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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 10-12-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

For me it ( 9.362) was a bit slow for starting a fight with a big brown bear up close. The 64 has the speed with the more disruptive bullets like the Orynx. Maybe it wouldn't matter but being quite remote and alone, having a bit more speed doesn't hurt. The 64 duplicates the performance of the 375 H+H which is the gold standard brown bear hunting rifle in Alaska. . .

Here in the Interior, the 62 would be great. Bears are smaller than on the coast.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:16 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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For me it ( 9.362) was a bit slow for starting a fight with a big brown bear up close. The 64 has the speed with the more disruptive bullets like the Orynx. Maybe it wouldn't matter but being quite remote and alone, having a bit more speed doesn't hurt. The 64 duplicates the performance of the 375 H+H which is the gold standard brown bear hunting rifle in Alaska. . .

Here in the Interior, the 62 would be great. Bears are smaller than on the coast.
I agree with you! The only but big disadvantage with the 9,3x62 is its limited effectiv range due to LRH. I wouldn't shoot longer than 250 m with it. The 9,3x64 on the other hand combines the hard hitting effectivness of the 62' with the outstanding longe range capability of the 8x68S. Superb!
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:07 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Yes. It seems that often on an agitated bear even the 375 can be a 3 shot rifle. Meaning its takes 3 shots to keep it down permanently. And this is at close range.
But we've taken up enuf of the 6.5 thread with the 9.3 .
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:46 AM
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Yes. It seems that often on an agitated bear even the 375 can be a 3 shot rifle. Meaning its takes 3 shots to keep it down permanently. And this is at close range.
But we've taken up enuf of the 6.5 thread with the 9.3 .
That has to be said! But you're right we might irritate someone. Excuses in advance.

Successful bear hunt for you!
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I just got my barrel today, I'm changing a 300 Win Mag T-3 Tikka which is terrible to shoot (6.6 lbs) and changing it to a 6.5 Rem Mag. Shilen # 2 barrel and finish at 25". Should be a light weight carry shooter.
Traded a guy from Texas here on LRH my PPC stuff for his form dies and since I have 200 new 350 Mag brass I should be good for quite a few yrs

As far as big rounds go I like my 338/06 I traded 7Magnum for here on LRH
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I think the 6.5 Rem Mag. Is a great round. .
I think its hard to pick a bad 6.5 round.
Well, maybe the Carcano.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Very effective in the month of November when the rut is on
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