24", 6.5-06 numbers?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by slickyboyboo, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    What are some realistic velocity numbers that can be acheived with 140s from a 6.5-06 with a 24" barrel?

    I'm talking a hunting rifle that needs to be accurate, not winning a velocity race. I have just heard the sweet spot for the 6.5mm 140s are in the 2900ish fps range.
     
  2. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Anybody???
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I never owned a std. 6.5-06 but shot an A.I. for years. You will probably top out at a little over 2900' with a 24" barrel. My A.I. topped out at around 3100' with a 26".......Rich