Originally Posted by TheFishBox
how many firings can one expect to get with and without annealing? trying to decide if it is worth the time and effort to neck them down. don't want to do it and only get a couple firings.
Fish.....I shot a 6.5-06 A.I. for many years before I developed the Sherman case and the A.I. is the way to go for deer (for that matter I've killed 20 some bull elk with it as well out to 600 yards). A 6mm-06 is going to be a barrel burner and not as versatile either. You can get 10-12 firings out of an A.I. if you don't over load it. I personally like to anneal more often anyway as your ES will stay down if you do (better accuracy especially at long range). A 25-06 would also be good but the 6.5 is much more versatile......Rich