I've been a bit confused about this so I hope I can get some clarity here.
I know 6.5s of various flavor are all the rage now and I know how well they fare in comparison to a .308. I was going to have one of my rifles rebarreled into a .260 Rem but I love .308 and have a lot invested in it even though I am positive my LT OBR can do anything I need a .308 to do, I'm keeping the bolt gun.
I do have a great affinity for 6.5 Swedish as I have owned a bunch of Sakos chambered in it over the years. It is an amazing cartridge and you should read what it accomplished in Africa over the years. Also, it has a very well earned rep for accuracy. It is a hammer.
It seems to get left out of the new 6.5 craze for a couple of reasons I am aware of. First, is that it requires a long action while it's competitors do not. Second is that in deference to older bolt guns out there it is loaded below its true pressure potential. And that is where my question comes in. Given its case size, if loaded to maximum performance shouldn't it be ballistically superior to the main contenders like .260Rem., 6.5 CM and 6.5x47Lapua? I don't care about action length as I have an old school Sako AIII Hunter . That action is super strong and would definitely allow me to max out the Swede's potential. I may have this rifle "tacticalized" or I do know of a Tac Ops in 6.5 Swede that is a beauty. I am right/wrong in the comparison?