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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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Unread 01-04-2013, 06:33 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

The 6.5 Creedmoor wasn't listed so I had to choose Other.
The only 6.5 that I seen that wouldn't shoot worth a darn was the Carcano. I'm definatly in the camp with the storm drain or man on the grassy knoll. . Most horrid excuse for a rifle I've ever had.
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 07:23 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Quote:
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    The 6.5 Creedmoor wasn't listed so I had to choose Other.
    The only 6.5 that I seen that wouldn't shoot worth a darn was the Carcano. I'm definatly in the camp with the storm drain or man on the grassy knoll. . Most horrid excuse for a rifle I've ever had.
    Before that fateful day in the 60's which, to my eyes, gave birth to irrational gun thinking, my buddy and I pooled our life savings together and ordered a 6.5 Carcano, mail order, I think it was an add in Boy's life magazine, for $6.50. It was crap! Also made me a believer in the grassy knoll theory. Ironically, 45 years later, who knew the 6.5 would be my favorite caliber. We wish we had the $39.99 to order an 03 Springfield. But that would have required that we cut an additional 50+ lawns. I think that was my first lesson of "Buy once, cry once".
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 06:38 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Another for the 6.5x55 I love my 6.5-284 but the little swede just has a place in my heart!
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 09:05 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Ya, the 6.5 Sweede is pretty amazing. A guy I know has one, military issue that has been slightly sporterized. It is unbelievably accurate. Still has the original barrel on it.
    It will shoot. .25"-.4" groups with very basic reloading.
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 09:16 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    So I see from the poll results that OTHER has the most votes.
    Must be the Grendel, Creedmoor + Sweede.
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 11:35 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Duh! The 6.5 Sherman hands down Well, I guess I may have a little bias! Seriously, I designed the Sherman because I am a big 6.5 fan and shot a lot of elk with my A.I. before I designed the Sherman. There are a lot of things to like about it. Brass is abundant in many different brands. Case forming is quite easy. 3200' with 140's in a 26" barrel. Great accuracy and case life between 3100-3150". Because of the minimal body taper and 40 degree shoulder, case stretching is minimal. I have 1500 rounds through my 3 groove, 8 twist Lilja and it it still shoots .3-.4". Ya, it has lost a little accuracy. Highest velocity with a .470" case head possible and still has a good neck.(.300") It is my belief that the longer neck and 40 degree shoulder keep the flame point more confined in the case rather than directly into the throat which causes faster erosion. (picture the flame on a blow torch) hottest at the tip!
    Two more guys have committed to building one as of last night. It will be fun to start comparing notes! I now have it available with a .294" neck and also a .297" (no turn) version. I also have a "max" version that has a .025" longer body and adds approx. 1 grain of capacity. My rifle will shoot almost ANY powder from 4350 up to Retumbo with less than .5 moa accuracy with 140 bergers or A-max. Let me know when you want one....rich
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 11:47 PM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Rich, what is it based on? I have read some post about it but havent seen a pic of a formed case yet.

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