6.5MM STW VS 264 Win Mag?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Sask190, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Sask190

    Sask190 Member

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    I'm thinking about building a new gun on a Browning BBR action that was a 7MM Rem Mag when I originally bought the rifle in 1983. Can't decide on which caliber to go with. I own a 7MM STW and it is on of my finest shooting rifles. Any input would be appreciated, as well as other suggestions.lightbulb
     
  2. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    6.5 is so close to a 7mm ? Why not 1/4 bore like a 257 Weatherby Magnum ?
     

  3. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    Or a 6.5mm-300 Win Mag will work too.

    I get 3300 FPS out of a 140gr in a 1-8 24 1/2" barrel.

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  4. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to the .264 Win Mag. Try to get a 1-8 twist barrel and some 140gr Berger. Retumbo is a good powder to use also.
     
  5. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes for the 264 Win mag also. Get as long a barrel as you can. Mine has a 27 3/4" Shilen and I get 3350 fps with 66.5 grs Retumbo and 130 Accubonds.
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have been kicking the idea of a 6.5 STW around myself, the STW would be the choice for speed above all, the obvious abuse your bbl will take might be a deciding factor as the STW can be quite hard on your throat, but as Kirby posted recently (great read by the way), overbore cartridges used in the correct manner can last much longer than most believe. If you are a speed junkie like me, why not?:D Quality brass can still be had, yeah there are some extras in the reloading room, so? There is a great feeling to be had when working with a high horse power cartridge (& some frustrations!). If you have the knowledge in the reloading room... what the hey... but above all, have fun with it & enjoy one of the fastest 6.5mm's around.
     
  7. Itsposs

    Itsposs New Member

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    Totally fkn pointless go with the original and best the 6.5 x 68 it was here before the rest a full 20 years ahead of the rest to be honest.
     
  8. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    What is pointless, is a comment like that, on a thread that is more than a year old, for your FIRST post here.

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  9. Itsposs

    Itsposs New Member

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    Just a tester to find the retards does the cap fit ?
     
  10. gever17

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    I enjoy reading about others experiences and opinions when they have something of value to add to the topic!!!!
    Thank you to you posters that add quality!!!
    Otherwise, get lost!!!!
     
  11. Beng

    Beng Well-Known Member

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    .264 is 6.7mm caliber .257 is 6.5mm caliber while .284 is 7.2mm caliber.
    Why use the caliber with the worst bullet selection.

    btw the 6.5x68 is really a nice cartridge.
    Capacity of about 80gr of water afair, no belt, extremely sturdy high quality rws brass that lasts a lifetime when annealed regularly and all the speed you may want.
    The standard reamer might be set up for long round nosed bullets, you should check that.
     
  12. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 6/284 If I don't care a whole lot about short bbl why should you ?