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Old 10-16-2013, 01:12 AM
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if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

im a 264 win mag fan and have 3 of them but looking for ideas on another rifle or maybe im looking for a unicorn I havnt decided. heres what im wanting to do and maybe some of you more knowledgeable folk can help me.
im looking for a parent case that can push a 6.5mm bullets 130-140gr at 3200+ fps accurately while not being extremely overbore, not labor intensive with brass sizing and resizing and horribly expensive. 24-26" barrel that weights in at no more than 9.5 lbs scoped. what components would YOU choose?
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:02 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

You have just described the 264 Win mag. Why try to go around your thumb to get to your elbow?
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

I think for the sake of something different the wsm necked to 6.5 would be in the right place for you.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

What about a 6.5 Rem mag, it was one if not the first SA mags.
In a 24" barrel with todays powders I bet you could have your cake and eat it to...
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:26 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

6.5 saum
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:30 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

Go for the 6,5x68! A fantastic round with an overwhelming performance that already exists. Brass is directly available from RWS. On the other hand, you can neck down 8 x68S brass from either Norma or RWS.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:36 AM
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Re: if you were to build a 6.5 rifle...

The 6.5 Sherman is the perfect fit, very easy to form brass by sizing down then fire forming a 270 Win case. Very good chambering right in the performance level your looking for!!
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