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What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

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Unread 11-22-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

My favorite is the 6.5 Sherman. That could be because I designed it though
Actually, it does perform very well. It's a redesigned .270 case that holds exactly the same amount of powder as the WSM. Case life is excellent as well as accuracy. I can push a 140 grainer at 3200 with a 26" barrel but case life is short at that pressure. At 3100-3150 my cases last 15 firings on one trimming....Rich
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    Unread 11-23-2009, 05:28 AM
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    6.5 WSSM

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    Unread 11-23-2009, 07:12 AM
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    i use a 260 rem and love it ! it's not about the last 100fps , it's about hitten em where it counts??
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    I'm quite happy with my 6.5 WSM. It is the short action ballistic twin of the 264 WM. Either of those two rounds would offer superb performance. What it would boil down to is do you want a short action or a long action. Of course, several of the other rounds would perform nicely, especially the 6.5-284, 6.5-06 and the AI version. The STW would be a screamer but would have the biggest powder appetite and I would expect the shortest barrel life.
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    my new favorite is, (well i dont know the name or exact specs yet,not mine) , 6.5 based on the lapua case. 130 accubonds at 3450fps and 142 smk at 3375. straight through 12mm 400 bisalloy at 450meters. all in a 7pound rifle including a leupold mark 4 6.5-20x50
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    I agree with Jamie6.5. The .260AAR is a great round not too many people are familiar with. One that never gets mentioned is the 6.5 Rem magnum. I have one in a model 673 and it is very accurate and hard hitting.
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    Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

    Thanks for all of the input. I will have to do some research on some of these to see which one I want, but the 6.5 wsm looks to be a real contender. Thanks again.

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