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Old 02-02-2007, 05:25 PM
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6.5 ,270 or 7mm on the 250 savage case


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I want to build a small light weight rifle for whitetail deer here in Alabama. I am thinking of a Remington Model 7 in a caliber that is easy to shoot and has adequate power with a 22 inch barrel. I have a vague memory of reading an article long ago about such a cartridge. I thought it was 270 Redding but after some checking I find that 270 Redding is based on the 308 case and is more power than I need. I have tried out the 6.8 SPC and it is powerful enough but just barely and not quite what I have in mind. Close though. I have a Mod 7 in 250 Savage and it is close also but just not quite enough bullet. I also have another Mod. 7 in 260 Rem. but with a 20 inch barrel. What I probably should do is just rebarrel it in 260 but put on a 22 inch medium weight barrel but I kinda want something not run-of-the-mill. Anyone have any experience with something like 6.5 Savage, or 270 Savage or 7mm Savage ?
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:45 PM
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This has been done in the 270 and 7mm IHMSA and the 270 Savage Ack Imp.

No experience with them, but Cartridges of the World lists them with loading info and a little background.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:28 PM
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Thanks kdub you have refreshed my memory. It was the 7mm IHMSA that I read about some years ago. Now I know what to look for. Still thinking of something along the line of the 270 Savage. Sort of a split between a 6.8 SPC and a 270 Winchester.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:14 AM
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The 6.5-250 has been done, too. I believe it had some following in the 1,000 yard benchrest community. Jim Carmichael wrote an article about that cartridge, among others, in Outdoor Life a few years back.
Darned if I can remember the name they tacked on the 6.5-250, though....
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:41 AM
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If you are going to wildcat a .250 Savage for deer, think about a .250 Savage AI. Of all the Ackley improved rounds, I have seen data that indicates this one picks up the most on a percentage basis.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:58 PM
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Even just reloading the original .250 Savage for a good bolt action should get you a 100grain bullet up to 3000 fps at the muzzle. Going with .250 Savage - Ackley Improved you should get up to 3200 fps with the same 100 grain bullet. That's pretty much .25-06 factory velocities. Why is that 'just not quite enough bullet' for deer?
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:29 AM
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The 6.5-250 has been done, too. I believe it had some following in the 1,000 yard benchrest community. Jim Carmichael wrote an article about that cartridge, among others, in Outdoor Life a few years back.
Darned if I can remember the name they tacked on the 6.5-250, though....
Jack! Now would that have been called the "CHEETAH"!!!
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