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Old 08-03-2011, 01:12 PM
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you know for 99% of the folks out there a .257Ackley necked up to 6.5mm would get the job done effortlessly! It should push a 140 grain bullet to about 2850 fps, and a loaded round should easilly work in a 30-06 length magazine. Case can be formed by necking up 6mm Remington brass to 6.5mm, and fire forming.
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Gary your talking about a bolt of lightning from a Remington action...good Idea.
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Gary your talking about a bolt of lightning from a Remington action...good Idea.
Nope! He's talking about a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser in a different case! Has absolutely no practical advantage over the 6.5x55. It's just another version of the 6.5x57 Mauser, another 100+ year old round.
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Gary your talking about a bolt of lightning from a Remington action...good Idea.
Ackley said more than once that the 57mm Mauser case in an improved form was about as near perfect as it got. And all we gotta do is take a good look at the specs for that improved case out to .338 (who knows maybe even bigger). Each caliber seems to work better than it's ever supposed to be able to. In that long action 700 you'd never tax the action strength much at all, and the loaded rounds work well in the magazine length. I've been saying for over twenty years now that the perfect deer rifle was a plain jane .257 Roberts, and this is proven out every fall of the year
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Nope! He's talking about a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser in a different case! Has absolutely no practical advantage over the 6.5x55. It's just another version of the 6.5x57 Mauser, another 100+ year old round.
I think we're talking apples & oranges. The 57mm case is slightly longer at the shoulder, and the neck is close enough to be the same. The shoulder on the Ackley is much straiter with less taper that the 6.5x55. Ackley dosn't list any data on the 6.5x57AI, but does list it for the Apex which is a very similar cartridge. He got 2880fps with 53.0 grains of H450. That's roughly 200fps faster than the max loads with the same bullet in the 6.5x55. But of course you could improve the 6.5x55 as well. I suspect with some of the newer powders the difference would be closer to 275fps in a 26" barrel.
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The OP stated is brother is "on the road for weeks at a time" (and it's his rifle!). Doesn't sound like he has much extra time to neck up cases, fire form 'um, and work up a load. The original question was about the 6.5x.284. Now, here we are at the .6.5x.257 Roberts Improved? KC, any of those mentioned, the 6.5x284, 6.5/06, 6.5x55 will work well on a 700LA, as would the 6.5x57. I just picked up my Hogdon manuel (the first one I grabbed) and flipped to the 6.5x55,,,,, 2857 w/a top load of RL-22, no practical difference. The skill of the driver (the shooter) would have more bearing than a few fps ever will!
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The OP stated is brother is "on the road for weeks at a time" (and it's his rifle!). Doesn't sound like he has much extra time to neck up cases, fire form 'um, and work up a load. The original question was about the 6.5x.284. Now, here we are at the .6.5x.257 Roberts Improved? KC, any of those mentioned, the 6.5x284, 6.5/06, 6.5x55 will work well on a 700LA. I just picked up my Hogdon manuel and flipped to the 6.5x55,,,,, 2857 w/a top load of RL-22, no practical difference. The skill of the driver (the shooter) would have more bearing than a few fps ever will!
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