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Old 04-18-2016, 11:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The 6.5 Remington Magnum was Remington's answer to Winchester's very popular .270 but in a short-action, easy to handle, lightweight rifle. Both calibers had the same case capacity. Using 100 gr to 130 grain projectiles there wasn't much difference in the ballistics between the two.

Remington first offered the 6.5 in the Model 600 in 1964. The short-action 600 sported an 18.5" barrel and had a ventilated rib of all things. In 1968 the Model 660 with a 20" barrel was introduced. The 660 was discontinued in 1971, replaced by the older Model 600 which made another run thru 1980. The 600 and the 660 came in all the short-action calibers of the day but neither were very popular. Today 600s and 660s in good condition are highly sought after and are going for well over $1000.

For one year only, 2003, Remington brought back the 6.5 Rem Mag and the parent cartridge of the 6.5 Rem Mag, the 350 Rem Mag, in another short-action carbine, the Model 673. Sales were dismal.

Only a small number of Rem 700s 6.5s were made, 648 by some accounts, "less thand 750" by others. They were made in the late 60s, early 70s, and draw top dollar today if you can find one.

Other gun manufacturers ran the 6.5 Rem Mag. Ruger was one, and even offered it in their venerable #1. There's a Ruger #1 6.5 Rem Mag up for auction on GunBroker now:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=552882465

Boy, I wish.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's a list of the calibers available for the Rem 700 in 1969. 7 of the 15 were magnums:



1969 Remington Arms, those were the days:

Longgun, longbow and 7MM RELOADED like this.
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Other gun manufacturers ran the 6.5 Rem Mag. Ruger was one, and even offered it in their venerable #1. There's one up for auction on GunBroker now:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=552882465

Boy, I wish.

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The plain Jane 6.5 Rem Mag Ruger #1 went for $2655.00.

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The SAAMI COAL for the 6.5 Rem Mag is 2.800" so the ammo will fit in the Remington short action magazines of the Model 600, and later the model 660 and 673. That's 0.215" off the lands. So I'm loadin' up some 140 grain Accubonds for 0.015" and 0.030" off the lands. I'll single load them in the gun.

Words alone can't express how excited I am.

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Goob,

Have you tested them yet?
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Have you tested them yet?
No, it's been windy and raining the only days I've had free.

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Have you tested them yet?
I still haven't checked out those 140 gr Accubonds in the 6.5 Remington Mag. The 125 gr Partitions I've done look really good on paper although haven't taken anything with them yet.
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Default bore scoped da barrel

I finally bore scoped the barrel on the old gun. I have been a little apprehensive to look down the barrel of the used rifle because by the looks of the bolt the gun had been shot a number of times. The bore was slick, rifling sharp and the throat had the start of what looked like erosion; pretty good news. However, there was a good amount of copper fouling on the lands that took some work to remove.

I have a video and some pictures of the bore but they are poor quality. In real time the video and pics look good on the screen though. I use a lot of bore scopes at work, one of which an Olympus that cost $55,000, and I find none of them can reproduce the quality of the live shots.

Tried Remington's "Rem All In" bore cleaner for the first time. It's similar to their old stand-by "40-X Bore Cleaner", just thicker. Works ok.

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Default primer pockets not deep enough

Outside of Quality Cartridge and a couple other spendy custom rifle brass makers the only brass available for the 6.5 Rem Mag is Remington RP. All my brass is Remington RP.

All of the reloading books say to use Remington 9 1/2 magnum primers for the 6.5 Rem Mag. The pocket on the 6.5 Rem Mag brass is 0.133" deep. The primer is 0.133" tall so magnum primers end up flush, some even stick above the end of the shell casing if I don't press the new primer down hard enough. I noticed the bolt face is scratching some of the primers on the rounds I've cycled without firing. Good grief.

I'm thinking of using large rifle primers. The Rem 9 1/2 large rifle primers are 0.131" tall and the primers would be recessed a couple of thousands that way.

Any thoughts?
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Goob,

I'd try a different large rifle magnum primer first, but a regular large rifle primer could work. Any Federal 215's or CCI 250's available locally? Maybe just buy a single 100 pack to see how they fit?
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