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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, 02:48 PM
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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.

Plus 1.... nice job Rich!
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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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7 or 300 SAUM
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Plus 1.... nice job Rich!
Thanks Mark! How is your 6.5 SCREAMER coming along?......rich
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:17 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Rich, if you're talking about the 6.5 Dakota, I chickened out Decided to try a WSM with nitrided barrel first. If the barrel life works out good I'll try the Dakota. Powder was another issue. With RL33 on the scene, it makes it a lot more interesting. The 6.5 WSM should be on line in about 6-8 weeks.

I am doing a 270 Montana based off the 300 Dakota. Dies are ordered and when I get some bullets seated for neck measurements, I'll order a reamer.

Hope you make it to one of the Townsend shoots
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Rich, if you're talking about the 6.5 Dakota, I chickened out Decided to try a WSM with nitrided barrel first. If the barrel life works out good I'll try the Dakota. Powder was another issue. With RL33 on the scene, it makes it a lot more interesting. The 6.5 WSM should be on line in about 6-8 weeks.

I am doing a 270 Montana based off the 300 Dakota. Dies are ordered and when I get some bullets seated for neck measurements, I'll order a reamer.

Hope you make it to one of the Townsend shoots
Sounds like you have a plan! It would be fun to come to a shoot and meet everybody......rich
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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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.
The bearing length is important IMO with these heavy bullets as it affects pressure. My understanding is that was the reason that Sierra stopped offering the 155 SMK.

160 Matrix=.644

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

With a mono metal bullet its pretty easy to regulate bearing surface. Not so much with a cup and core.
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