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mule06 12-21-2012 08:01 AM

6.5-06
 
Im going to have a6.5-06 built so any input would be greatbbl bullet combos load data anything you have knowledge or info

locutus 12-21-2012 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mule06 (Post 1060303)
Im going to have a6.5-06 built so any input would be greatbbl bullet combos load data anything you have knowledge or info

if it was mine, I'd have it made with the Ackley Improved chamber. I'd also have both a FL sizing die and a neck sizing die cut with the same reamer used to cut the chamber.

140 grain bullets seem to perform well in that caliber, so I would select twist rate for that bullet weight (you can still load lighter or heavier with good results)

I'd use Military Surplus brass, LC if I could find it, and outside turn the necks for proper thickness.

Your best results will probably come with standard LR primers, such as Remington 9 1/2, and powders in the range of 4350-4831.

Barrel weight will depend on use. For range only, I'd get a "heavy sporter." If I was going to hunt with it, I'd go featherweight.

For a stock, McMillan!

OTOH, that's what I would do. your requirements/desires may well be different!:)

jpattersonnh 12-21-2012 11:36 PM

6.5-06 if done right does not give up much the the 6.5 Rem Mag. Pretty easy shooting Rifle. You can load from 87gr to 160gr. 4064 works well in lighter bullets. 4350 and 4831 work well.

mule06 12-22-2012 07:39 PM

Sounds great I think I'll get a barrel for the 140 grn bullet and then build a load

jpattersonnh 12-23-2012 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by mule06 (Post 1062298)
Sounds great I think I'll get a barrel for the 140 grn bullet and then build a load

I'd get a 1:9 twist. Works great on 6.5x55 for 100gr through 160gr.

locutus 12-23-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1062601)
I'd get a 1:9 twist. Works great on 6.5x55 for 100gr through 160gr.


1:9 would be close to ideal.


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