6.5 300

Rw
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 16:52 (13 days ago)

A buddy of mine won a 6.5)300 weatherby at the NRA banquet, sounds like a screaming round. Any of y'all know much about it. I had a 257 weatherby that I loved, but had to sale regretfully.

with the 6.5 craze folks are necking every case possible

Gary Reeder
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 17:53 (13 days ago) @ Rw

either up or down into some new 6.5 caliber. There were a couple of the rifles at the NRA dinner that Noodle and I worked a couple of weeks ago but there isn't any ammo to be found. So pretty much useless for this season's hunting. Several of the new calibers are having that same problem, no ammo.

6.5 300

Rw
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Monday, September 13, 2021, 18:39 (13 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

My buddy is an old cowboy , not a long range freak he is just wanting a little info about it . wants me to get a scope on it for him and sight it in , just so it's usable. He has seen all the hype of the 6.5 crap,he hunts south Texas and trying to use it for hunting

there is nothing in south Texas that needs that type of

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 10:38 (12 days ago) @ Rw

cartridge. tell him to sell it to a 6.5 freak and buy a good 308. Ammo for the 6.5-300 is going to be extremely hard to find and very expensive.

Or trade it for a 6.5x55, Tikka, Sako etc.

Bucky
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 13:07 (12 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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why a 6.5? Any 6.5 ammo is going to be scarce for

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 14:12 (12 days ago) @ Bucky

at least a year and what will a 6.5 do that a 308 won't do better? Plus 308 ammo is easily found at most gun shops. Or 30-06, or any other normal round.

True, sometimes "want" trumps what is

Bucky
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 14:50 (12 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

practical. Shoot for the price of one of those Weatherby Mk 5's you could get 2 rifles 308, 3006, 270, etc etc etc.

As for 6.5x55 ammo some is available online for now, 308, 270,etc are not in good supply in my area.

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/6.5x55mm

you obviously want to argue, so I'm out. You

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 15:13 (12 days ago) @ Bucky

have obviously been drinking the 6.5 Kool Aid. So no common sense is going to effect you.

GR is right. The fellow RW is talking about didn't

Jared
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 15:23 (12 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

"want" the rifle. He won it at an NRA thing, so he is finding out there is no ammo available. But like GR said the more common stuff is available like 308 and such. I was in GR's shop recently and I think he had 3 or 4 brands of 308 plus most of the other common ammo, but no 6.5 by 300, whatever that is. And if it is a Weatherby cartridge it is going to be $80 a box, maybe more. It just doesn't add up.

Never said he was wrong, I would sell it

Bucky
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 15:31 (12 days ago) @ Jared

Or trade it myself for the ammo reason, 308, 7mm 08, etc is a heck of alot cheaper than any Weatherby ammo for certain! The only 6.5 I would consider is the old 6.5 Swede or Grendel, not a Kool aid drinker just threw the 6.5 Swede in for nostalgia, it's old and still works!

Agree, Sell it or trade it!

Derek
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 15:44 (12 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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