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Old 06-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #21
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What kind of velocity does 6.5-06 get? IIRC, 6.5 can start burning barrels if it's velocity gets too high.
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.
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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?
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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?
i have it in the Nosler #6 load data book.

actually depending on powder used, the 120 gr. bullets range from about 2700 to almost 3300 fps. the 6.5-284 is running pretty close to the 6.5-06 with the same bullets.
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Axxe,I've debated for a long time about putting a 6.5-06 barrel on my 300WM. All I'd have to change is the bolt head,and the magazine,but I'd probably go with a 6.5-06 Ackley Improved just so I wouldn't get my brass mixed up with my 25/06 because I'd use 25/06 brass for the 6.5.

It sure would be a lot better in the recoil dept!

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Axxe,I've debated for a long time about putting a 6.5-06 barrel on my 300WM. All I'd have to change is the bolt head,and the magazine,but I'd probably go with a 6.5-06 Ackley Improved just so I wouldn't get my brass mixed up with my 25/06 because I'd use 25/06 brass for the 6.5.

It sure would be a lot better in the recoil dept!
Hillbilly, i bought the LA M700 reciever a while back because i made the decision to use at least a cartridge based off the 30-06. a couple that ended up as the those i considered were the 8mm-06 and the 338-06, but after a discussion with a shooting buddy several years ago, he steered me towards the 6.5-06 for a target rifle. i did some research into it and that's the one i finally decided on. excellent ballistics and should have pretty mild recoil, the potential to reach accurately at a 1000 yards. and there was the coolness of the cartridge after looking into it was it is still one of the few true wildcats left. no factory chamberings and no factory ammo available. it got my attention and appealed to me for all those reasons.
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