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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:01 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:05 am 
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I'm certainly not saying the 6.5 CM is worthless as a hunting cartridge. It's a fine cartridge for hunting within 400 yds, and plenty flat shooting, even flatter shooting than the old venerable 7x57, and .308, and the .30-06.
No matter which cartridge you shoot, factory velocity claims are 100-200 fps slower, on average, than stated claims.
Now, for example, I will pick on another cartridge I like, the .280 Remington. In its factory form, it's not living up to its potential. 140 gr bullets at around 2850 fps, and 150 gr at around 2750 fps. Now, by handloading, you can make it live up more to its potential, without breaking the pressure it was meant to be. 140's shoot at around 3100-3150 fps, 150's shoot around 3000-3100 fps, 160's shoot around 2900-3000 fps. By Handloading, you make a decent cartridge into a better cartridge, making it shoot flatter, and hit harder.
Also, one can improve the 6.5 CM's performance by handloading, as you well know.

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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:37 am 

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Facts don’t....

A 7mm 120gr V-max and a 7mm 120gr TTSX have identical “Sectional Densities”.... one of them has a hard time exiting coyotes... the other has a hard time stopping in an elk.

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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm 

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Out playing with the LH Sako 85 Hunter again today!
Mounted a Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 on it and was shooting Nosler's 140gr AB ammo.
3 shot groups as small as 0.516" at 100 yards. A little vertical stringing consistent with each group; will check action screws' tension.
Such a pleasant rifle to shoot!
Not as small of groups as the HSM 140 gr Berger ammo, but is good enough for hunting in my neck of the woods!
Need to try a recipe using Re-26 with the 140 gr AB's. Any QL recipes with Nosler brass, F210M primers in a 24" barrel?


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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:56 am 

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Blkram wrote:
Out playing with the LH Sako 85 Hunter again today!
Mounted a Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 on it and was shooting Nosler's 140gr AB ammo.
3 shot groups as small as 0.516" at 100 yards. A little vertical stringing consistent with each group; will check action screws' tension.
Such a pleasant rifle to shoot!
Not as small of groups as the HSM 140 gr Berger ammo, but is good enough for hunting in my neck of the woods!
Need to try a recipe using Re-26 with the 140 gr AB's. Any QL recipes with Nosler brass, F210M primers in a 24" barrel?


I use 46.5 of RL26 in Alpha brass with CCIBR2's with the 147 ELD's in my 24" Tikka. Does about 2775 in my rifle. Should be a decent looking load with a 140.

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 Post subject: Re: Wow - Lot's of Hype for the 6.5s
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:55 pm 

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filmjunkie4ever wrote:
Bash74 wrote:
I cant comment hunting with 6.5 since I only use it for local competitions and long range fun on metal. Grew up using 300 and 30.06 for all hunting. I do not think I will ever really go away from them 2 for hunting.


That’s where I’m at. If a 6.5 floats your boat well have at it. I’m a .30 cal man through and through.


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Agreed, the 6.5x55 is a superb calibre,if it floats your boat, but has it's limitations, I too am a .30 cal man through and through, why risk a marginal calibre on something like a big animal in terms of a moose, in fact, in Sweden the minimum calibre to shoot a moose is the 6.5x55 so I dispute the above statement from above poster, the .30 cals account for for moose in Sweden


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:10 pm 

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The 6.5 is a great round. I enjoy shooting it. I have a Ruger 6.5 and it’s accurate out to 1400 yards. Of course you need a great scope too accomplish that. So I picked up the Vortex Razor HD AMG. Great scope. Well worth it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:24 pm 

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Rangers13 wrote:
The 6.5 is a great round. I enjoy shooting it. I have a Ruger 6.5 and it’s accurate out to 1400 yards. Of course you need a great scope too accomplish that. So I picked up the Vortex Razor HD AMG. Great scope. Well worth it.


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