Originally Posted by axxe55
depending on the powder used, about 2900-3200 fps with 120 gr bullets is what the one book i have that has load data for it. from all i have gathered the 6.5-06 like the 6.5-284 are not really bad about barrel erosion if you use the slower powders.
I read the 6.5-284 got it's reputation of being a barrel burner from competitions, where the gun was shot a lot without allowing the barrel to cool.
In that case, they should be perfectly fine with slower powders.
Just checked my book. It said 6.5x55 Swede runs about 2100-2300 fps with 140 gr bullets. I guess I won't have to worry about barrel erosion then.
My book (Lyman) doesn't have 6.5-06, 6.5-284, or 6.5 Creedmoor, just 6.5 Swede and 260 Remington. What book are you using?