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.
It 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.
6.5 Remington Magnum Ballistics Chart:
Bullet diameter .264″
Bullet weight 129 grains
Bullet ballistic coefficient .485
Bullet velocity 3,000 feet per second
|Range||100 yds.||200 yds.||300 yds.||400 yds.||500 yds.|
|Drop||+ 1.5||0||– 6.5||– 19.0||– 38.2|
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
Check out our full rifle ballistics chart, here.