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Old May 20, 2021, 05:01 PM   #51
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Bart B, In 1990, Sierra relocated to Sedalia, MO, Need keep up
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Old May 21, 2021, 11:28 AM   #52
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Bart B, In 1990, Sierra relocated to Sedalia, MO, Need keep up
Tom,

I knew Sierra was moving to Missouri before the move. What makes you think I'm ignorant about that?

The barrel life numbers mentioned in post #46 were based on visits to their California plant in the late 1960's thru early 1970's.

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Old May 26, 2021, 05:01 AM   #53
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I really like the little cartridge, easy on my shoulder and a pound of powder goes farther.
Whats not to like?
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Old May 26, 2021, 06:33 AM   #54
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Bart B, Don't know if your ignorant but how about posting something current instead 60yr/50yr test.
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Old May 26, 2021, 10:46 AM   #55
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Bart B, Don't know if your ignorant but how about posting something current instead 60yr/50yr test.
Why don't you ask Sierra about that? Then you'll know more than I do. You don't need to post the numbers. Call them at 1-800-223-8799.

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Old May 26, 2021, 01:16 PM   #56
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As for 6.5, I built up a 6.5 Lapua on a Savage action as a target gun. Doing it again I would go with the CM based on brass availability (primers options)

That said its a nice cartridge to reload (at least for an older guy). Unlike 223 I can get my hand on and around it. While not a huge factor it uses less powder (I am pretty well stocked up on powders). It also uses the same mid range powders the other guns use.

And its a nice shooting cartridge. I use it to lead into shooting the 7.5/06/270.

Enough bang to check for a flinch or eyes closing and technique.

As for hunting, we had plenty of options before and while not NEEDED, there is nothing wrong with it either. It was highly successful in Scandinavian in the 6.5 Swedish so its good for up to Moose size, certainly Caribou (neither one is consider a tough animal)

I will leave Elk assessment to others though it would seem to be capable there with good bullet selection and shot placement.

A nice slot and option the 6.5 sits in.
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Old May 26, 2021, 01:17 PM   #57
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Bart B, Don't know if your ignorant but how about posting something current instead 60yr/50yr test.
How about you guys PM each other and fight it out?
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Old May 26, 2021, 03:49 PM   #58
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I don't believe the 6.5 CM has much to offer the average hunter. Not even sure it has much to offer the target shooter. But I firmly believe the 6.5 bullet's to be the starting point for big game! I have a 6.5x55 and a 6.5x06 and the Creedmoor come close to the 6.5x55 but not so well on the 6.5x06. For me the advantage of the Creedmoor is it come in a short action! I like short action rifles. I like on those short actions no longer than 22" barrels also. At the end of the day, the Creedmoor is really nothing more than just another good cartridge! It would be foolish to say it gave anything up to the 260 or that the 260 really gives anything up to it. Jim Carmichael got credit for the 260 although it was here long before that. Jim said he developed it as a 1000yd gun you could shoot long string's with without getting beat up with recoil. I'd like to try out both of them but not getting rid of my Sweed to do it! My Sweed is a mod 70 Featherweight!
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Old May 26, 2021, 04:22 PM   #59
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Advantages of the 6.5CM over the .260Rem, 6.5x55, 6.5x06 are a shorter OAL and longer brass life due to the should dimensions. I'll agree Don, that is irrelevant to the average hunter, but it does offer several things to the target shooter. Generally, lower SDs, longer brass life and for the reloader, less brass prep.

I have a LOT of calibers and the .243Win and the 6.5CM are the absolute easiest to get low SDs along with very good long range accuracy. Don't get me wrong, not saying they are the most accurate, just two calibers that, over the years, are not finicky and pretty much any load is a decent one and a little effort produces exceptional ones. I still shoot my .260 a lot more than my newly acquired 6.5CM, but when that barrel is finally shot out (it will be about 10K total rounds on it) I'll probably sell the .260 brass and dies and just rebarrel to 6.5CM...it is just easier.
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Old May 26, 2021, 05:38 PM   #60
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Criterion is offering Garand-profile barrels in 6.5 Swede. Now, why do you think that is?

https://criterionbarrels.com/product...v=7516fd43adaa
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