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    7x64

    i fancy a bigger calibre thought about 30.06 but what about 7x64 could you lads tell me it good and bad points , currently have 6.5x55

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    Have a look a little lower down, all you require is under Rifles & Calibres, quite a bit about the cal you mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 65X55 View Post
    i fancy a bigger calibre thought about 30.06 but what about 7x64 could you lads tell me it good and bad points , currently have 6.5x55
    The .30-06 will do everything better than both of the other pair you mention.
    I have used all three, currently I have a .308 and a 6.5X55 as part of my collection. I gave my .30-06 Sako to a friend a while ago as he currently has use for it.
    For the re-loader the .30 cals are much better as ingredients can be obtained in vast profusion almost anywhere whereas those for 7mm and 6.5mm are more difficult to source.

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    The .30-06 will do everything better than both of the other pair you mention.
    I have used all three, currently I have a .308 and a 6.5X55 as part of my collection. I gave my .30-06 Sako to a friend a while ago as he currently has use for it.
    For the re-loader the .30 cals are much better as ingredients can be obtained in vast profusion almost anywhere whereas those for 7mm and 6.5mm are more difficult to source.

    HWH.
    I'll second that.~Muir

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    i not got a problem getting components as i live less than a mile from reloading solutions , i had a 30,06 , let it go when i got my 6.5x55 sauer 202 and a fella has a barrel for sale so i thought mmmm sounds good wonder what there like ?
    how flat shooting etc is a 7x64 is it a lot more gun than 6.5 ?

    cheers 6.5x55

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65X55 View Post
    i not got a problem getting components as i live less than a mile from reloading solutions , i had a 30,06 , let it go when i got my 6.5x55 sauer 202 and a fella has a barrel for sale so i thought mmmm sounds good wonder what there like ?
    how flat shooting etc is a 7x64 is it a lot more gun than 6.5 ?

    cheers 6.5x55
    If you live virtually on Aftabs doorstep you have no problems regarding the components.

    Comparing the 7X64 and 6.5X55 from RWS information shows little practical difference.
    Using the 127gr and 123gr cone point bullet shows the following :-

    6.5X55 :- [127gr.]
    Muzzle velocity 3250 FPS. Muzzle energy 2615 Foot/pounds. Most recommended sighting-in-distance is 205 YDS.
    At 150 yds the bullet is 1.5 inches high and 2 inches low at 250 yds.

    7X64 :- [123gr.]
    Muzzle velocity 3180 FPS. Muzzle energy 2775 Foot/pounds. M.R.D. 215 YDS.
    At 150 yds the bullet is 1.7 inches high and 1.6 inches low at 250 yds.

    HWH.

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    I've a Sauer Mod 90 in 7x64 and I think it is a great round. It has enough umph for continental boar, is Europe legal as it is not a military caliber ( oops there goes the 30-06), there is a vast range of bullets available and so far I've had no trouble finding factory ammo. With the appropriate bullet choice it can be flat as a 25-06 for foxes or drop a moose.
    If you fancy one have a go, the chances are you will find more euro rifles than American in this cal' so you will end up with a sweet combo'.
    Recoil is not an issue really, I took 20 shots in a shooting cinema with just a shirt and jumper on, no bruises or pain next day. In the Sauer the recoil is straight back and far more manageable than my previous 270 Sako.
    I cannot think of any bad points. I got a 25 set of Lee dies off the shelf at my local shop, and they give me 5 shot groups under 3/4inch.
    It's a good round used by a huge number of europeans in preference to many new 'improved ' rounds. In the U.K it is a sleeper but watch out when folk wake up to it.

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    i can be at aftabs in under 3 mins , might go have a chat with him in morning about it ,
    sound s like the way forward i fancy shooting some boar so guess it just the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post

    6.5X55 :- [127gr.]
    Muzzle velocity 3250 FPS. Muzzle energy 2615 Foot/pounds. Most recommended sighting-in-distance is 205 YDS.
    At 150 yds the bullet is 1.5 inches high and 2 inches low at 250 yds.

    7X64 :- [123gr.]
    Muzzle velocity 3180 FPS. Muzzle energy 2775 Foot/pounds. M.R.D. 215 YDS.
    At 150 yds the bullet is 1.7 inches high and 1.6 inches low at 250 yds.

    HWH.
    hmm there's something up with those stats... 3250 from a 127gr 6.5x55 is higher pressure than a 123gr 7x64 at 3180, and certainly more energy. A 7x64 packs noticebly more punch I'd have thought
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