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Old 12-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #21
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Just a few years ago all og these short magnums in several different calibers were all the rage. They still seem to be hanging on but I don't see any great advantage of them over many established rounds.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #22
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.243Winchester I understand, 6mm Rem I undersatnd, .220 Swift and .224 rem? if your going that far how about mentioning the Winchester dog in the fight.......... the .225 Winchester
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I had a Winchester model 70 in caliber .225 Winchester for a few years, a wildcat of the .220 swift that came out slightly after Remington introduced the .22-250, not many these .225 Win chamberd rifles around, can make brass from .220 swift brass, It was a hassle so I traded it off for a Rem 700ADL in .17Rem but had issues with performance, finally bought a Rem Sportsman 78 in .223Rem and was much more satisfied with what I had.
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The 6.5x55 Swede
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You forgot the 6x.257 Roberts and the 6.5x.257 Roberts as well as the .257 Roberts parent by necking the 7mm mauser, and the .260 Rem (6.5-08)
.30-06 Springfield Wildcat Cartridges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Isn't the 6x257 the same cartridge as the 6mm Rem? If not, then the only difference must be in shoulder angle.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #23
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Just a few years ago all og these short magnums in several different calibers were all the rage. They still seem to be hanging on but I don't see any great advantage of them over many established rounds.
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Yeah, and a lot of those 3500 to 4000 FPS rounds were also

tearing up barrels at an almost unbelievable rate. Shredding

your barrel for a bullet which is only going to shed the velocity

or has no viable terminal ballistics is just a waste of time, anyway.

One of the issues we all seem to overlook is our reloading manuals would

have more useful information about popular calibers like 308, 30.06,

.223, etc.
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