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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 04-20-2013, 08:36 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

6.5 saum gets my vote 140's at 3300+
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:16 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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6.5 saum gets my vote 140's at 3300+
What barrel length?......Rich
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Interesting post as I have given this lots of thought in the past. My decision was to have a 260 Rem. rechambered to 260AI. This in a Rem. 700 Mtn. rifle with a 22" bbl. Now this rifle has a short action and I load 130 VLD hunting Bergers. These will not fit in the magazine as I seat them .050 off the lands. This load shoots very well and has accounted for many antelope, whitetail deer, mule deer, feral hogs, coyotes and two badgers. I did purchase a Savage 111 LRH in 6.5x284. I am working up a load for 140 grain Bergers and Hornady SST and perhaps even 130 Accubonds. Whichever projectile shoots best at long range will be my go to hand load. To add, I have an XP-100R, 260AI, that sports a 14" Lilja bbl. that I load Sierra 107 SMK match bullets. These shoot well to 500 yds. plus. I will say they are adequate on deer sized big game. But, would not use on anything larger. I do indeed prefer the 6.5 for long range work. MTG
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:09 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Interesting post as I have given this lots of thought in the past. My decision was to have a 260 Rem. rechambered to 260AI. This in a Rem. 700 Mtn. rifle with a 22" bbl. Now this rifle has a short action and I load 130 VLD hunting Bergers. These will not fit in the magazine as I seat them .050 off the lands. This load shoots very well and has accounted for many antelope, whitetail deer, mule deer, feral hogs, coyotes and two badgers. I did purchase a Savage 111 LRH in 6.5x284. I am working up a load for 140 grain Bergers and Hornady SST and perhaps even 130 Accubonds. Whichever projectile shoots best at long range will be my go to hand load. To add, I have an XP-100R, 260AI, that sports a 14" Lilja bbl. that I load Sierra 107 SMK match bullets. These shoot well to 500 yds. plus. I will say they are adequate on deer sized big game. But, would not use on anything larger. I do indeed prefer the 6.5 for long range work. MTG
What caliber are you referring to when you stated you wouldn't use them on game larger than deer?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:04 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I gathered he was talking about the 107 SMK's in the 260 AI.

Maybe not though...
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:36 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

That is what I was thinking as well. Based off what I have read, the 6.5 140s work well on larger game.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:32 PM
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What barrel length?......Rich
26" broughton that has been carberized
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