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What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

 
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

I'll throw my favorite in, 6.5 Gibbs, 3300+ with a 140 berger with 61 gr of powder, from a 270 win case. a gibbs beside a 270 round

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:54 AM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

I am making this same decision now and would like to hear some thoughts on the

6.5 Rem mag, and why it is always overlooked.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:35 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

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I am making this same decision now and would like to hear some thoughts on the

6.5 Rem mag, and why it is always overlooked.
The main reason it is largely over looked is because it was built on the same format as the 350
Remington mag (A very short barreled 600 action with a vented rib) and was doomed to poor
accuracy and velocity for a round that should have been much better. Also at the time the 6.5
diameter bullets were not popular and choices for bullets were few.

I have built several 6.5s on blue printed 700 actions with custom 24"barrels and they are very
accurate and velocities are where they are supposed to be. And with all of the NEW bullets
they are very impressive on game.

The down side is available ammo , but if you reload they are very easy to load .

They are also belted (A problem for some but not for me).

They were one of the first Short Mags designed and at the time when Most people wanted big
and long cases not short fat cases.

As far as availability of ammo the 260 rem is still one of the easiest to buy and performs well
on deer size game out to 600 yards and has won many 1000 yard matches.

The 6.5 Rem Mag is more powerful and closely matches the performance of many wild cats.
so compare the balistics of all the 6.5s and then availability of ammo and components and
then decide which one fits your needs.

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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

6.5x55 Ackley Improved 40 ^ shoulder, hands down an accurate cartridge. while fire forming 85grain serria varminter loads bug holes are the norm, final loads with 123 grain match kings will print sub .125" groups consistantly. Ballisticly slightly behind the ever popular 6.5x284, I would put the Ackley up against the best of em!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:12 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

Mine is a 6.5 dakota,love it,140 grain,3500 fps,.615 bc,or 107 grain-3830 fps,120 grain 3785,100 grain-4018 fps,85 grain-4179 fps. Had a 264 wm, this is much more accurate.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:53 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

I went 6.5-6mm rem AI (6.5 257 roberts, 6.5x57AI) after finding a reamer at the right price and it has turned out to be very accurate considering its built on a old 98K and used barrel....very happy with it. It shoots better than I can putting three shots through one hole until I lost the plot blowing the group out to .7" Have yet to push the preasures but I have had it over 3k with the 140amax and still no sign of preasure It feeds well and should go ok on the barrel

6.5x47 is a sweet little round if you want speed on a tea spoon of powder
6.5 wsm if its a hunting rig is a good one as well then you could fill the page with good 6.5 cases
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:58 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 6.5mm round?

I'll throw my 2 cents in. The .256 Newton. All the new ai cartridges and wilcats are chasing velocities that you could get with this 6.5 cartridge in the 1920's.
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