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    6.5-06 would be the same as the 6.5-284 wouldn't it??


    I'd much rather see a .24-06 (6mm-06) kinda like a better designed .240wby.

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    Husky a 6.5x370 Sako would only be a 6.5x30-06 extra long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    Husky a 6.5x370 Sako would only be a 6.5x30-06 extra long.
    it would actually be like a full length .284 win, it has a 30-06 bolt face, but it's a fatter case than the .30-06.

    kinda how the RUM or WSM cases are... fatter case than bolt face...

    a rebated rim style case, that's what I meant to say!

    I'm pretty sure it has just shy of 7mm rem mag case capacity with a 30-06 bolt face... necked down to 6.5mm or 284 could make things interesting!

    would be great for guys modifying or re-barreling their 30-06 rifles...vs. having to goto a magnum bolt face...

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    Although a truly light weight rifle needs to have a short action, I think a very light weight rifle is not conducive to accurately placed long range shots. In a short action, I'd go with the 7mm/08. But a short action won't get you where you want to be for a long range round, either.
    I've shot elk, deer and antelope, as well as coyotes and other critters, with my .270 Win. I've even shot metallic silhouette competition with it. Never had any problems. I recommend the .270 Win., It's not glamorous or new, but it'll do whatever you ask of it if you're up to the task. I load Barnes TSX or TTSX in both 130 and 150 gr., also load some 110 gr. for coyotes. Works great.
    “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities;…” -George W. “Nessmuk” Sears-

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    I got my barrel for my new mountain rifle ordered today. I am using my Dad's old winchester 670 for the build. It was a cheaper plainer winchester 70 with a blind magazine. Although it was a 243 it is a long action so I'm going to build a 270 win. The original barrel had the throat shot out so it had been sitting unused in the safe for a few years. My Dad, girlfriend, and I all took our first deer with it and it has sentimental value. It will be good to get it rebuilt and used again and hopefull passed down again someday. Anyway here is what I went with and the weights according to my postage scale and Pac-Nor's barrel wt calculator.

    Complete action with all screws & magazine parts 41.3oz
    Pac Nor 24" #3 barrel with 8 flutes in .277 cal 44.3oz
    Mcmillian Hunters Edge stock 24oz
    Leupold 4.5-14x40 13.8oz
    Talley mounts 3oz (guesstimated)
    Sling 3.5oz
    Ammo 4oz

    Total weight ready to hunt = 133.9oz or 8.36lbs. It's not an ultralight, but it's lighter than anything else I have and should be heavy enough to be easy to shoot well. Recoil should be mild and the barrel should be stiff enough for good accuracy. I was really having trouble choosing between 270 win and 280 ackley, but when Dad said he'd always wanted a 270 it made up my mind for me. I know from my 264 and the 270WSM I had what a 140gr accubond at around 3000fps is capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    it would actually be like a full length .284 win, it has a 30-06 bolt face, but it's a fatter case than the .30-06.

    kinda how the RUM or WSM cases are... fatter case than bolt face...

    a rebated rim style case, that's what I meant to say!

    I'm pretty sure it has just shy of 7mm rem mag case capacity with a 30-06 bolt face... necked down to 6.5mm or 284 could make things interesting!

    would be great for guys modifying or re-barreling their 30-06 rifles...vs. having to goto a magnum bolt face...
    The .284 Win. has a similar powder capacity to the 30-06, so 6.5-06 and 6.5-284 would be pretty much performance duplicates. The .284 has a 66 grain water capacity, similar to the 30-06's 69 grains. The 7 RM is substantially bigger at 84 grains.

    The .284 was designed to duplicate the 280 Remington in the model 88 auto, not the 7 mag.

    The .284 is still a fine cartridge, and you are right, husky, with its short, fat, rebated case was quite a bit ahead of its time.

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    The 9.3x70 is not rebated. It's just a extra-long 30-06 case.

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    Hey mcseal post a pic of your barrel whenever your get it wanna see what it looks like cuase im considering getting a pac nor barrel also thanks

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    Can't go wrong with a 243. That little 6mm bullet going about 3400fps or greater does a number on small game, including deer and antelope. The 243 is extremely accurate and and is a soft shooting rifle. Out of all the centerfire rifles I own, my old Ruger M77 in 243 caliber is the most accurate rifle I have. It will shoot 1/2" MOA at a 100 yards with an old Leupold 3x9 scope. It would probably shoot better with a new scope and a Timney trigger, but for now, it does the job just fine.

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    243wssm is short action and I shoot one most of the time, however for 800 yds I would go with the 7mm and over 6 BC. My Browing is under a minute at 600 yds using a 168 gr at 3017fps. Big bc sure helps with the wind.

 

 

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