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Oh look....another 6.5. This time by vortex.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by daniel craig, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. BreechFace

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    Yawn...but if others are excited that's cool.

    IF I were to get into the 6.5 game it would be the PRC. But I'm completely satisfied with the performance I have with the guns in my stable that overlap with many of the 6.5's.

    Now a good 6mm for some distance target shooting as well as some yote hunting would be pique my interest, and there are already a lot of good options, just hard to pick one.
     
  2. Random 8

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    Watched the reloading video...painfully...with lots of skips forward. This is what happens when you have more money and time than good sense. A pile of new gear and little real world knowledge of how to use it. Sounds like they are taking an abundance of caution into the approach, but for cryin' out loud, start with some boilerplate .223s or .30-06 before diving into a brand new wildcat cartridge!
     
  3. Nature Boy
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    and the 26 Nosler
     
  4. Riomouse911

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    Followed by the BMG based, ultra-long action 6.5x99 Nytol to put us all to sleep. :)

    Stay safe
     
  5. Offfhand

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    Someone should tell the folks at Vortex, or whoever, that they came too late for the 6.5 Wildcat party. I had this 6.5 Leopard built nearly 20 years ago, when it was being raved about by the 1000 Yd. benchrest crowd. Basically, it's the .3000 WSM necked down to 6.5 but I use .270 WSM brass because its easier to neck down. The wire is attached to a strain gauge over the chamber for measuring pressures. It's a wicked round at 1K. 6.5 LEOPARD3.jpg DSC_1448 (2).JPG DSC_1451.JPG
     
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  6. LoonWulf
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    Havent seen anything listed. They may not have actually measures capacity, the videos showed them starting at about 55gr of 4831 and clocking 2700s
    Id call that Nodoz......
     
  7. Gordon
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    The twist rate is not reall a cartridge problem tho, it is a rifle barrel problem. A 1-7.5" .264 Winchester rifle barrel would be a wonderful thing with any 6.5 mm bullet on the horizon.
     
  8. troy fairweather

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    So does it have to go back for replacement every 2nd or 3rd use like the scopes.

    I have to do some more looking but it looks like a decent round, tho for my I don't think I need a 6.5 with anymore powder then the 6.5saum or wsm.
     
  9. Gordon
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    Once again WOW just wow !
    I remember gluing Oehler (I think) strain gauges on wildcats 15 years ago I gave mine to my son and doubt he uses it anymore . That is one terriffic and ahead of it's time wildcat !.
     
  10. Captcurt

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    Yep. The try to invent something that is already there.
     
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  11. earlthegoat2

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    To make it a real winner there needs to be factory rifles chambered in it and a strong (at least initially) supply of factory ammo.

    That’s why Hornady can muscle through any cartridge they want. Apparently Ruger and Savage (among others) are properly incentivized build a bunch of rifles and Hornady has an ammo plant......
     
  12. CapnMac

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    Had to double-take on that--284mm = 11.18" [:)]
    Something tells me that, even with a 12" bolt throw, there would still be an argument over cock on open versus cock on close [:)]
     
  13. js8588

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    Thank you. I feel the same way about Vortex as I do about Sig USA.
     
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  14. stillquietvoice

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    That's too funny
     
  15. Walkalong

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    I bet, bet it's rough on barrels as well, but for hunting, who cares.
     
  16. horsemen61

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    details of that Rifle please!!!
     
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    :rofl:

    No, the 6.5 Trojan is the winner:D
     
  18. js8588

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    Tries to convince everyone it's a magnum, really it just offers very average performance & leaves you disappointed you pulled the trigger.
     
  19. mokin

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    I think these last couple posts sum things up nicely.
     
  20. troy fairweather

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    You just said word for word the 6.5 creedmoor definition in the Webster dictionary lol.
     
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  21. blue32

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    Its been done with 30 cals ad nauseum. Now its being done with the 26. At this point I think a 6.5 rimfire would sell east of the Mississippi.
     
  22. mokin

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    How about the 25 Stevens? It's been out of circulation for awhile. Maybe folks will think it's new again.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.25_Stevens

    It's not really a 6.5, but it's close.
     
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  23. Offfhand

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    Nothing all that special or unusual except the 6.5 Leopard chamber. Built on Rem M-700 action with HS stock and Douglas barrel for testing loads, velocity and pressure. Here it is with similar No. 2 rifle built for actual 1000 yd competitions with 28" Kreiger barrel and Zeiss Diavari-V 6-24X56 scope. DSC_1528.JPG
     
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