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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%
Voters: 596. You may not vote on this poll


Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Enemies may under estimate you but I'm proud to subscribe to YOUR thread. It is like a rheostat turning the light on slowly for those mighty magnum devotees and expanding our acceptance to things like the 6.5 Sherman. This thread has been one of the most active and long lived I have followed. Good Idea Stud
PS I am watching to see how your barrel nitriding works outůmaybe that should be its own thread???
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:06 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

CR, I didn't expect the thread to last this long but I think it is due to the fact that it seems to recycle automatically. I've noticed that with the poll threads.

Anyway, I think it's been a good thread. One of these days I might ask Len to put it to bed and start another one on another cal.

Yeah, the nitride treatment will get another thread as soon as I get my rifles back together which shouldn't be too long. I've had a lot of inquiries on the nitride. The 6-284 is going to be the main rifle I use to flesh out the treatment. I've got over 500 bullets ready to go. I'm hoping to put 1000 rounds through it by summer.

Glad you're enjoying the thread!
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I like the nitride on my 30/375 S.I. so far. It got the WEATHER treatment this elk season and nothing phases it! It cleans up really easy and I gained approx. 25'/sec velocity...........Rich
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Unread 11-18-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I dearly love my little 6.5 x 55 swede, with 139 grain norma hot loads it is a beast on whitetails here in eastern nc.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:49 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Forgot the 6.5 Creedmoor. I LOVE that cartridge!
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:55 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Originally Posted by acloco View Post

6.5x55 is not on the list.
+2. Sako 6.5x55. Brass is plentiful. pills are too and so are reloading dies, etc., plus it shoots lights out.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Originally Posted by Outlaw6.0 View Post
Something to do with the increased hardness of the barrel due to the nitriding process causing issues with tooling....

Nitriding requires carbide to cut after it is done.
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