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6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

 
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:50 PM
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6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

Gentlemen,

I am all but sold on building a 6.5 Sherman.

Before I pull the trigger, pun intended , I want to get a little more data to make the decision.

At what velocity are those of you who own the 6-5 06, (Ai) is also under consideration or the 6.5X284 reaching your upper accuracy node.

In essence, I can get more velocity out of the Sherman but if I have to back off the throttle to get the accuracy, and that brings me in line with the other more main stream calibers, that may impact my decision.

So I am not interested in Max Velocity unless that is where your getting your accuracy sweet spot.

I am interested in shooting the 140 gr bullets.

My barrel will be a 8.5 twist.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:19 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

Anyone??
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

Aldon,

I can't help you with any comparisons other than to give my opinion that the more properly the rifle is built has more to do with accuracy at any velocity than the cartridge or caliber.

Rich sent me a 6.5 Sherman case. Its right there on the desk as a constant temptation. Ever hear of a 270 Sherman.
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

Thanks Roy.

Rich sent me one as well and I am waiting on the reamer....the waiting is painful.

This thread is my way of justifying the build to he nth degree.

I have communicated with him quite a bit and I am just making sure the extra effort in dies and fireforming etc is worth it.

Sweet design.

I have everything I need and if for some reason I decided on a more standard design, I could get her started.

I imagine the wait will be worth it though.

Aldon
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:46 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

not to sound dumb here, but what is the 6.5 sherman?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:55 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

A 6.5 Sherman is a creation of elkaholic on LRH. It is an '06 type case improved and necked to 6.5 cal. It is his design thus he affixed the name to it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:00 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

I figured the sherman part was some onesname. LOL! so what is the difference between this and the 6.5x06??? If I am high jacking this thread I am sorry.
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