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Old 05-05-2004, 09:31 AM
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Re: 6.5x280 ack imp

Old Fart, got my 6.5-06 back and have been running a few bullets down the tube. Very nice. Should be able to get the vel I want which is 140gr SST over 2900fps. Accuracy has been very good but the chamber was cut poorly so will have to be redone - oh well.

Feeds just fine. This wildcat is simply a "European 270". For hunting, the way to go since feeding will never be a problem in any action. For match shooting and single feeding, hey why not build another short fat magnum. They look very accurate.

Either way, it is a very mild recoiling rifle with high BC bullets that will work great as a moderate range hunting rig. Once I get the chamber issue dealt with, it will go into a Boyds Thumbhole varminter stock. That should take care of my cut block hunting needs for a bit.

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Old 05-05-2004, 11:17 PM
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Re: 6.5x280 ack imp

Jerry - Glad to hear you got the 6.5 back - who did the work on it and how was the chamber messed up ? and most important , is it somebody you would go back to and do another one? So you had them cut a 6.5 on a 270 case , are loadindg dies going to be a problem? $$$$ with the 270 having a longer case that should help , did you change the shoulder at all? I still have that long action 700 BDL sitting here?
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:01 PM
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Re: 6.5x280 ack imp

Jerry Teo - Have you used Boyd stocks before , are those you had used and modified before ?- thanks
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