That 6.5 Sherman sounds like the Boss, I'll look into it some. I would be happy with a 140gr. bullet going some where around 3200 F.P.S.. (for a while).
I'm just about sold on the 6.5 Sherman. I've been reading a lot here. I just finished reading all 54 pages of a thread on 260 vs 6.5-06. And several other threads, short and long. You keep mentioning the performance of your 6.5 and I am very interested.I have 2000 rounds thru my sherman and it still shoots well. Brass life is good if you don't try to run everything at max pressure. This is what is so good about the cartridge. You can run it at very low pressures and still beat a 6.5/284 by a bunch and have FAR better barrel life than the 6.5/284. Reamers and quality dies are available upon request, and the Norma brass is working out very well. I know I am biased, but I can not imagine why one would build anything else on an '06 bolt face if velocity is a goal. Especially when you can get this kind of barrel life and accuracy......Rich
I'm just about sold on the 6.5 Sherman. I've been reading a lot here. I just finished reading all 54 pages of a thread on 260 vs 6.5-06. And several other threads, short and long. You keep mentioning the performance of your 6.5 and I am very interested.
I want a 6.5mm of some sort.
A short action would be nice, but it just doesn't look like I can get what I want without going to the short-fat magnums.
(No free lunch, it would seem. I want a rifle that hits like a 416 Rigby, shoots as flat as a 7mm STW, kicks like a 223 Rem, weighs about 5 lbs, and costs about $300. But this is the real world. )
Standard (30-06 length) action would be fine. That gets me looking at your wildcat. AND I already have a Kimber 84L 25-06 and a Savage 110 30-06. Either action might get re-barreled in the not-too-distant future. I really don't use the 30-06 and have considered selling it. And if the 6.5 does what it should, I probably won't have much use for a 25-06 after I get it.
The 6.5-06 Baer is another option. It is the 06 case with the shoulder blown forward and set at 35*. 140's at 3150....And like it's been said Lapua brass..gun).....................................
That's the description of all the Baer calibers... So, he basically just took an Ackley and put 5* less angle in the shoulder? That's original...
Thank you.I have been getting some questions on the Sherman design and decided to post a pic of the parent cases along with some of the Sherman cases. I hope this helps. The 270/280 is the parent for the 6.5 Sherman and larger, the 375 ruger is the parent for the 30/375 S.I., and the 7mm or 300 saum for the 6.5 and 7 SS View attachment 49976
Metric calibers tend to not be all that successful here in the U.S. other than the cult of 7mm enthusiasts. And the 6.5mm-06 sits between the very popular 25-06 Rem and the HUGELY popular 270 Win. I've been doing a lot of reading and find that there are quite a few variations on the basic 6.5-06 idea; 6.5-06 A-Square (was a factory loaded cartridge at least by A-Square before they went out of business, might still be made by someone), 6.5-06 Ackley Improved, 6.5x64mm Brenneke (was available from Brenneke, at least in Europe, might still be), 6.5-280 Ackley Improved, 264 Hawk (available from Hawk Cartridges), 6.5 Gibbs, and probably others. We're talking about one wildcat developed by a guy on an internet forum, not someone at a big ammo company or firearm company. If it gets popular enough, who knows what could happen? Many factory rounds were originally wildcats. Right now, I see it as the best of the bunch.6.5 Sherman must be awesome...results look outstanding...but don't put your eggs all in one basket. Why isn't it a factory round now if its so awesome?? Honest question.
6.5 Sherman must be awesome...results look outstanding...but don't put your eggs all in one basket. Why isn't it a factory round now if its so awesome?? Honest question.