6.5 builds ...let's see them

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  1. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Starting to gather parts on a new 6.5 SLR build.
    R700 SA BDL w. Wyatt's extended box
    PTG bolt (to be fluted) w. mini m16 extractor, Alloy shroud and Carbon knob
    22" Proof Sendero Light 1:8"
    Area 419 brake will be contoured to barrel
    Manners PRS2 in Tac Moola
    R700 alloy bottom metal
    Timney CE @ 8oz
    Seekins alloy 20MOA Picatinny rail
    Seekins alloy 34mm low rings
    S&B PMII 3-20×50 US.

    The stock is going to be about 5 months out still. Everything else is in hand.
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  2. Ross1147

    Ross1147 Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    6.5-06 AI
    Built by SPR
    PTG Rem 700 bolt, 26” Bartlin 2B, Manners EH1, Trigger Tech, HS bottom, Leupold VX-5HD.

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  3. Badger300wm

    Badger300wm Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013

    What are the weights of your rifles? You have two of the stocks on my short list and your builds are close to what I’m doing. Thanks
  4. Shawn1234

    Shawn1234 Member

    Apr 3, 2018




    Not the best pic's, sorry.

    Lone Peak Razor Ti short action
    Proof Research 24" Sendero Lite 1 in 8 twist barrel
    Hawkins Precision muzzle break, bottom metal and long range hybrid low rings
    McMillian Game Hunter stock GAP Transition Camo (27.8 oz)
    Trigger Tech Primary Trigger set at 2 lbs
    Wyatt's extended center feed mag box, spring, follower
    Zeiss V6 3-18X50 Zmoa 2 reticle (23.8 oz)

    6.5 PRC barreled action put together by GA Precision (4 lbs 0.6 oz), metal parts cerakoted sniper grey, rifle weighs 6 lbs 3 oz without scope and rings, 7 lbs 15 oz as is. 2978 fps with hornady precision hunter factory ammo with 143 gr ELD-X bullet. That's a 5 shot group in the pic with the left hole being a clean bore and the other 4 in the same hole...almost. When I shot this group I waited about a minute between each shot, I can't seem to get it to group this well when shooting a 5 shot string. I thought the carbon fiber barrel was supposed to help with POI shift but maybe its just me. Also, I just got this thing put together a few months back and all my shooting so far has been in the cold, around 30 degress F. So maybe that's part of it.
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  5. hthunter

    hthunter Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    About exact build I’m looking at? What is your total weight with scope
  6. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2015
    With empty mag it is 10.8 lbs
  7. RandyinVa

    RandyinVa Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Just went through this entire thread to see if I posted my beloved 6.5. It is a .260 Ackley built on a BAT Tactical action with Badger bottom metal, Brux MTU taper 30 inch barrel in 8 twist, Recoil Eliminator Brake, Jewell trigger, and a NF ATACR with T-3 reticule, all in a McMillian A5 stock. It is shown with a Sig Sauer Tango 6 5-30 that served until the NF could be assembled and delivered.

    I shoot Berger Hybrid 140's at a conservative 2950 with incredible results. Load is 45.6 of H4350 with a .052 jump.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  8. tlsmith22

    tlsmith22 Active Member LRH Team Member

    Sep 29, 2009

    Remington 700 action
    Douglas Barrel 6.5 CM
    Manners stock
    NF ATACR glass
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  9. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Feb 11, 2009
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  10. eklarsen

    eklarsen Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    AR-10 style with Vortex Razor Gen 2 and JP Parts, built it because the state of Washington doesn't want me to have an AR style gun. Now I have it I love the platform and this thing shoots lasers.

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  11. engineer40

    engineer40 Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2015
    This is my 6.5-284. Started life as a $199 Remington 783 in 30-06. Goal with this rifle was just to learn and experiment on the cheap.
    -Criterion bull barrel. 1:8 twist.
    -PTG bottom metal and AI mag.
    -Bedded action myself.
    -Was my first time installing a barrel and setting headspace.

    I don't really care for the looks of the muzzle brake but there aren't a lot of options for a muzzle diameter that girthy. This rifle is fun to shoot. It doesn't recoil or muzzle jump at all when fired. I purchased the stencils and Cerakote to do the whole thing in digital camo, but life threw me a curve ball a couple years ago and I have a dozen unfinished rifle projects.

    Not as fancy as all of the rest posted here. But I do have less invested into this than many factory stock rifles, it was fun to put together myself, it's fun to shoot, and for some reason it gets a ton of attention when people see it. I always get questions... Quite the conversation starter. :)
    1 - Purchased new it looked like this.jpg 2 - Now it looks like this.jpg 3 - And shoots like this.jpg
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  12. 460 magnum

    460 magnum Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    That muzzle break is definitely different lol but hey it works.
  13. Shane Pikula

    Shane Pikula New Member

    Mar 16, 2019
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  14. Shane Pikula

    Shane Pikula New Member

    Mar 16, 2019
    New to the LRH. Just picked up this the other day. Need a nice piece of glass now.

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