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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 01-01-2013, 06:44 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Yup, all the tooling needs to done prior to nitriding. Shouldn't be a problem after that.
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Yup, all the tooling needs to done prior to nitriding. Shouldn't be a problem after that.
Yes, that's the issue. I wouldn't have been able to set the barrel back after I torch the throat. I would like to see just how much extra life that process would yield in an extreme overbore cartridge....


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Yes, that's the issue. I wouldn't have been able to set the barrel back after I torch the throat. I would like to see just how much extra life that process would yield in an extreme overbore cartridge....


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OK, I see. Well hopefully the nitriding will extend the life more than a set back. On the low side, I've heard 200-300 rounds and on the most optimistic side, 3x normal barrel life. I'll probably have some good data on that in a couple of years.
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Yup, all the tooling needs to done prior to nitriding. Shouldn't be a problem after that.
I am pretty sure the gunsmith's concerns are for his reamer, for when he has to go into that nitrited
throat to "freshen" it. The Germans have been doing this on my Blasers for a long time and gunsmiths that know how to AI them would know the tricks. I can see where it might take an expensive reamer out of tolerance.
I want to get your response on Thomas Haugland's YouTube blog on the 6.5s...his Blaser R93 barrels are 6.5x55 & 6.5x284. I wanted to do this on your thread so the others could have an opportunity to check these YouTubes out as well. If you prefer I not, PM me and I will hold off. I'm new to blogging and don't want to violate protocol.
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Go ahead and post them CR, I'm sure others as well as myself will probably find them interesting. Thanks!
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I have just started playing with the 120 gr Barnes TTSX in my 6.5 WSM using IMR 7828 SSC. With 63 to 64.5 grs. I'm getting 3550 to 3600 fps with groups around 1 3/8 to 1 1/2 inch at 425 yds during my first test, but the wind was between 5 to 6 mph.
My 6.5 has a 31 inch Krieger tube.
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

The 6.5x284 & 6.5x55 are the two calibers showcased in the very good videos by Thomas Haugland of Norway on his YouTube site "Longrange blog"
#42 shows these calibers from 407-681yards If you can't click on these and get it then copy & paste:

#44 shows them from 984-1134y >

#31 & #49 I found very interesting.
If these don't work for you try:
Just type in "Youtube" and when it comes up type in "Longrange blog 42" etc.
Love to hear your feedback.
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