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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 01-04-2013, 11:50 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

6.5x55 BJAI
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:59 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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

Riley
The parent case is .270 but you can use .280, 7x64, or the 6.5x65 RWS, which is my favorite because the brass is longer than a .270 and is REALLY tough! I will post a pic tomorrow. It looks basically like an A.I. on steroids!...Rich
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The parent case is .270 but you can use .280, 7x64, or the 6.5x65 RWS which is my favorite because the brass is longer than a .270 and is REALLY tough! I will post a pic tomorrow......Rich
Sweet, thanks Rich
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Here are some pics for comparison.......Rich
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Thanks, how much extra capacity does it have compared to the 6.5-06 AI
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Thanks, how much extra capacity does it have compared to the 6.5-06 AI
I don't remember the exact measurements but I think around 5%. It is 11% greater than a std. .270.....Rich
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I picked the 6.5-06 because it's the only one I have left, but was a close race with the 6.5x55.
I honestly don't think you could go wrong with any of the 6.5's.
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