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I don't see many people talking about barrel life...I think most people agree that 6.5 is ballistically superior but it also burns through barrels 4-5 times faster than .308...I'm not convinced it's worth it...
Any evidence to support this? I have a friend with over 4000 rounds on a 6.5cm and still shooting well under 1/2 moa.
 

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So many variables . . . gotta be careful about throwing out numbers like that:


 

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If 6.5 was that much better why doesn't our US military or law-enforcement use it? I think we all know 6.5 has been around for a long time and had plenty of chances to prove it self more then a paper puncher
Well, the 6.5 was created from the same case. It is a necked down 308. The 6.5 has the capability of seating the long, skinny, efficient bullets where the 308 does not. If you're a hunter, the 308 might pack a bit more punch out past 500 but with todays efficient bullets doing what they are designed to do, I've seen as much damage from a single shot kill at 600 with a 6.5 as a 308. The 6.5 shines past 800 yards.
 
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