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Old December 15, 2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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6.5-250

I can't find any data on this cartridge. I'm looking for something with similar ballistics to the 6.5 rem mag without the belt,and want to stay with a short action. Any opinions? It's going to be used in a encore so pressures are also an issue.
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Old December 15, 2008, 02:55 AM   #2
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6.5-250 would yield velocities somewhere in the vicinity of 2,500 fps for a 140 gr bullet, 2,700 fps for a 120 gr bullet, and 2,900 fps for a 100 gr bullet. That is nowhere neat a 6.5mm Rem Mag. If you want performance comparable to a 6.5mm Rem Mag out of a cartridge with a standard head size, you should take a look at 6.5-06 or 6.5-284. If you are looking for that performance out of a magnum head size, look at 6.5mm WSM. All of these are wildcat cartridges, BTW.
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Old December 15, 2008, 03:42 AM   #3
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Sounds like a 260 Remington to me?? Tom.
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Old December 15, 2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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Looks like the .260AI is the best choice in a short action caliber.

The wsm's exceed the safe pressure limits of the encore. I've never dealt with a belted cartridge, I have been lead to believe that the belt hinders accuracy. In the encore I need all the advantage I can get.
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