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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 11-03-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

From the reported misses I've read about here on this forum with 4k$ rifles. I would say that being a better shot was more learning to shoot than it is buying more expensive rifles and scopes.

If a guy has a need for speed, great. Whindoner. I'de rather spend my $$$ on primers, powder, brass and bullets.
The more experience will equate to more hits on game in real world hunting situations. .

I got into longer range shooting to put more fur in the sled. But, that's just me.
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 11:18 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    I guess we all have reasons we like our favorite round. I like the 6.5mm-06 because you get the best of all worlds. ported, the recoil is very manageable, availability of really good brass that's easy to size. the 6.5mm ballistics are awesome and you can send a heavy bullet (140 gr)with a BC of well over 500 down field at more than 3000fps. it just seems to be the perfect round (except maybe the 6.5mm-06 AI if you don't mind fiddling with fire forming).
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 11:35 AM
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    Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    From the reported misses I've read about here on this forum with 4k$ rifles. I would say that being a better shot was more learning to shoot than it is buying more expensive rifles and scopes.

    If a guy has a need for speed, great. Whindoner. I'de rather spend my $$$ on primers, powder, brass and bullets.
    The more experience will equate to more hits on game in real world hunting situations. .

    I got into longer range shooting to put more fur in the sled. But, that's just me.
    Point taken. but not at 800 yards.
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 12:18 PM
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    I guess we all have reasons we like our favorite round. I like the 6.5mm-06 because you get the best of all worlds. ported, the recoil is very manageable, availability of really good brass that's easy to size. the 6.5mm ballistics are awesome and you can send a heavy bullet (140 gr)with a BC of well over 500 down field at more than 3000fps. it just seems to be the perfect round (except maybe the 6.5mm-06 AI if you don't mind fiddling with fire forming).
    And if you are going to fireform, the 6.5 Sherman will easily out do the A.I...........Rich
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    And if you are going to fireform, the 6.5 Sherman will easily out do the A.I...........Rich
    If I was looking at a 6.5-06 AI, i would be looking at the Sherman.
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 05:03 PM
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    If I was looking at a 6.5-06 AI, i would be looking at the Sherman.
    I always thought you were sharper than everybody gave you credit for
    JUST KIDDING!
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    I always thought you were sharper than everybody gave you credit for
    JUST KIDDING!
    Let's not spoil a good or uhhh, bad image
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