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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346005 12/07/19
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Whoever told you the 6.5-06 was a bad choice on a model 70 action is full of [bleep]. 6.5-06 will feed and function much better than a 6.5-284.

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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346058 12/07/19
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256 Newton.

Classic rifle, classic cartridge.

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346062 12/07/19
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6.5x55.........

prob one of the oldest 6.5's out there & still going

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Sakohunter264] #14346100 12/07/19
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Originally Posted by Sakohunter264
Whoever told you the 6.5-06 was a bad choice on a model 70 action is full of [bleep]. 6.5-06 will feed and function much better than a 6.5-284.

IMO, depends on who put it together. My 6,5-284 feeds as slick as any.

No flies on the 6.5-06. It’s a good, proven round.

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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346145 12/07/19
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260 would be an easy one. An AI would likely feed fine.

7lbs scoped for a M70 is pretty light.


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346202 12/07/19
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I just finished doing the exact same thing this past year. A pre 64 action with a Kreiger barrel with an 8 twist chambered in 6.5x55. No bolt modifications and feeding is just fine. Ended up with bullet seated .0008 off a soft jam as what it liked. Using Lapua brass, I picked a load using H4350 and 130 gr Nosler Accubonds that chrono'd at 2950. Shot many groups just under 1/2" @ 100. Good enuf for me.
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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346207 12/07/19
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I'll second the now overlooked 260.

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346464 12/07/19
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[quote=Jeffrey
I think I’d like a 6.5 PRC but don’t think I’m that interested in any of the current factory produced rifles. I think for now I’ll be looking into the 6.5-284. Still open to any more thoughts or ideas. Thanks again guys. [/quote]


If your truly thinking in this direction I would sell the .308 and buy a stainless classic in a wsm and build from there. I did and it is a great rifle and cartridge. I did use a bansner stock and proof carbon barrel and a rail but I did forgo the USB port, lol.

Of course you could just buy a classic in 6.5x55 or 264wm and not have to build anything. I have the 6.5 bug as well and have added each of these to my collection and bought winlite stocks for them so I’m not risking damaging the original wood stocks.

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346513 12/07/19
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I built a 6.5-06 on a pre-64 M70, I went with a Bansner stock, #1 contour 8twister McGowen barrel cut to 22". it weighs 6.5 lbs before scope and mounts, highly unlikely you will get to 7lbs with scope.
The mag box is 3.4" and if you have the barrel throated properly no problems with VLD style bullets.
It will require no mods to feed properly, brass and dies are cheap and plentiful.
I am getting 2950 fps with 140gr bullets and RL26.



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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346576 12/07/19
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I have one in a compact edge with a Rock #2 that is about the same. Scope and rings and I’m about 7 1/2.
(Talley and a Leupold 6x)

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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346596 12/07/19
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Pounder stock, fwt profile barrel, flip flop pad, Leupold compact, with Talley's may get you to 7lbs all up


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346600 12/07/19
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6.5-06 in necked down Lapua 30-06 brass is what I’d do.


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14346794 12/07/19
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A 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 are good options, but have you considered the new Weatherby RPM? It's a mix of the two with more case capacity than either.


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: nyrifleman] #14346949 12/07/19
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Originally Posted by nyrifleman
A Creedmoor on a Pre-64?

You should be shot.

With a Remington 700.

To add insult to injury.

grin

I could like the Swede as well.
Ditto to all that... smile


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14347099 12/07/19
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I’d be looking at something very similar to irfubar’s rifle.

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14348813 12/07/19
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Now Lee, did you forget that you built the pre 64 M70 6.5CM for me?

Being that I also have pre 64 model 70's in:
.243
270
7x57
30'06
280 AI
300 H&H

you think you old boys could cut me some slack!

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Originally Posted by handwerk
Now Lee, did you forget that you built the pre 64 M70 6.5CM for me?

Being that I also have pre 64 model 70's in:
.243
270
7x57
30'06
280 AI
300 H&H

you think you old boys could cut me some slack!


Sweet Jesus man, you might as well build a 223 AI!


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14348892 12/07/19
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Depends on how much poop you're looking for. The 26 Nosler was specifically designed to fit in a 06 length action. Any decent gunsmith can open up your bolt face to handle the magnum rim and all you may or may not need is a new follower, depending on how the original one feeds the fat Nosler cartridge.... 140's at 3200 don't suck.....


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Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: Jeffrey] #14350526 12/08/19
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I have a 6.5-06 I really like. It would be a great choice!

Re: Which 6.5 on pre-64 featherweight model 70? [Re: 260Remguy] #14350899 12/08/19
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
256 Newton.

Classic rifle, classic cartridge.


My suggestion as well.


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