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6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

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Unread 08-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

For those of you who have a 6.5-06 what do you like about it and why did you go that route?
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    Unread 08-11-2013, 09:00 AM
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    I have a 6.5-06ai the bc in the 140 grain bullets are great for long range shooting with the ai I don't have to trim brass any more. embork
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    Unread 08-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    Light recoil. No brake and 30rounds in a session is no problem. Decent brass availability. I'm pushing 140's close to 3000fps so it's flat shooting.kills animals well. Bruce
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    Unread 08-13-2013, 09:27 AM
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    What barrel lengh is yours....................Im thinking about the Cooper Jackson Hunter or the Excaliber........24in 1x8

    Can you form the brass from the 30-06 Lapua brass?
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    24 inch barrel. I'm told you can use 30-06 brass. I had some 25-06 and just took it up. Bruce
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    Unread 08-13-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    Would any of you guys use your 6.5-06 for Elk or would you use something bigger?
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    Re: 6.5 -06 What do you like about it?

    I run a 24 inch 8.5 twist tube with 57.7 h1000 and 210 primers at 2980 ish with 140 Bergers and a little less powder with 140 partitions at almost the same speed. Necking up 25-06 brass is the way to go. No trimming needed just clean up the necks a bit and debur new brass. I have had no problems with win brass. Low recoil and easy to load for and find a load.
    Be sensible about about bullet choice and I would have no problem hunting elk with mine.
    I had a reamer made up off from my brass and am having a second one built with a 26 inch tube for target shooting.
    Love the 6.5-06
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