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    building a 6.506 what do i need to know

    so ive been thinking for a while now on building a custom rifle and always seem to end up back at something in 6.5 so a 6.5 06 looks worth a try it will be a slow build as spare money becomes available so far ive got a ruger American in 3006 so that should have the donor covered and I can shoot it in the mean time its got a pillar bedded boyds stock as well I do target shooting and hunting but ive got better rifles I can use for bush hunting so what works well for guys that are using them and what stuff do I need to collect for it I need a barrel dies what other work would need doing
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    there is a half built one one T/Me at the moment, new barrel bye the looks.

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    Sounds like you have the base stuff sorted, dies, brass, barrel, powder and projectiles and you should be away. Mine is 26" doing 3050 fps with 140gr projectile, pretty mild load, they are nice and soft to shoot and really enjoyable on longer range targets

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    I miss my one. As DS says they're nice to shoot.
    Very easy to load for.
    I loved the 130 scirocco. Had it going 3100 thru a 26" barrel on my blaser.
    Mate got a 24" for his blaser and it has it also doing 3100fps.
    I have only ever made 3 LR shots on animals beyond 500 m. All with the 6.5-06 and it handled them as expected. Longest being 870m

    I was put off LR shooting animals after that. Let's just say the shooting was the easy part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by distant stalker View Post
    Sounds like you have the base stuff sorted, dies, brass, barrel, powder and projectiles and you should be away. Mine is 26" doing 3050 fps with 140gr projectile, pretty mild load, they are nice and soft to shoot and really enjoyable on longer range targets
    What powder u running ?

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    ive got 3 6.5x55s so got projectiles I use 2209 in them

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    What barrel do you guys use and who does a good chamber job

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    trueflite did my 260 i chose profile and twist rate got it chambered by them aswell

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    Make sure you know the neck diameter of reamer, Hardys reamer was a tight neck one so had to neck turn all my brass witch was gay as fuck


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    What dia would you suggest hopefully im not going to be building a super lemon

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    I was going to build a 6.5 06 myself and have a CF2 action here ready to go … but then I watched a youtube clip comparison with the 6.5 saum. With the same powder charge the saum gave much better velocity than did the 06. A more efficient case design. The forum thread on 6.5 x 47 is very interesting from a case design and efficiency point.
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    I had major issues with donuts in the cases so be aware of that. Great accurate calibre though

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    what caused that
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    also can I use my 6.5 neck die and x55 bullet seating die

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    also can I use my 6.5 neck die and x55 bullet seating die
    If it's a Hornady you can as they are universal and their neck die and seating dies can be adjusted to most 6.5 cases.

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