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    Short 6.5s

    Who runs a short 6.5 and how does it go? I'm interested in ones at around the 18" mark.

    Has anyone tried a short 6.5-284?

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    Have you considered 6.5CM? I know they have less HP than a 6.5x284, but generally the 6.5cm do well with short barrels. Also If you're looking at running a shorter rifle than I would consider running a Short Action rather than a long action which a 6.5x284 will need.
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    17" 6.5 Grendel, 123gr 2430fps very accurate. Use 6.5CM or 260 if you want a bigger case, waist of time shortening a 6.5-284.

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    I was running a 16” Grendel.
    Only 2300gps, but great little calibre.

    Then Cindy decided to bolster her CV.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    trading in the .284 bro?
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    Agree 260, looked at going 6.5x284 but with a short barrel it's a bit wasted.
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    6.5 saum
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    I have owned 2x 18" 260s. Both shot high BC 140gr pills between 2730-2770 so good out to 800yds~.
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    Just like to note those were not hot loads and mild powder (2209) so heaps of potential.
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    19" Creedmoor with 147gr ELDM @2750fps and a 14.5" Grendel with 123gr @ 2450fps both shoot great. The Creedmoor has dropped reds out past 500m no probs
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    Yeh waist of time going long action for a short barrel. You are less efficient and by using a short action you can run a longer barrel for the same overall length.
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    260rem for sure. super acccurate. low recoil. 6.5-284 is sweet also

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    6.5x284 would be epic but definitely want a long barrel

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    Speak to @300_BLK he had good results from a 6.5 Creedmoor 16".

    I'm actually in the process of starting to put together one now, already have a Carbon stock, Oceania Defence suppressor and a VX-5HD CDS (probably overkill on the scope but I got it for a good price).

    I did consider 260 but decided to stick with the 6.5 Creedmoor...now just got to find a Tikka T3x in 6.5 creedmoor.

    Also see this article

    https://rifleshooter.com/2016/05/16-...a-short-rifle/
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