6.5-06 Ackley imp

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by RockyMtnMT, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. RockyMtnMT

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    Leaning towards building this. Any of you have comments, good or bad? Want to run 130's or larger for bullets. How about brass prep, major headache, or not too bad? I think somebody in North Dakota makes brass head stamped 6.5-06.

    All your input is great, thank you, Steve
     
  2. Wayne Richards

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    STEVE,
    Good for most hunting conditions, limited long range because of energy. As for brass Nosler makes 280AI brass,neck it downto 264.
    Wayne
     

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    Thanks Wayne,

    That sounds good. This can be done in one step w/ the sizing die?

    What twist should I get for the 130 or heavier class bullets? Thinking about using the scirocco 130 to start w/.

    Thanks, Steve
     
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    Having it built.

    Took the old model 70 into McGowen Precision Barrels today to have it re-barreled today.
    Having them build a 24", #4 taper, 8.5 twist, fluted, stainless barrel, in 6.5-06 Ackley imp.
    They should have it done in about 4 weeks.

    Does anyone know if I can buy the dies from Redding or RCBS, or will I need to send them the drawing of the reamer to have the dies built?

    I'm excited, this should be a great rifle for my son for years to come. Although, he has to shoot his 1st deer with the same 30-30 that I shot my 1st deer with. When he has a son, I will give my son the 30-30 so he can continue the tradition.

    Thanks for all the help everyone, Steve