Hello Everyone!! I just joined the forum and look forward to my first 6.5mm AR build. We have 144 hilly acres in Cannon County Tennesse & I get to do a good amount of shooting on our land. I plan to get a 264lbc AR upper together soon for next deer season and for the ever plentiful coyotes. Are there any other 6.5 shooters in my neck of the woods?
I'm not in your neck of the woods, but I do love me some 6.5s and even more the 6.0s lately. Where I live, now, in the flat wide open plains of North Central Montana, the faster the better. My bullets are almost literally racing against the wind to reach their targets. Where I grew up in the mountains of western Montana, though, it was all about hitting them as hard as I could with the biggest bullet I could find.
The 264LBC is a great round for deer here in TN. I bag a decent buck 2 years ago with one. Handloaded a 100gr Nosler partition with some CFE223. It was a clean shot at about 125yards. That round just destroyed both lungs with very little damage visible on the outside.
Post by ChiefPlumber on Feb 4, 2016 17:09:57 GMT -8
At least I'm not the newest noob now. You wouldn't by chance have hunting mules would ya? LOL. My uncle had a string we used to pack with in Colorado until he got to where he could no longer go. Lot's of good times. I was always put on "Dirty Debbie"...ha, ha.
Love the 6.5's. Had a 6.5 RemMag I traded for a M700 .260 Rem. Been hunting that bolt gun for 15 years now.
I waffled on a 6.5 for my AR build but settled on the 6x45...not to taking away for your 264lbc. I found an Aero A5 set at Schuyler Arms on sale that pushed me to 6mm for my AR15. I've plenty brass for the LR260 build in the future.
You wouldn't by chance have hunting mules would ya? LOL. My uncle had a string we used to pack with in Colorado until he got to where he could no longer go. Lot's of good times.
What a small world we live in, huh? I don't have any of my own, but my family breeds and trains them. It was horses when I was growing up, but then in the '90s my folks got into mules. The only horses left are broodmares to birth the mules. Right now, I think they actually have more mollies than mules.