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#6734369 - 04/13/17 04:52 PM 6.5x68 Action
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Found a Winchester Pre-64 barreled action in 6.5x68. Any thoughts on this?
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#6734404 - 04/13/17 05:22 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Cool cartridge, if you can find brass and supplies. It's sort of an unbelted Euro .264 WinMag.
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#6734505 - 04/13/17 07:16 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Interesting, never heard of that one. I load for a friend and his 6.5x57's brass was not the easiest to acquire. Seems like it could be similar to the 6.5-06 ack imp.
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#6734665 - 04/13/17 09:36 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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#6734699 - 04/13/17 10:18 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Can't go wrong with a pre-64 barreled action---unless the cartridge it's set up for just won't feed, extract or eject. It may not be such a sticky problem with the M70 CRF action, but I'd double check. Not a damn thing wrong with the cartridge performance-wise, but there again I'd double check to make sure I was willing to do what it might take to keep the rifle fed.
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#6735759 - 04/15/17 11:27 AM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Thanks for the input.
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#6737349 - 04/17/17 11:24 AM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Had one suggestion on utilizing as 6.5-06....
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#6740255 - 04/19/17 07:08 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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#6740312 - 04/19/17 08:04 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Originally Posted By: Grendel 6.5
Had one suggestion on utilizing as 6.5-06....



So...what ARE you going to do? It's interesting.
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#6740411 - 04/19/17 09:26 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Originally Posted By: Grendel 6.5
Had one suggestion on utilizing as 6.5-06....



So...what ARE you going to do? It's interesting.


That might be a tricky conversion since the rim of a 6.5-06 is .473 and the X68 rim is ,512 inches. It would probably be easier to modify to a belted magnum than a 06 sized case.

With brass available I would really consider getting it and a good supply of brass. The cartridge nips closely on the heels of the 264 Win Mag and has a slightly rebated rim without a belt.

That is one cartridge rarely seen in this country.
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#6740417 - 04/19/17 09:31 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Hehehe...right. Lost sight of the fact the barreled action is already converted. If brass can be had without giving up an arm and/or gonad, why not go for it? If it comes close to the .264 than it's gotta be a great cartridge performance wise, and has lots of cool factor for being unusual.
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#6740434 - 04/19/17 09:46 PM Re: 6.5x68 Action [Re: Grendel 6.5]
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Some RWS brass on gunbroker one just ended with 0 bids and a buy now price of 139,99. http://www.gunbroker.com/item/638428470
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