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Old 01-18-2011, 01:04 AM
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The 6.5mm Overlooked in America

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Originally Posted by Sophia View Post
The .260 Rem is still facing an uphill fight in terms of gaining a following.
The 6.5x55 was already well established (in terms of popularity) when the 7mm-08 showed up.
The Long-Suffering 6.5
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No 6.5mm cartridge, whether European or American, has done particularly well over here.
The longest-lived 6.5mm cartridge in America is the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser.
It has never burned up the world, but at least it manages to hang on with a small but loyal following.
David Tubb and Hornady with the 6.5 Creedmoor have done much to advance the notion of usefulness
and popularity of the .264 in America.

6.5mm Cartridges — Comparative Ballistics Performance
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It looks like Hornady has the right mind-set to make its new cartridge a success in the competitive
and practical market, unlike Remington who basically let the .260 languish in a few hunting rifles.
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