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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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The more that get shot the better idea we'll have on the BC but the numbers line up decent. The .277 165 Matrix runs about .120 BC over a 150 Berger, if you apply that to the 6.5 cal which I know is rough but does give you an idea, the 160 6.5 Matrix is a better ballistic design than the .277 cal 165 and 20gr heavier than the 140 Berger so you can kinda guess a range to start from.

We've shot the 6.5 Sherman with the 160 and the 270 WSM with the 165 side by side same range and same wind and at nearly the same velocity with the same zero, and the 6.5 is spanking the 270, as much as it pains me to say that

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    I guess I should not have been gloating last year when I would blow his targets over with my 270 after he bounced 6.5 140 Bergers of them, that 160 6.5 should do very rude things to an elk at longer ranges
    Seriously guys, with the success I had killling some 25 bulls over the years with a 6.5 to the 600 yard range with 140's, these 160's at 3050 are the real deal if expansion proves out. Maybe I'll have to break down and build some 6.5, 160 SXR's if I can find enough $$$$ in the cookie jar......Rich
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    Hey Rich, how fast do you think i will be able to push the 160s from a 6.5x284 with a 30" barrel? I have a very long throat on this rifle and with the 160 matrix seated to the lands i should have about .21" of the bullet shank in the .284" long neck. Marshal said he was going to send me a sample to see how my rifle likes them before i commit to 500 of them. Thanks for the lead guys!!!
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    Hey Rich, how fast do you think i will be able to push the 160s from a 6.5x284 with a 30" barrel? I have a very long throat on this rifle and with the 160 matrix seated to the lands i should have about .21" of the bullet shank in the .284" long neck. Marshal said he was going to send me a sample to see how my rifle likes them before i commit to 500 of them. Thanks for the lead guys!!!
    Maybe 2950?
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    How can it stabilize in the 1-8?
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    How can it stabilize in the 1-8?
    It stabilizes just fine out of an 8 twist 6.5 Sherman at that velocity.....Rich
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    It stabilizes just fine out of an 8 twist 6.5 Sherman at that velocity.....Rich
    I don't even see it on their page? I was talking to the guys at cs bullets, I asked them why nothing bigger than a 140g they said noting bigger would stabilize with out a 1-6, so I dropped it.
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