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Ripp
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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #312911 - 23/02/18 04:15 PM

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the latest reloader mag. has a few pages on the 6.5-300 weatherby wacker supposed to be fastest on planet.




Think it probably is..BUT, would rather have the 26 Nosler if I am going for the speed end..NO belt and IMHO, better designed cartridge for accuracy...

For a bit more moderate caliber, think this 6.5 PRC would be a good choice and was developed for accuracy and a bit more speed than the Creedmoor ..however it has a bit more recoil..

The 6.5/284 is a great overall cartridge as well based on my use of it..however if you use it in competition barrel life is an issue..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312923 - 23/02/18 10:03 PM

Wow!!! All this work to be the baddest fastest mofo 6.5 on the planet and here I am just now downsizing into a 6.5 Grendel. I’m either waaaaay behind the times or I am a bright light bucking the current populist trend.......

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Postman]
      #312934 - 24/02/18 12:45 AM

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Wow!!! All this work to be the baddest fastest mofo 6.5 on the planet and here I am just now downsizing into a 6.5 Grendel. I’m either waaaaay behind the times or I am a bright light bucking the current populist trend.......




Why do you have to be either or???

As I have stated before, you can enjoy them all..I had a Daniel Defense AR 6.5 Grendel, currently have rifles in 6.5x55, 26 Nosler, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x284, 264 W Mag...and enjoy shooting/hunting with them all..AND will probably get a 6.5 PRC...

Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Applaud you on the 6.5 Grendel --great round..very enjoyable to shoot..

Ripp

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #312959 - 24/02/18 05:13 AM

Ripp - I don't see a 6.5/.300WTBY in that list! You are waiting for?????????????????

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312965 - 24/02/18 07:13 AM

I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312967 - 24/02/18 08:04 AM

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Ripp - I don't see a 6.5/.300WTBY in that list! You are waiting for?????????????????




Daryl,

If I had them all there will be nothing left to look forward to :-)

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Wayne59]
      #312984 - 24/02/18 11:06 AM

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I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG.




Here I was going to suggest a 450Rigby necked down to 6.5 but as usual someone had to go one better.


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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Rule303]
      #312991 - 24/02/18 12:27 PM

LOL - new data for it in the new 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual out now.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #312999 - 24/02/18 02:14 PM

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LOL - new data for it in the new 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual out now.




SEE AS USUAL, THOSE OF US ON NITROEXPRESS WERE AHEAD OF OUR TIME..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #313015 - 24/02/18 10:36 PM

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Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Ripp




Hey Ripp:

Rather well stated indeed!!!! For me, I like to play around with new (to me) toys as it can sometimes get boring repeating the same recipes at the loading bench. One thing that does irritate me a little bit is having to go through the tedium of having to search for and finding yet another die set and sometimes a shell holder although I must say, mail order and the Internet has made this an easier process...... I’m drowning in die sets!!!!!!

What I have found is that most cartridges are pretty similar and the finer nuances between them are often not terribly relevant in the field. There are two key categories to my mind: “big, fat and slow” or “small, skinny and fast”...... Then within those categories, one might look at horsepower and adjust for different game types and distances to be shot......

I do really believe over all else, that one should be able to choose and to play to one’s hearts content..... live and let live and be happy to have choices!!

One additional thought: Thankfully we have companies like Hornady that are willing to mess with new ideas to bring to the market and to take the commercial risk and cost of doing things that others may not. I for one am very appreciative of Hornady stepping in to the big bore arena in a big way, thus resulting in much more accessible and significantly less costly brass for the old time Nitro Express cartridges than what we may have seen even a few years ago.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Postman]
      #313022 - 25/02/18 01:20 AM

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Personally enjoy both the new calibers as well as the older ones..have never understood the mentality of when a new cartridge comes out it gets hammered by some who state it won't do anything better than what I currently have..fine, don't buy it..its as simple as that..pretty sure no one is forcing you...so why the attitude.???

Ripp




Hey Ripp:

Rather well stated indeed!!!! For me, I like to play around with new (to me) toys as it can sometimes get boring repeating the same recipes at the loading bench. One thing that does irritate me a little bit is having to go through the tedium of having to search for and finding yet another die set and sometimes a shell holder although I must say, mail order and the Internet has made this an easier process...... I’m drowning in die sets!!!!!!

