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6.5 Gibbs

IndyJay

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Dan/Mike... what do you guys know about this cartridge? It looks like it drives a 140gr. pill at a pretty good pace! Is it on a par with the .264 Winchester Mag or is it a bit quicker! Also, can you form brass by necking down a .280?

I really need to work harder....
 

AA

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I have had one for 10 years now,it's a little work forming cases but it's a good little cartridge.Here is a picture showing the process the case goes through.When I first started I used Mil 06 brass but now use 270 Win so the neck will be slightly longer.

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Here is the rifle,it's fast even with stingy powder charges,but this is due to its 31 1/2 inch barrel. ;)

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I can try to answer some questions :cool:


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danr55

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Jay, the Gibbs variation on the 6.5-06 performs about the same as the Ackley Improved configuration. Neither of them will equal the .264 Win Mag with good handloads and a suitable barrel length.

A friend in Gilbert is reporting velocities in the 3400 fps range with 140 grain partitions. He is shooting a 264 win mag in a custom rig with a 30" tube. He says the accuracy is not believable out to 500 yards. The kicker is, he's using my old load of IMR 7828 and getting 200 fps more than I was with a 26 inch tube.

I'll try to hook up with him one day over the Holiday shutdown and see if he's pulling my leg. I'll let you know.

:cool:
 

1_pointer

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Indy- If you want to be a bit different you could go with the 6.5X68. It's ballistically the twin of the .264WinMag, but uses a beltless case. I know RWS makes brass and I think Norma might also. Just a suggestion.
 

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