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6.5mm Remington Magnum / History:
Centerfire Rifle Cartridges
Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

6.5mm Remington Magnum:
 The 6.5mm Remington Magnum was introduced to the shooting public by Remington in 1966. The 6.5mm Remington magnum cartridge case is simply a necked down version of the Remington 350 magnum to .264 in. diameter. This cartridge is the second of the first true short magnums developed by Remington.

 The 6.5mm Remington magnum is an excellent, accurate, and flat shooting cartridge that is capable of taking most big game animals in the lower 48 states and is one of the more powerful 26 caliber cartridges, when loaded with 120 grain bullets at 3200 fps. it has enough power to be a very adequate round for deer at 500 yards.

 The 6.5mm Remington magnum is being reintroduced to the shooting public in 2004 and will be debuted in the Remington model 673 guide rifle with a 22" barrel. The 6.5mm Remington magnum is some what of a specialized cartridge, very well suited for 120 grain bullet weight use, when loaded with 120 grain bullets recoil is quite minimal and controllable.

  6.5mm Remington Magnum Barrel Specifications.
Common Barrel Twist Rate - 1/9
Bore Groove Diameter - .264"

  6.5mm Remington Magnum Reloading Specifications.
Bullet Diameter - .264"
Maximum Case Length - 2.170"
Trimmed Case Length - 2.160"
Primer Size - Large Rifle

  6.5mm Remington Magnum Loading Data Hints.
 The 6.5mm Remington Magnum will come to life with powders that have similar burn rates to IMR 4320 - IMR 4350.

6.5 Remington Magnum Reloading Data.
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center.

  6.5 Remington Magnum Trajectory and Hunting Applications.

 This is a down range trajectory chart for the 6.5 Remington Magnum cartridge with the scope mounted 1.5 inches above the bore center line plus if you were using this load, its effective hunting bullet energy range with well placed shots on,
Varmint / Predator size game, such as Bobcat, Cougar, Coyote.
Deer size game, such as Antelope, Blacktail, Hogs, Javelina, Mule, Whitetail.
Elk size game, such as Caribou, Black Bear, Sheep.
Moose size game, such as Brown Bear.
Bullet diameter .264"
Bullet weight 129 grains
Bullet ballistic coeffecient .485
Bullet velocity 3,000 feet per second
Range
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
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+ 1.5
0
- 6.5
- 19.0
- 38.2
2252
1960
1700
1467
1260
 Varmint
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+
+
+
+
+
 Deer
+
+
+
+
+
-
 Elk
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+
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-
-
-
 Moose
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-
-
-
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Rifle Ballistics:
.26" Caliber
6.5 x 55mm
260 Rem.
6.5mm Rem. Mag.
264 Win. Mag.

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