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Old 05-07-2012, 12:11 PM
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6.5 creedmor

im looking for another hunting/ range gun. been reading really good things on both the 260 and 6.5 creedmor. i have read where some people think the 6.5 is going to be the next big thing and alot of people are saying that they think the are fading the 260 out. my question is which has better ballistics and do you think the 6.5 is going to stick around and more people pick up on ammo? whitetail will prob be the biggest game i would hunt with this gun
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

I think you may have stepped on some toes with your info on the 260. Its not going anywhere. I think the 6.5 is a better design, but not so much so as to upset its main rival. I bought into the 6.5 because I don't hand load and for the price the factory 140 Amax is cheap.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:05 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

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I think you may have stepped on some toes with your info on the 260. Its not going anywhere. I think the 6.5 is a better design, but not so much so as to upset its main rival. I bought into the 6.5 because I don't hand load and for the price the factory 140 Amax is cheap.
I do handload but buy ammo of about 3 different breeds.. 6.5 Creed for a friend...260 for me and 6BR for myself. You can load a 6.5 Creed a little more, but the diff doesnt amount to Jack Squat.

6.5 Creed...100gr slug.....40.5 gr of Varget....3122 fps @ 60K pressure
260 Rem...100 gr slug...39.5 gr of Varget.....3025 fps and 58.9 PSI
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:54 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

The 6.5's have been around a looong time. They are here to stay! Excellent ballistics, mild recoil, and very good terminal capabilities.

The 260 and Creedmoor are ballistic twins. The 260 has much better brass available from Lapua. The Creedmoor offers an abrupt shoulder, slightly better case design.

My pick would be the 260, for the Lapua brass, and better availability. You really can't go wrong.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

This post covers part of the debate I'm having with myself about my next caliber. be good to see some more opinions on the Creedmoor
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:49 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

Not trying to step on any toes or anything thats just what ive read. i have been leaning towards the 260 bc of the brass available for it. im just wondering if they r going to come out with anything else for the 6.5 or if its just goin to sit where its at for now and which you would honestly prefer and why.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:11 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

I chose the .260 for the fact of more factory loads available. That being said I do reload but I wanted to have the option to grab it off the shelf if I was ever in a pinch.
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