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Old 08-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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I got an old savage 110 30-06 and I was thinking about haveing it rebarreled to the 6.5-06 or selling it and getting a Stevens 200 or a savage 111 in 300mag it manly goin to be a target rifle and a groundhog buster what do you guys think?

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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Anything ????
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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I think you should leave it as the '06, good enough for practically anything and is very versatile if reloaded.
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Well thats the thing I have another 06 for deer and hogs and im wanting somthing I can set up and shoot 500 600 yards plus a groundhog or two for fun
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6.5-06 sounds like a winner. That will also make a dandy Whitetail/Elk rig. Don't forget about piggies!!
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6.5-06 sounds like a winner. That will also make a dandy Whitetail/Elk rig. Don't forget about piggies!!
very true you cant forget piggies do you have any exsperince with the 6.5-06
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i too have in the works still a rifle in 6.5-06. one thing you have to keep in mind is that every round will have to be handloaded as there isn't anyone making factory ammo in this configuration at this time. it is still a true wildcat round.

the 6.5-06 has some excellent ballistics that are pretty close to the 6.5-284 Norma round, which is one of the premier cartridges used in long range competition shooting at 600 and 1000 yards and does it very well. given the ballistics are so close to one another, the 6.5-06 should be just as accurate at the same distances.

so my vote is, yes rebarrel that Savage as a 6.5-06 and go have some fun with it!
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i too have in the works still a rifle in 6.5-06. one thing you have to keep in mind is that every round will have to be handloaded as there isn't anyone making factory ammo in this configuration at this time. it is still a true wildcat round.

the 6.5-06 has some excellent ballistics that are pretty close to the 6.5-284 Norma round, which is one of the premier cartridges used in long range competition shooting at 600 and 1000 yards and does it very well. given the ballistics are so close to one another, the 6.5-06 should be just as accurate at the same distances.

so my vote is, yes rebarrel that Savage as a 6.5-06 and go have some fun with it!
i thought about the 6.5-284 but like you said the 6.5-06 is close to the same ballistics and i figure the 6.5-06 would be cheaper to build then the 284 and easier to reload
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i thought about the 6.5-284 but like you said the 6.5-06 is close to the same ballistics and i figure the 6.5-06 would be cheaper to build then the 284 and easier to reload
well Savage does make a rifle in 6.5-284, and you could always just order a factory barrel and screw it onto your action, but what fun would that be? the 6.5-06 i don't think will be any cheaper to build than a 6.5-284 if you go the custom barrel route as you will have to with a barrel for a 6.5-06. and they make factory ammo for the 6.5-284, but most people who shoot it, probably reload for it anyways. but it would be a good source for cases. MidwayUSA does have cases for the 6.5-06. the 6.5-06 can be made from 30-06 or even 25-06 cases.
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well Savage does make a rifle in 6.5-284, and you could always just order a factory barrel and screw it onto your action, but what fun would that be? the 6.5-06 i don't think will be any cheaper to build than a 6.5-284 if you go the custom barrel route as you will have to with a barrel for a 6.5-06. and they make factory ammo for the 6.5-284, but most people who shoot it, probably reload for it anyways. but it would be a good source for cases. MidwayUSA does have cases for the 6.5-06. the 6.5-06 can be made from 30-06 or even 25-06 cases.
I thought er shaw made a 6.5-06 barrel ? And dose the 284 bolt face match up with a 06 ?
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