What I have found is that most cartridges are pretty similar and the finer nuances between them are often not terribly relevant in the field. There are two key categories to my mind: “big, fat and slow” or “small, skinny and fast”...... Then within those categories, one might look at horsepower and adjust for different game types and distances to be shot......

I do really believe over all else, that one should be able to choose and to play to one’s hearts content..... live and let live and be happy to have choices!!

One additional thought: Thankfully we have companies like Hornady that are willing to mess with new ideas to bring to the market and to take the commercial risk and cost of doing things that others may not. I for one am very appreciative of Hornady stepping in to the big bore arena in a big way, thus resulting in much more accessible and significantly less costly brass for the old time Nitro Express cartridges than what we may have seen even a few years ago.




Thank you and agree with your comments...

AND feel you pain as to "drowning in die sets"... Even that, to me, is interesting.. messing with various calibers, reloading..tweaking this or that, one always learns a little tidbit that can be tried or used on the others as well...really enjoy that...

YES, Hornady has really stepped up with products in the last decade or more..Steve has a great love of hunting and has been hunting all over the world for along time. Steve had actually been hunting in the same camp I was in Zim back in 2008..in fact, he shot his lion about 60 yards from where I shot mine about 10 days before..small world..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Ripp]
      #313067 - 25/02/18 05:35 AM

Yes, it is. Some time back, I (among others) had been pestering Hornady via e-mails, to being out a 25 gr.Vmax bullet for our .17's.
When that finally came to fruition, I received an e-mail, from Steve, I think, telling my "Daryl, your dream has come true, where would you like the first 50,000 shipped". I answered back - "some wholesale stores up here so we get them first".
He wrote back, almost immediately, sorry - the first 24,000 just went to Midway. LOL
Nice guy, though. I get catalogues, posters and their magazines from them, every year. Much appreciated. My bullet 'case' is loaded with red boxes. Some other colours as well, of course, but mostly red, from .172's to .458's.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #313116 - 25/02/18 05:59 PM

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Yes, it is. Some time back, I (among others) had been pestering Hornady via e-mails, to being out a 25 gr.Vmax bullet for our .17's.
When that finally came to fruition, I received an e-mail, from Steve, I think, telling my "Daryl, your dream has come true, where would you like the first 50,000 shipped". I answered back - "some wholesale stores up here so we get them first".
He wrote back, almost immediately, sorry - the first 24,000 just went to Midway. LOL
Nice guy, though. I get catalogues, posters and their magazines from them, every year. Much appreciated. My bullet 'case' is loaded with red boxes. Some other colours as well, of course, but mostly red, from .172's to .458's.




That is a really cool story Daryl..thx for posting that..

Good to hear things like that in today's world..

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #314063 - 17/03/18 12:34 PM

Na, I think that retro is coming back with the 6.5 and 7.35 Carcano leading the way. :-)

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: fsrmg1]
      #314086 - 18/03/18 10:26 AM

Wayne59:

"I wonder if we can neck down a 50 BMG to 6.5. We could call it the 6.5 OMG."

P.O. Ackley necked the 50 BMG down to .22, he called it the ".22 eargunsplittenloudgunboomer" so no reason you couldn't do 6.5

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: aromakr]
      #314087 - 18/03/18 10:37 AM

Might be worth a try, so long as it is the Improved version.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: fsrmg1]
      #314092 - 18/03/18 12:07 PM

I was looking through some of my oddballs, came across a bunch of .5's, and some 20 mm brass. Now THAT would make a great .30 calibre varmint ctg. shooting solid guilding metal bullets at about Mach 7.

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: Daryl_S]
      #314189 - 20/03/18 08:32 AM

50 BMg - not enough powder. 20mm cannon down to 6.5!

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: HeymSR20]
      #314244 - 21/03/18 03:49 AM

Laugh away you naysayers...

The 6.5 does have some validity..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrnhu_DV9M

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: ducmarc]
      #319003 - 11/08/18 01:06 PM

This 6.5 thing is getting ridiculous....but I did get a Creedmoor and the new Weatherby, so...

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Re: First-look- Hornady-6.5- PRC -- NEW & yes another 6.5 :) [Re: MagnumHunter]
      #319010 - 11/08/18 02:15 PM

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This 6.5 thing is getting ridiculous....but I did get a Creedmoor and the new Weatherby, so...




SO did SOCOM..

The 6.5 Creedmoor is here to stay, period

Been around now for more than a decade with sales still increasing every year... don't know of any manufacturer here in the USA that doesn't have at least one model in that caliber..

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