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Old 03-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Long barrel short barrel

So I built my A.R. with the intention of it being a tactical gun. As I got into it more I realized I wouldn't be happy unless I could reach out there at least six hundred yards with it. I talked to one of my local gun guys and he said on the 5.56 platform in his opinion said the 6.5 creedmore. I'd like to stay with the same size round for both uppers (I decided to build two) but if the 6.5 is better at distance so be it.

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Long barrel short barrel

As I'm sure most of you have probebly noticed the tactical set up is on the right. I recently got a scope and put it on. I realize the 16 inch barrel is on the short side for long range. Was thinking a 20 inch bbl in 5.56 with a 1 in 7. However I'm not sure the stopping power will be there at 600 yards for prairie dog to coyote size animals. I just don't think I'll have enough power out there. Does anybody know more about the 223 at ranges beyond 300 yards? How does it measure up against the 6.5? As always any information is appreciated.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: Long barrel short barrel

Have shot both and at long ranges the 6.5 Creedmoor far surpasses the .223 in both accuracy and ballistics.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: Long barrel short barrel

I agree with wbm, though I suspect SteveAreno was referring to the 6.5 Grendel. It's easier and less expensive to achieve long range accuracy from a bolt action.
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I agree with wbm, though I suspect SteveAreno was referring to the 6.5 Grendel. It's easier and less expensive to achieve long range accuracy from a bolt action.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Long barrel short barrel

Grendal is what I've found will fit. Although the guy at the gun store said creedmoor. Maybe mis spoke himself. On further research of my perspective rout I found its a little more involved than just slapping an upper on. Not the end of the world but the buffer is a little different. And if the zombies come and I have my 6.5 in my back pack and I wanna change over I don't wanna be looking for my buffer."Don't really think so but you never know". As much as I like the 6.5 I probably will go with a bolt action. More cost effective and no confusion when it comes to magazine changes." If I needed it in a hurry".
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:45 PM
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Re: Long barrel short barrel

6.5 grendal is for sure the way to go if your doing long distance killing but having said that, the 5.56 with the right bullet can take care of business as well, just not as good as the grendal.
Bullets in 6.5 are long distance kings
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