6.5/06

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bluedeer, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. bluedeer

    bluedeer Well-Known Member

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    ANYONE HAVE load data for this cartridge? I picked up a re-barrelled A-bolt Browning at a gunshow,I thought the fellow said 25:06,light was alittle dim,anyway when I got out in the sunshine the barrel is stamped Mcgowan 6.5/06.I will probably use a 129 gr. bullet,thanks.
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    What are you looking for in the way of powders? Only 129 grain data, or other weights. I have book data but shoot 270's myself, with my dad shooting a 25-06.
     

  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    The Sierra manual has load data for the 6.5-06. Looks like one of the 4350's or
    H4831 is the powders that work best. Start load with 120s and IMR 4350 is 47.7 grs and max is 52.5 . Start load for 140's and IMR 4350 is 46.9 grs and max is 51.5 grs.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    My father shoots a 6.5-06 AI. It likes IMR-4350 with the 140 grainers.
     
  5. bluedeer

    bluedeer Well-Known Member

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    My thank's to all.
     
  6. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Hornady 8th edition also lists loads as do a couple of the powder manufacturers load sites.