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13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:46:11 PM »
SLICKGUNS NEWS by Philip Massaro August 25, 2018

Let’s have a look at the gamut of popular 6.5mm cartridges, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Metric bore diameters have never really been a huge success here in America; perhaps it’s our natural resistance to the metric system, or simple American pride. Nonetheless, the very nature of the 6.5mm (.260 cal.) bullets makes it a wonderful choice.

While the 6.5 Creedmoor is gobbling up the lion’s share of attention within this bore diameter, there are many other, and many older, viable choices. It has been overlooked for far too long here in the U.S., being an excellent choice for the most popular game animals here. Let’s have a look at the gamut of popular 6.5mm cartridges, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each.

6.5×55 Swedish Mauser
6.5×54 Mannlicher Schoenauer
6.5x52mm Carcano
.264 Winchester Magnum
6.5 Remington Magnum
.260 Remington
6.5-284 Norma
6.5 Creedmoor
6.5 Grendel
6.5-06 A-Square
.26 Nosler
6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum
6.5 PRC

More: http://slickgunsnews.com/13-popular-6-5mm-rifle-cartridges/

They missed my 6.5 x 47 Lapua. It must not have been popular enough
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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 10:48:43 PM »
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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 10:53:50 PM »
Under 6.5 Grendel they list it as a cartridge for the AR10 platform. This is in error. It was designed for the AR15. I have an Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel upper for my AR15.
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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 10:56:50 PM »
I'll just stick with my trusty 6.8mm otherwise known as a .270 Winchester.  Never failed me yet.

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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 11:07:43 PM »
I started out at 6mm (.243Win). I stayed there for a long time. Then up to 8mm Mauser. Down to 7mm Mauser. Then down to 6.5 x 47 Lapua and 6.5 Grendel. I think I'll stick with 6.5. Though I just built another upper. This one in .358 Yeti. I was given about 20 lbs of once fired brass, mostly .270, and I converted it all to Yeti. This is to be my hog gun.
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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 07:32:58 PM »
At one point here recently...6.5 Creedmoor was discussed as a replacement round for the Army's 5.56/.223
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Re: 13 Popular 6.5mm Rifle Cartridges
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 08:14:39 PM »
I'm more of an 8 cartridge man myself....



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