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Does anyone have a 6.5-06 and what do you think of it? Do you use 30-06 Brass or 270 to get there? What is the performance compaired to a compairable 270? How about recoil as compaired to a 270?

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Don't have it, but I did some research into it before I ended up going with the 6.5x.284win. Performance is better in the 284 case.

I think you find them fairly similar on all counts.

270 brass is 30-06 brass necked down.
 

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Using 06 or 270 or280 will work fine just that the neck should reamed to the correct thickness. If you anele(soften) the brass before,it makes the pass through the die easery.
 

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Did some plYING WITH THE 6.5-06 BACK IN THE LATE 70'S, because I was attracted to the ballistic coefficient of the 140gr 6.5 btsp. I came to realize later, after an equally infatuous affair with the 264 Win. Mag., that it/they offered little or no benefit over the readily available calibers one step on either side. Had the 6.5-06 been developed more thuroughly than the 270, I would probably be offering an arguement in the other direction; the same is true for the 264 v. the 7mmRMAG. At this point, I see it as a lot of trouble for little or no return. I guess I've become to lazy in my old age.
 

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Hope the barrel is SS.. There are so many choices out there and a just as many opinions. I built two Sako customs at the same time one in 264 and the other in 7mm mag. both designed for the 139 hornady style bullet 7mm was one turn in 12 in and both performed well but the edge was in favor of the 7mm. I have always been a 7mm fan. never had much love for the 270 but than again i wouldn't want to be if front of one. Not many people build 7mm mags strictly for woodchucks but at 7 to 800 yd they come unglued. I guess it takes a special type of person to lay down in a field of cow flop and shoot woodchucks.
 

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I built a 6.5-06 on a 1903 Springfield primarily to replace my retired .256 Newton. I also have a 25-06 and a 270. I like all three of them. :)

Easy case to reform to 6.5-06 is 25-06. Simply run it over the expander plug. Requires no trimming or reaming.
 

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Does anyone have a 6.5-06 and what do you think of it? Do you use 30-06 Brass or 270 to get there? What is the performance compaired to a compairable 270? How about recoil as compaired to a 270?

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Yes indeed! I have two 6.5-06 rifles and one 6.5-06 Ackley Improved built on 98 Mauser actions. They all shoot great. I must admit, although the Ackley Improved case looks better with its 40 degree shoulder, it is very little, if any, improvement over the standard version. Cases for the non-improved version are easily made by simply running a 25-06 case through the 6.5-06 sizing die...no effort at all. The wide selection of available bullets alone is a big improvement over the 270 with its limited bullet selection. Email me for ACTUAL load data.
 

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What do you gain over the 6.5x55 Swede ??
400-500 fps, partly from barrel length in my case as I had a 31" barrel. 1-7.5" twist K&P stainless, cryo treated on a 1903 action. 15.5 pound across the course rifle. If you did your part it would shoot the 140 Sierra HPBT MK's or 155 Sierra HPBT MK's sub-minute out to 1000 yards. MV's were 3150 and 3050 respectively over 65gr AA-8700 in LC NM 1978 30-06 brass necked down, fire formed in light loads with 120's then neck turned.
 

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Well that is impressive, but I am a meat hunter. I take almost no game beyond 300m.
 

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6-5 NUT:there isn't that much difference when using similar barrel lengths.The more common cartridges would do about as well in my opinion. ,,,sam.
 

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Can you provide me with loading data for the 6.5X 55 06 AI, I just purchase one but don't know anthing about how to load for it. I have 270 Norma brass that has been resized and fireformed. I would greatly appreciate any info and insight you could provide. Thank you, Mike D.
Yes indeed! I have two 6.5-06 rifles and one 6.5-06 Ackley Improved built on 98 Mauser actions. They all shoot great. I must admit, although the Ackley Improved case looks better with its 40 degree shoulder, it is very little, if any, improvement over the standard version. Cases for the non-improved version are easily made by simply running a 25-06 case through the 6.5-06 sizing die...no effort at all. The wide selection of available bullets alone is a big improvement over the 270 with its limited bullet selection. Email me for ACTUAL load data.
 

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Sierra and Hornady both give load data for standard 6.5-06 cartridges.With AI you would start with those loads and work up watching for pressure signs such as flattened primers,metal transfer,stickey bolt,etc.I do not advise more than 1/2gr advancements.AI should handle a 5%-10% increase. ,,,6.5/06 Load Data - Handloads.Com ,,,Just found out Hodgdons has load data for 6.5-06 too. ,,,sam.
 

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Sierra and Hornady both give load data for standard 6.5-06 cartridges.With AI you would start with those loads and work up watching for pressure signs such as flattened primers,metal transfer,stickey bolt,etc.I do not advise more than 1/2gr advancements.AI should handle a 5%-10% increase. ,,,6.5/06 Load Data - Handloads.Com ,,,Just found out Hodgdons has load data for 6.5-06 too. ,,,sam.
Nosler and hornady also have load data for the 6.5-06
 

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Does anyone have a 6.5-06 and what do you think of it? Do you use 30-06 Brass or 270 to get there? What is the performance compaired to a compairable 270? How about recoil as compaired to a 270?

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I have built several 6.5-06 rifles. I have my baby which is built on a Sako action in custom laminated walnut stock, Douglas barrel (moly) 27 inches, canjar single set trigger, leupold 6.5x20 scope.

As for the 6.5 you will find recoil on an even par with the .270, I believe you will find downrange bullistics superior as I have. I get 3150fps with a 140 grain bullets and 3250fps with 129 and 130 grain bullets. Accuracy is exceptional.

To really take advantage of the cartridge you will want 26 to 30 inch barrel lengths.
 

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6.5 06 imp

Hi, I am looking for any info on and about the ackly improved in the 6.5-06 cartridge and load data , Thanks Tom
my email is [email protected]
I have one it shoots 1/2 @ 100yd 140 berger 2990 fps
rl22 57gr seating 3.390
I use 25 06 brass and neck them up
use 10 gr bulls eye and cream of wheat to fire form

good luck love the gun
 
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