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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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Unread 11-02-2013, 11:03 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

6.5 WSM !! Or equivilent. Go big or go home, barrels are cheap.
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    Unread 11-03-2013, 01:05 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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    6.5 WSM !! Or equivilent. Go big or go home, barrels are cheap.
    Hum, barrels for my German Blaser are almost $1200…barrels for my Savage LRH are $449. Oh and there is sales tax and shipping maybe even insurance. Most of the world have gunsmithing fees attached to their barrel changes. Maybe Obama is subsidizing your LE department or you get things wholesale and do your own smithing or something like that but to my frugal German heritage those numbers represent sizable investments much less the value of man hours and cost of components to work up a new load. No to a lot of us …we disagree with "barrels are cheap" but we are glad we live in a country where you are free to feel that way for your financial situation.
    And Hummer barrels are even more expensive cause you gotta go thru several SoSo barrels to get one…no Overbore may be fun but I think NOT cheap.
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    Wow, overreact much? New custom rifle, $4000 +. New SS barrel from any of the good barrel makers, $325. Chamber, thread and crown $200. Comparativly speaking, $500 is very cheap as apposed to $4k for another rifle. Referring to Rem 700 type barrels of course.
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    I agree, barrels can be replaced but they are not cheap. To replace my Broughton 6.5 WSM will run close to $800 including smithing. That's not cheap and will cost about$.70 for every pull of the trigger. But I want the speed and that's what it costs. Hopefully the nitriding process will increase the barrel life and decrease the cost.
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    Wow, overreact much? New custom rifle, $4000 +. New SS barrel from any of the good barrel makers, $325. Chamber, thread and crown $200. Comparativly speaking, $500 is very cheap as apposed to $4k for another rifle. Referring to Rem 700 type barrels of course.
    Better recheck your prices. Depending on length, a new match grade barrel is going to run about $450 give or take including shipping. By the time all the smiling is done including removal, install brake threading and install I owe my Smith about another$350. And that's without flutes.
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    If someone is charging you $450 for a non fluted SS barrel they are adding a large margin to it. The prices are on their websites, it's not a secret: Brux - $300, Bartlien - $325, Krieger - $315, Broughton is more at $385

    Again, comparitivly speaking, a new barrel is much cheaper than a new rifle.
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    26" Boughton $370, 32" $415, shipping about $35
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