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    6.5x47 or .260

    Renewal time, and as such time to put in for a variation. I have a Tikka M595 that will be getting re-barreled.
    Looking at the 6.5x47 versus the .260, I've read a lot, spoken to a few knowledgeable people, and generally the concensus is 6.5x47. Not one to shun a lot of informed opinion, but would like to hear any more info from those who use them.
    The rifle will be used for roe, occasional red, any vermin, and informal gongs/targets out to realistically 500'ish probably, although the bulk of the rounds through it will be at targets, so it will have a slightly heavier barrel profile.
    Go on, give me your tuppence worth...

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    7x57 - 600 yard gong-dinger
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JockStalk View Post
    7x57 - 600 yard gong-dinger
    There's always one.... 6.5x47 or .260, you know fine well I'm not man enough for big 7mm cannons.

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    Says the man with 2x .308

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    I have a 6.5x47 now its my target rifle very happy with it out at 900 yrds with 123 amax and 140 nos hunter, has med heavy fluted barrel but you can't get factory hunting 260 you can but I would make some calls first or think of another cal 270? with a choice of ammo from 130 to 150 , if that fits your needs pro easy to find factory ammo if you don't wish to reload.

    next rifle will be box standard run of the mill cal
    Last edited by paul o'; 30-06-2016 at 18:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauer View Post
    Says the man with 2x .308
    Soon to be one .308 and one 6.5 or .260...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    I have a 6.5x47 now its my target rifle very happy with it out at 900 yrds with 123 amax and 140 nos hunter, has med heavy fluted barrel but you can't get factory hunting 260 you can but I would make some calls first or think of another cal 270? with a choice of ammo from 130 to 150 , if that fits your needs pro easy to find factory ammo if you don't wish to reload.

    next rifle will be box standard run of the mill cal
    No issues reloading for whatever comes home. Amongst things I've read/heard/been telt, factory ammo for either is not much good, and that 6.5x47 very forgiving to load for.

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    I've a 6.5x47 which is a rebarreled t3 done by Steve kershaw, it's an 18in tube sporter profile and was the easiest thing I've ever load developed for
    I've never shot a 260 so can't compare
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    Love my Bat actioned 6.5x47. I shot this last week prone from a bipod, 4 shots at 100 yards. Click image for larger version. 

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    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...s-6-5x55/page3

    I remember reading this... post #25 cracked me up, despite having owned a .260! Quality

    Liked my .260 but found it snappy to shoot (short barrel and loading RL17). Stock didn't fit me too well.
    Always fancied a 6.5X47, but a .243 suits my needs best.

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