Re: 6.5/06 Load Data? Advice?
I haven't had a 6.5/06. But I've had 2 6.5/280 Ackleys. The first barrel shot 120 nosler BT's at 3395 with 61 gr of RL22, this was a 27" Krieger. The second barrel is a Pacnor 3 groove, and it shoots the same bullet at 3200 with 59 gr. of RL19. The second barrel showed a signifigant velocity loss with the same loads as compared to the Krieger, although accuracy with the Pacnor is somewhat improved. The throat in the Pacnor is disappearing fast, and I plan on trying some 140's in the near future. I have some 140 Amax and hope that my 9 twist will stabilize them in the big 6.5, but I'm not counting on it.