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6.5-06 Info needed

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Unread 04-26-2011, 05:32 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

Be sure to try 140 bergers and around 50 grains of RL22. Quite nice in my rig.
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    Unread 04-26-2011, 07:14 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Kurt and Sundance, what twists are your barrels?
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    I ran a #2 contour Hart in an 8 twist. Total weight with VX3 on it goes 7 pounds even. With the Bergers it put last 8 on paper into .6" at 100 yards. The bergers dropped deer, mountain goat and a number of antelope last year out to 530 yards right in their tracks. I really enjoy the 6.5-06. Mine also runs 160 woodleighs extremely well with H1000.
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    I forgot to mention that Sierra has a 6.5-06 section also. I'll be picking that book up soon too!
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    Unread 04-27-2011, 01:03 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    The twist looks to be 1:8.5 (does this sound right?) as far as i can tell with a cleaning rod and tight patch.

    That's the one thing that is frustrating me with the rifle. I bought it as is, and the man who built it recently passed away, so i have no info on the barrel. The mfg. stamp was machined off to set headspacing, so don't even know what brand it is yet.

    Going to take some measurements and see if i can match them up on one of the manufacturers websites, but not really expecting to have any success there as it may have been a custom order.
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    In reloading the 6.5-06 I have found that forming brass out of 25-06 winchester
    brass is the way to go. You will find that necking down leads to thick necks and way to much neck tension at the least.If it is a tight necked chamber you will expierience higher pressure than you should.There is another node with 140gr bullets around 52.5gr of h4831sc. this load was safe in my win m70 with 8twist hart lhv and neck sized brass [ this keeps your headspace from getting longer than need be and your brass will not start separating at the case head after 4 fireings] The 140 a-max,sierra gameking, and hornady sst interlock along with 140berger vlds all perform admerably. I am using cci 250 magnum large rifle primers and a redding bushing neck die after the 25-06 brass has been flsized and fireformed with a 140 sierra and 49.5gr 4831sc jammed.hope this helps!
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Why did you decide to use magnum primers?
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