Poll- 270 win, 280 Rem or 6.5-06

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stevenautique, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. 6.5-06

    15 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. 270 win

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. 280 rem

    19 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. stevenautique

    stevenautique Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody

    I am having a custom rifle built and wondering what your thoughts are on these calibers. I do reload so the 6.5-06 wont be a problem for me. I am drawn to it because of the high BC and low recoil but hey when you look at a nosler AB 140gr the BC isnt that far ahead of from the 140gr 270 AB. Rifle will be built on a rem long action, HS precision and rock creek barrel. thanks in advance!
     
  2. stevenautique

    stevenautique Well-Known Member

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    I would love to hear your reasons for your vote? Who knows, as fast as I turn over rifles it might be on the classifieds here soon!:)
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking, I would choose the 280 or 6.5 over the 270. Reason: BC

    The 280 is a great cartridge (I have one: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-280-updated-32771/ ) and you can shoot 168 and 180grain bullets at good velocities with a barrel as short at 24".

    The 6.5-06 is another great choice as you can get the 130 and 140 grain bullets going screaming fast (3100+).

    I would lean towards the 280 as no fire forming of brass would be required. that's just my preference though.
     
  4. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up my 6.5-06 1 1/2 weeks ago. It likes the 140 gr Bergers at just over 3000 FPS. Comfortable to shoot. I'll tell you more about it after this years hunting season. I have a .270 and .270WSM. I find myself not using them. Wanted lower recoils w/ good BC's so I went to the 6.5's. I think that I'm really going to like thenew toy. I agree to go w/ either the 6.5 or .280. Best of luck. Bruce
     
  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Dig the 6.5 and 270 not much use for the 280. The 6.5 with a 140 Berger is hard to top though at range a 160+gr bullet from the 270 just hits harder which I like since we mostly target elk. They are all so close it would be hard to pick on except on personal preference which for me fall to the 270.
     
  6. stevenautique

    stevenautique Well-Known Member

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    I guess I am a little surprised the 270 is pulling away a little. Then again maybe I shouldnt be.
     
  7. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    I think the 6.5 would be a cool rifle and I plan to rebarrel an old Ruger 25/06 to that cartridge sometime but if I were to have only one of the three offered it would be the 270Win hands down. I am sure any of these cartridges would not let the shooter down.
     
  8. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    i just cant belive the 270 is beating the 280 in this pole it has nothing on the 280 and i think the 6.5-06 beats it out just for bullet bc.

    but out of the three i would do the 280
     
  9. jt77

    jt77 Well-Known Member

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    The 308 is a good round for most of North America game.
     
  10. stevenautique

    stevenautique Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, but I am looking at the 3 listed in the poll.
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have owned all three and voted for the 6.5 mostly due to the superb ballistics and terminal performance of the Berger Hunting 140 VLD's. Not a whole lot of difference between the 6.5x06 and 6.5x284 but I'm partial to 6.5x284 because of the superb accuracy I have been able to achieve from multiple rifles.
     
  12. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    Out of these three, 6.5-06 gets my vote. Throw in the 280AI and it gets a little more tricky. If you're targeting elk 280 it is. If you're targeting deer only then no question, 6.5 is the way to go.
     
  13. jt77

    jt77 Well-Known Member

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    Well then I'l pick the 280.
     
  14. stevenautique

    stevenautique Well-Known Member

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    I am leaning 6.5-06 and then maybe top it off with the 140 bergers. :D