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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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Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

 
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

It is absolutely just right. I have one. I built it on an Interarms mk X action. PacNor barrel. I haven't done a ton of shooting with it. But had it built as an all around big game Alaskan rifle. . I've put around 400 rounds thru it so far. It has Blackburn bottom metal, NECG expression sights with banded fore sight and barrel band sling swivel eye. Boyd's laminated JRS style stock. I think it has a Boyd's trigger+safety which I want to replace.
My loads are a 250 gr TSX @2750 fps
And a 285 gr Lapua Mega or Norma Orynx @2650 fps.
From the 22 1/2" barrel that has an integral 1" muzzle brake. It is the easiest shooting rifle in its power class I have ever owned and shot.
Working loads are 68.5 gr Rl 15 with 250 gr TSX
75 gr IMR 4350 w/ molly tumbled 285 gr Lapua Mega or NormaOrynx. . I would not be nervous about picking an up close fight with a brown bear or of a 300 yard shot on a trophy bull moose. And with the 250 gr TSX it doesn't do much damage to Sitka Blacktails. I've even shot red fox with it. Its a little hard on the pelts. But not as bad as a 22-250 at the same distance.
The biggest problem. Availability of brass. . .
Brass can't be made from any other brass.
I had to have an under barrel recoil lug installed and the stock cross bolted after it split its stock. .
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:56 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
It is absolutely just right. I have one. I built it on an Interarms mk X action. PacNor barrel. I haven't done a ton of shooting with it. But had it built as an all around big game Alaskan rifle. . I've put around 400 rounds thru it so far. It has Blackburn bottom metal, NECG expression sights with banded fore sight and barrel band sling swivel eye. Boyd's laminated JRS style stock. I think it has a Boyd's trigger+safety which I want to replace.
My loads are a 250 gr TSX @2750 fps
And a 285 gr Lapua Mega or Norma Orynx @2650 fps.
From the 22 1/2" barrel that has an integral 1" muzzle brake. It is the easiest shooting rifle in its power class I have ever owned and shot.
Working loads are 68.5 gr Rl 15 with 250 gr TSX
75 gr IMR 4350 w/ molly tumbled 285 gr Lapua Mega or NormaOrynx. . I would not be nervous about picking an up close fight with a brown bear or of a 300 yard shot on a trophy bull moose. And with the 250 gr TSX it doesn't do much damage to Sitka Blacktails. I've even shot red fox with it. Its a little hard on the pelts. But not as bad as a 22-250 at the same distance.
The biggest problem. Availability of brass. . .
Brass can't be made from any other brass.
I had to have an under barrel recoil lug installed and the stock cross bolted after it split its stock. .
Yes, it's an outstanding round but unfortunately very little known. At least you can purchase brass now. I suppose you're going to take some hundred cases? Below I give you the 9,3x64 data (metric) with the so called MJG - bullet by Lutz Moeller. You can buy those as fab - ammo and take a look at the velocity, incredible.
Weite [m]
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Schnelle [m/s] 1.042
989
938
889
842
797
745
Bahn [cm]
-4,5
+1,2
+4,4
+4,9
+2,2
-4,0
-13,9

Leistung bis 300 m aus 65 cm Lauf
Starting out with 3176 fps... As far as I know is the round still produced by RWS, Brenneke and Lutz Moeller. Might be some more smaller companies too.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

What bullet weight is that, a 150 ???
I don't know of anywhere that 9.3x64 B is available. .
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:41 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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What bullet weight is that, a 150 ???
I don't know of anywhere that 9.3x64 B is available. .
Yes, the MJG is a bullet made of brass and the 9,3 has a bulletweight of 10 gramm = ca. 150gr. Lutz Moeller was the first one using brass made bullets for (LR)-hunting and with outstanding success both in Europe and Africa (plains game). This bullet type and its manufacturer have become famous. You might take a look at lutzmoeller.net and you'll find an English site as well. The 9,3x64 is still available as fab - ammo as I told before. Just google the companies.
Looks like the 9,3x64 will have a second spring time in Europe at that's because of Moeller.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:48 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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What bullet weight is that, a 150 ???
I don't know of anywhere that 9.3x64 B is available. .
Concerning 9,3 x 64 brass I quoted you already yesterday, but it seems you didn't take a look. RCBS distributors of reloading dies, reloader equipment bullets cases and supplies for handloading - since 1947 | Huntington Die Specialties

Second page of the RWS site down below without a picture! 9,3x64 brass in stock!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:23 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Yup. I found it. Thsts where I've gotten my brass before. . The RWS brass is great stuff. I have some of it I have reloaded 10 times. I kick myself for getting rid of my 9.362. . Brass is ALOT easier to come by for it. And the CZ550 comes with a quick twist barrel. Thank you for posting the links.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:32 PM
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Yup. I found it. Thsts where I've gotten my brass before. . The RWS brass is great stuff. I have some of it I have reloaded 10 times. I kick myself for getting rid of my 9.362. . Brass is ALOT easier to come by for it. And the CZ550 comes with a quick twist barrel. Thank you for posting the links.
You're welcome and enjoy yourself. I owned a 9,3x62 (Heym SR20 N) by myself for almost 20 years and made the same mistake than you did... Great, great round for large and also dangerous game.
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