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    6.5x68 RWS

    now, have a look at the place of origin, top right - do you think someone's having a laugh or what http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6.5_x_68

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    Very funny, but not looking at calibres again are we??

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    John, you and your elephant memory..LOL..

    I wasnt' actually, I was deleting 'favourites' from my browser and just had a wee sneak peak at this old one (back when I was obsessed with wildcats,,which I've now matured away from I'm pleased to say).

    ATB

    P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    John, you and your elephant memory..LOL..

    I wasnt' actually, I was deleting 'favourites' from my browser and just had a wee sneak peak at this old one (back when I was obsessed with wildcats,,which I've now matured away from I'm pleased to say).

    ATB

    P
    LOL



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    Sorry if I missed it but just out of curiosity... which cartridge did you actually choose in the end, for your "semi-custom" stalking rifle build?

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    It depends when in the '30s it was 'invented'.
    I think 1935 or later, the flag is correct.

    Extra: 'Cartridges of the World' Barnes 10th ed. gives development 1938-9 and marketing 1940: so it seems bang on!
    Last edited by Dalua; 21-08-2012 at 17:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    It depends when in the '30s it was 'invented'.
    I think 1935 or later, the flag is correct.

    Extra: 'Cartridges of the World' Barnes 10th ed. gives development 1938-9 and marketing 1940: so it seems bang on!
    I concur... 1933-45 it was the flag of the Third Reich and Nazi Germany. Possibly not very PC to show it off now though and have you ever noticed how few published photos there are of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, in which that flag is visible? ... You will now

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    John, you and your elephant memory..LOL..

    I wasnt' actually, I was deleting 'favourites' from my browser and just had a wee sneak peak at this old one (back when I was obsessed with wildcats,,which I've now matured away from I'm pleased to say).

    ATB

    P

    Has the missus caught you "browsing" at things you shouldnt be again!?

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    It seemed to suggest that the cartridge was invented in 1939. Therefore the Nazi flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    Has the missus caught you "browsing" at things you shouldnt be again!?
    indeed, my pc is full of well hidden gun-porn. LOL

    Tamus - in the end I settled on a battery consisting of: .22LR, .223, .243. 30-06 as my main hunting rifles. The .243 if it ever gets worn out will be rebarrelled to 6.5 HCM simply because I'll be using the .223 for roe and the 30-06 is a bit heavy and cumbersome for sika, hence a middle-ground on a short action would be useful, but that may be a number of years given the current degree (or lack of) barrel wear in the .243.
    Last edited by PKL; 22-08-2012 at 08:47.

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