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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mule06, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    I'm w wondering what would be a good cartridge in the 6.5 to hunt with out to like 500 or so yards that won't eat bbls like cookie monster eats cookies any ideas?
     
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  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    rule is the more powder you stuff in a bottleneck cartridge the more it eats the throat.
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I like the 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington. But I handload for all the calibers I shoot,so ammo is never a problem to find as long as I have the bullets.
    The 6.5x55 is a great hunting caliber,and is still a standard caliber in European countries.Ammo is pretty easy to find at local shops in my area.
     
  5. mrm14

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    .260 Remington. I use the new 140 grain hybrid Bergers in my .260
    Rem. for 1000 yards and am very pleased. Actually all the 6.5 varients are good to go.
     
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  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    6.5x55 SE.................
     
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  8. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Ya I've heard about the 6.5 x55 being a nice round the 6.5 creedmore as well I just don't want to build something that I have to rechamber all the time
     
  9. mrm14

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    I would say the 6.5X47mm Lapua should give you the best barrel life of the 6.5 mm calibers. The 260 Rem I have is supposed to be good for about 3000 rounds before re-barreling.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    6.5x55 barrel will last 10,000 rounds. That was the idea when the Swede's adopted it in 1894. I'm not seeing a 6.5-.284, .260, or any other 6.5 coming close. The 6.5x47 has a less then 70fps advantage using 139-140gr bullets. The 6.5x55 can still shoot 152, 155, 160 gr more effectively. If you have a '98 action or other newer action, the 6.5x55 can be ramped up a bit if max velosity is your game. If you want a hunter, the 6.5x55 offers heavy bullet options the others don't. Elk at 300 yards is on the table w/ a well made bullet. It really comes down to what you want to hunt. The 6.5x47 was made for 300 meter target shooting, the rifles reflect that. It did win the 600 meter w/ Norma ammo.
     
  11. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Well it looks like the 6.5x55 it is ty for the help
     
  12. huffmanite

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    I'm a 6.5x55 Swede user myself, but just shoot paper with mine. Last year seriously considered ordering a barrel from Shaw in .260 Remington for a Stevens 200 I wanted to rebarrel. Some of my fellow shooters at range I'm a member have come to like it. After some thought and research, decided to just add another 6.5 Swede to my collection of Swede military rifles and sporterized military rifles. Glad I did.
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    Mule06, if you reload a 6.5-06 may be a great option. It is not a barrel burner, but will not last as long as a x55. It will do more at 500 yards then what a .30-06 will do w/ a .30 180 gr. bullet at 300 yards. So does the 6.5x55 eqaul or pass the .30-06.
     
  14. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Ya I'm new to the while rifle thing as yet but I'm learning I have a couple of rifles I really like so I'm checking out what it's otr there
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    Fat finger syndrome!! Your good!! ;) I do it all the time. For a hunter, I don't think you'll burn out anything in the 6.5 class. 2000 rounds for a hunter is pretty high.
     
  16. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Ya I'm liking the 6.5 -06 and I want a God cartridge that won't wreck a bbl if I go hog hunting or deer our elk
     
  17. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Or whatever I want it to last
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    You would even be able to load down to 95..100 grain for some P-dog fun!!
    3400fps+ w/ 95gr. That is smokin' But the x55 is still not far behind.
     
  19. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    The options goodnes I'll have to do mor research
     
  20. cbibb

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    6.5x55 is a good cal. CZ still chambers it in there rifles and they are based on the mauser action and some have a single set trigger good quality guns good luck