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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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Old 12-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Ive Got a 338 Allen Mag XHS and the V2 has worked Very well on it. It goes over the big slab Muzzle Break and has never worked loose at all. I'll be looking into building a old M70 Win 30-06 into maybe a 6-06 Sherman Improved. Great thread on the 6.5. I have 6.5x284 and its been great. But would like more long range with the Matrix 160 and better velocity.
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Ive Got a 338 Allen Mag XHS and the V2 has worked Very well on it. It goes over the big slab Muzzle Break and has never worked loose at all. I'll be looking into building a old M70 Win 30-06 into maybe a 6-06 Sherman Improved. Great thread on the 6.5. I have 6.5x284 and its been great. But would like more long range with the Matrix 160 and better velocity.
You can not go wrong with the Sherman. Pretty much the best of the magnum world without the magnum.......Rich
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You can not go wrong with the Sherman. Pretty much the best of the magnum world without the magnum.......Rich
OK, you two have got my interest. What two or three articles or posts would you recommend to read as due diligence on the Sherman designs.
I am thinking 6.5mm Sherman as I have gone with the 6mm SLR with its one pass thru the die long (no turn)neck and (no fire forming) 30 degree shoulder in the 6mm.
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From what Ive read and a few folks I know of in SW MT using Shermans, its the way to GO. Ive gotta get the details soon as a smith I have is available to start when I get a new long Lilja barrel for it.

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OK, you two have got my interest. What two or three articles or posts would you recommend to read as due diligence on the Sherman designs.
I am thinking 6.5mm Sherman as I have gone with the 6mm SLR with its one pass thru the die long (no turn)neck and (no fire forming) 30 degree shoulder in the 6mm.
I have both no turn (.297") and a .293" reamers for the Sherman. All you have to do is run a .270 or .280 case into your 6.5 die just far enough to leave a stiff bolt closing for headspace, load and shoot. If you want to pm me, I will leave my phone for more info anytime. I also have custom dies from Whidden available......Rich
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I have both no turn (.297") and a .293" reamers for the Sherman. All you have to do is run a .270 or .280 case into your 6.5 die just far enough to leave a stiff bolt closing for headspace, load and shoot. If you want to pm me, I will leave my phone for more info anytime. I also have custom dies from Whidden available......Rich
That is very generous. I have an unchambered 6.5 1:8, Rock Creek carbon wrapped barrel NIB.
Q on the Whidden custom dies…aren't they made with the same reamer as the chamber…I read that the die should be .002-.003 undersize so you can make allowance for metal spring back after full length sizing. Have you heard that ? What are your thoughts ?
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That is very generous. I have an unchambered 6.5 1:8, Rock Creek carbon wrapped barrel NIB.
Q on the Whidden custom dies…aren't they made with the same reamer as the chamber…I read that the die should be .002-.003 undersize so you can make allowance for metal spring back after full length sizing. Have you heard that ? What are your thoughts ?
CR, Whidden makes the dies from the reamer print.
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