own.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:40 PM
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I did vote for the WSM I think I can get the 130 CEB over 3400 fps pretty easily. The terminal performance has been good so far & the BC is there.

The SAUM would be a great choice if brass was more available. GAP is starting to push the SAUM as well, maybe that can help create a little more interest in the SAUM case.

I also load for the 6.5-06 AI, we're using the 140Barnes XLC in that one loaded to a little over 3000fps. It's been a hammer on everything we've taken so far. I think it's a pretty good cartridge & would recommend it as well.


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Old 01-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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I did vote for the WSM I think I can get the 130 CEB over 3400 fps pretty easily. The terminal performance has been good so far & the BC is there.

The SAUM would be a great choice if brass was more available. GAP is starting to push the SAUM as well, maybe that can help create a little more interest in the SAUM case.

I also load for the 6.5-06 AI, we're using the 140Barnes XLC in that one loaded to a little over 3000fps. It's been a hammer on everything we've taken so far. I think it's a pretty good cartridge & would recommend it as well.


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I saw your threads Outlaw... that is a sweet rig for sure! Mine wont be quite so purdy, but hopefully it performs as well. I'm going to get my barrel nitrided and try RL 17 in it sooo.... I'm guessing I'll be able to push those CE 130's about 100-200 fps above 3400. Just a theory at this point but I'm anxious to find out.

I've noticed an interest in the SAUM cartrige... I wonder why? Seems to be so similar to the WSM, but just a little smaller. I'm contemplating a future 6mm SAUM build on my Sako 85.
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I saw your threads Outlaw... that is a sweet rig for sure! Mine wont be quite so purdy, but hopefully it performs as well. I'm going to get my barrel nitrided and try RL 17 in it sooo.... I'm guessing I'll be able to push those CE 130's about 100-200 fps above 3400. Just a theory at this point but I'm anxious to find out.

I've noticed an interest in the SAUM cartrige... I wonder why? Seems to be so similar to the WSM, but just a little smaller. I'm contemplating a future 6mm SAUM build on my Sako 85.
Thank you sir! I contemplated nitriding my barrel as well, my ' Smith told me he would not set the barrel back if I did that.... RL-17 might do well, I don't know. Just not enough barrel life to tinker

Keep us updated on your build!!

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I contemplated nitriding my barrel as well, my ' Smith told me he would not set the barrel back if I did that....

Really??? Wonder why? My smith is very pro on nitriding and has had a number done with good results.

I will definitely keep all ya'll informed. Probably won't be done till end of summer or fall.
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Really??? Wonder why? My smith is very pro on nitriding and has had a number done with good results.

I will definitely keep all ya'll informed. Probably won't be done till end of summer or fall.
Something to do with the increased hardness of the barrel due to the nitriding process causing issues with tooling....


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