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Old April 14, 2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Any 6.5 Remington Magnum shooters?

Looking for info on 6.5 rem mag.
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Old April 14, 2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Sorry, no info, but I do wish somebody would offer a rifle in this caliber.
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Old April 14, 2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Any 6.5 Remington Magnum shooters?

Most load data on this is on the Remington 600. Which has an 18 inch barrel.
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Old April 14, 2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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I used to have a 600 but got rid of it when I got my first .264 Win mag. I believe the Rem mag would do wonderfully now with the short action craze that is going on. I still shoot my .350 Rem mag, but it is a short action 700. Maybe I would have liked the 6.5 better had it been a 700.
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Old April 15, 2013, 07:47 PM   #5
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Just get a 6.5-06.......

Same ballistics, but you can use .25-06 or .30-06 brass. ER Shaw barrel on your action.
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Old April 15, 2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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It's a lot like a .270.
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Old April 16, 2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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Any 6.5 Remington Magnum shooters?

No the 264 win mag and the 6.5 rem mag are belted cases.
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Old April 18, 2013, 09:15 AM   #8
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what is wrong with a belted case?
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Old April 18, 2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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Its belted. The new trend is un-belted. You must keep up with the trend. Old things being replaced with "better" things is how gun makers try to make money. The Short mags and Ultra Short Mags are a prime example.
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Old April 18, 2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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Its belted. The new trend is un-belted.
Trends aside, there is the belief that cartridges that headspace on the belt, are less accurate than those that headspace on the shoulder.

This is not new or trendy, and predates any of the new beltless magnums.
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Old April 18, 2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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Any 6.5 Remington Magnum shooters?

I have a Remington 673 6.5 Remington Magnum. This is one of my favorite guns.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:28 PM   #12
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Emcon, I agree that the perception among many is that belted is not accurate. I have seen belted cartridges win a lot of 1000 and 600 yard matches. The accuracy difference is so miniscule, you will never realize it in a hunting situation. The belt was developed for many reasons. Reliability in extreme temperatures is the feature of the belt that many like. My favorite feature of the belt is that it sends the hot gasses away from me when I have a case failure.
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