6.5 CM.....I was thinking of a fun subject to discuss. Let’s say you have a chance to buy a custom hunting rifle that is broken in, has a load developed for it, and has less than 300 shots on it, what cartridge would you want? This rifle will basically be an all around hunting rifle, capable of shots out to 800+ yards. It will not be fancy or built for a specific role. The rifle will weigh less than 10lbs scoped, have a 26” barrel, muzzlebrake, and built with high quality components. If ammo and reloading components weren’t an issue, what chambering would you want? Thanks!
I’ll second the 6.5x284 Norma and the 6.5x55 (Ackley Improved). Both are excellent cartridges and neither is to overbore. I know that super short magnums are all the new rage but these two have been getting it done for years and they just plain work.6.5 X 284. or .260 don't leave the 6.5mm out of the equation. The 6.5 has been and still is one of the most popular bullets ever made and just see what they have been are are using in Europe. The 6.5X55 probably took more African animals than any other cartridge. the 260 Rem will reachout and touch at 800yds then add the 6.5 X 284 with the correct bullet good to 1K yds. Plus reloading you can go from 85 gr to 153gr + bullets for any small or big animal.
It's my old model 70. I'm having the stock refinished and new butt plate, grip cap custom fitted by a true artist.Close, but you meant .375
And it has to be made by Holland.
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280 ai is a good cartridge slightly faster then the 284 win, which is good as well and making a come back with faster twists and higher bc bullets. I am torn between the 2.Yes, because you already have the .280ai.
I will say I built a .280ai after a few suggestions and a lot of reading.
I like it!
The 6.5x284 is nice antelope/deer cartridge!. Since 2010, I have shot over a couple dozen antelope, furthest out to 1188 yards using 140-142gr VLD;s at 2975-3025FPS. Over 1000 rounds through my rifle with zero throat erosion, and it still keeps its shots in a softball sized target at 1000 yards....6.5 x 284, I have enough big mags time for an antelope .
The 6.5x284 is definitely one on my list to build. I have always liked this cartridge. It’s often overlooked nowadays, but will always be one of my top picks.The 6.5x284 is nice antelope/deer cartridge!. Since 2010, I have shot over a couple dozen antelope, furthest out to 1188 yards using 140-142gr VLD;s at 2975-3025FPS. Over 1000 rounds through my rifle with zero throat erosion, and it still keeps its shots in a softball sized target at 1000 yards....
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