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6.5 Rem Mag Help

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Unread 02-15-2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

most acurate I am shooting is the Hornady 123 A-max .510 BC
AA3100 56.0 grains 26" varmit barrel
3 shots .090 group
The 149 A-max are .520 BC
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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:58 PM
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Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Tagging for future use
Thanks Doug.

5 Acres on the east side of the Coburg hills in Oregon.

I have Two Dogs, but my 10mm is for protection
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:14 PM
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Re: 6.5 Rem Mag Help

Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
I have a 6.5 I stumbled on build by Selby great lighweight gun. I have only shot factory rem 120 core locts out of it not too impressive I know this gun is capable of a ton better. Any suggestions on loads bullets and primers. Was hoping to get 120's to 130's to shoot well out of it for packing in after blacktails. It has a 23" shilen so I hope to be around 3000fps. Someone mentioned 129sst, rl-22 and rem 9 1/2m primers i dont have any experience with any of these choices. My only reloading has been for my 7 mm STW using cci mag primers. Thnx
You haven't mentioned if this rifle is built on a short action or a long action. I have a 6.5 Rem built on mauser 98 action. I seat the bullets out to the full length allowed by a mauser action. This gives you quite a bit more useable case capacity. Both the 125 partition and the 129 gr Hornady SST can be driven to pretty impresive velocity with RL22. If you have a short action you lose some case capacity. With the short action Mag Pro powder will give you some decent velocity. Hope that helps
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