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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:58 AM
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help pick a 6.5

I'm going to order a barrel for a savage action and am having a hard time picking a chambering. I would like a 6.5 caliber and plan to do a lot of target type shooting and some long range hunting with it on deer and predators. Anyways I'm leaning toward the 6.5x284 because of its popularity. Also thinking about a 6.5 swede, 260 remington, 6.5 credemor or a 6.5x47 bc of its accuracy. They all seem to be good or they wouldn't be so popular and have such a good following. Also, which is normally the least finicky and is easy to load for ? Accuracy is the most important but still need some down range power. Thanks for any input. I'm sure this has been asked several times .
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    Re: help pick a 6.5

    I've been looking and reading alot about a 6.5 build my self. I'm going with a 260 with a 26" tube. I'll be using it for everything you said. It will be my first build, and my training aid for long range shooting. I plain on using a markV action. From what I've read shooting 14Os there's 100-150 fps differance from 6.5x284 and 260
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    Re: help pick a 6.5

    6.5x284 hands down. 260 would be my second choice. The first has Lapua brass my friend, Norma also. You cannot go wrong. I have a 6.5x284. Build it, thank me later.
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    Re: help pick a 6.5

    My choice would be the 260. I have had a 6.5x284 and everything about it was impressive! Accuracy, the easy of loading, brass, and BARREL erosion! I loved it but barrel life was just to short.

    The 260 only leaves a couple 100 ft/sec on the table. They flat shoot, nf the do have Lapua brass for it now.
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    Re: help pick a 6.5

    The argument on bbl life in the 6.5x284 is proven. I say, so what! Get a new bbl The rifle is already built, the cost won't be horrible to replace the bbl. Just my opinion though.
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    Re: help pick a 6.5

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    6.5x284 hands down. 260 would be my second choice. The first has Lapua brass my friend, Norma also. You cannot go wrong. I have a 6.5x284. Build it, thank me later.
    Lapua makes 260 Remington Brass and if you cant find any you could also neck down Lapua 308 Winchester Brass. My vote if for the 260 Remington.
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    I've been looking and reading alot about a 6.5 build my self. I'm going with a 260 with a 26" tube. I'll be using it for everything you said. It will be my first build, and my training aid for long range shooting. I plain on using a markV action. From what I've read shooting 14Os there's 100-150 fps differance from 6.5x284 and 260
    I could be wrong, but I dont believe Your Mark V action will work, unless it is the 240! The bolt face will be to big. You can have it filled in, but might get costly. I was going to go the same route, however, picked up a donor Remington for my build. I am going to save my Mark V for a total overhaul or a heavy magnum build.
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