6.5-06 Ackley Improved

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by HFNWJustin, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. HFNWJustin

    HFNWJustin New Member

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    Last year I decided that I wanted to build a custom rifle. I wanted something that would be really good for long range shooting and mule deer hunting. I did a ton of research and I narrowed it down to the 6.5-284 and the 6.5-06 Ackley Improved. I finally decided on the 6.5-06 Ackley because of the increased velocity and the ease of finding brass. I had Greg at Southern Precision Rifles barrel the action and then I did the rest of the build. I learned a lot through this project about rifle building and reloading.
    Rifle specs,
    6.5-06 Ackley Improved
    Tikka T3 action
    Factory trigger set at 1.25 lbs
    Brux #5 fluted barrel 26” finished length
    Stock is a laminate from Richards Microfit Gunstocks
    Seekins 30mm scope rings
    Leupold VX3 6.5-20x50 LR scope

    I’m shooting 140 grain Berger VLDs at 3165 fps with 64.5 grains of Ramshot Magnum.

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  2. Reno1

    Reno1 Active Member

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    Awesome. I have a Rem700 in .270 and would like to re-barrell eventually. Still trying to decide where to go with it. What is the weight without scope? I prefer a heavy rifle. That barrell should last with the load you mentioned.
     

  3. HFNWJustin

    HFNWJustin New Member

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    I didn't weigh it without the scope. As it sits in the pictures, it weighs 9 lbs 8.9 oz.