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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 03-28-2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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I have used mostly H1000 or Retumbo with cci BR-2 or F210 primers. The length of the 160 Matrix is 1.49", the 142 Matrix is 1.380". I use the same die setting for both bullets as the nose is the same, just a little longer for the heavy bullet.
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NO kidding? Only 1.49" I've been patiently waiting for that measurement I was guessing somewhere between 1.5-1.6 as the 140CEB is 1.510".

What is the bearing length?


Mark, we have another potential candidate


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Old 03-28-2013, 11:19 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

There is a picture line up in this thread of the 140 Berger 142 and 160 Matrix and the 155 Cauterucio. 6.5 sherman range report
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Hey Elkaholic,
You have made a perfect job with the 6.5 Sherman, maximising case capacity, functionality and ballistic performance.
Nice one .

Regards Steve.
thank you Steve!.......Rich
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Here is a pic of the 6.5 Sherman next to the "partially" formed 6.5 SS
The SS is only necked to .270 at this point and does not have the body taper blown out or the shoulder changed to .264 but this will give you the idea. I believe it will duplicate the 6.5 Sherman ballistically in a true short action which will allow the long bullets to fit in a 2.8" magazine and be seated to the lands......RichFavorite 6.5 Cartridge-dscf0498.jpg
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Here is a pic of the 6.5 Sherman next to the "partially" formed 6.5 SS
The SS is only necked to .270 at this point and does not have the body taper blown out or the shoulder changed to .264 but this will give you the idea. I believe it will duplicate the 6.5 Sherman ballistically in a true short action which will allow the long bullets to fit in a 2.8" magazine and be seated to the lands......Rich

I apologize if I missed it but; what is the parent case of the 6.5 SS?


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I apologize if I missed it but; what is the parent case of the 6.5 SS?


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6.5 ss final design
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NO kidding? Only 1.49" I've been patiently waiting for that measurement I was guessing somewhere between 1.5-1.6 as the 140CEB is 1.510".

What is the bearing length?


Mark, we have another potential candidate


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Could be TJ, but if it is only 1.49" long, how is that going to affect BC? It looks sleek enough.
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