Post by themaninorange on Jan 15, 2020 6:30:05 GMT -5
I don't hate 6.5's. Last year I was wheeling and dealing with a guy for his .264 Win Mag but we just couldn't get to a place where we could get the deal done. And recently Shydas had a great price on a Weatherby First Lite 6.5/300 Magnum and I was going to buy it until I saw the ammo prices. I have less than zero interest in the Creedmoor though and I've never in my life wanted a Swede. And yeah, I read the article.
Post by turkeykiller on Jan 15, 2020 7:17:00 GMT -5
To each their own. I don't get too excited when new calibers come out. Over the last 10yrs, almost every time I read a gun magazine, there was a new bullet and caliber. The 6.5 is the current fad, but rest assured, the gun and bullet manufacturer's are currently workin on some thing they will claim is better than the 6.5. It's all designed to sell more guns and bullets. That's called progress and free trade
I agree TK! That why when I finally came to the realization of the exceptional versatility/killing potential of the 6.5..... I went with one that's been around 130 years!! Those newbies are just copycating an oldie but goodie!!
My former father in law had a Swede back in the late 80s. It was in a M70 Featherweight. That was a phenomenal gun. Very accurate. Sometime in the late 90s he sold it, just before he died. I know his son would have liked that gun, as would I.
I know the .264 mag. was known for shootin out the barrel.
Yes and they burn out the throats first. When I was trying to strike a deal with a guy who had a pre 64 model 70 Westerner in .264 WM, i asked him how the throat looked and he wouldn't answer me. That let me know i wasn't going to give him his price.
Post by turkeykiller on Jan 15, 2020 17:12:13 GMT -5
My huntin buddy had a local gunsmith build him a .264 Win Mag on a 98 Mauser action back in the 70's. Killed a few whitetail and antelope with it. After all the shootin Workin up a load, plus a few critters he shot, he doesn't use it much anymore. Doesn't want to shoot it out.
Post by themaninorange on Jan 15, 2020 17:18:42 GMT -5
I know of a guy on another forum who bought a .264 WM and burned the throat out in one day. He took it out varmint shooting with hot handloads and he ran the barrel too hot. Then he comes on the forum puzzled why he can't get good accuracy out of it like he had before even though he copper cleaned it. They had him check and sure enough he scorched the throat. The 26 Nosler and 6.5/300 Weatherby are even harder on barrels than the 264.