Originally Posted by fj40mojo
Exactly what I was thinking. The original post was for a gas gun and this fits the bill. Available in .260 or 6.5 Creedmore, although I'd lean towards the .260 witht he availability of Lapua brass.
I have a DPMS in 6.5 Creedmoor and I'm very happy with it. I was looking for it or a DPMS .260 and I found the Creedmoor in a shop I was in one day so that ended my search. At the time ordering either one was a very long wait.
These are very close to the same and will be a great choice if you want a AR platform. I'm shooting around 3" some times more or just a little less at 500yds for 3 shots on a good day with 140gr A-max's.
The only things negative I would say is it chews up and dents some of the brass, and the factory trigger is horrible. I changed mine for a match trigger, for hunting you may be able to get by with the factory trigger. Mine is the heavy fluted 24" barrel and weighs over 11lbs empty, no scope or bi pod. I did not care about the weight of the rifle for I wanted it to shoot matches at 300 to 500yds off a bi pod and prefer the heavy and long barrel.
I will say this on the good side for the DPMS in either caliber, you should have no trouble hitting a standing wolf every shot at 500yds and no trouble killing them at 500yds with either of the calbers. Another thing is you will be able to get more shots off quickly if needed providing your nerve's stay with you
I'm not a person to just pull the trigger as fast as I can ever to just be shooting because I want every shot to be my best, So for me I do not shoot more ammo because of it being a semi auto. But with that said, I'll say this you can get back on target ( or wolf ) very quickly with either of these calibers.
Either of these are excellent hunting rounds for other game, so do not limit yourself..
I wish you the best with what ever you get.