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Old 05-08-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

Everyone knows you're going to get great brass from Lapua, but my Hornady brass for my Creedmoor has been great. I'm on my 5th reload right now, and the primer pockets are as tight as the first firing. The first few lots of Hornady brass were supposedly not that great, but mine has been excellent.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 PM
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I think there are a lot of us thinking the 6.5 CM is going to be a big player, in the long-range shooting scene a long with the hunters.

I am having one built presently, its been at gunsmith now for 8 weeks. So for my money the 6.5 CM better be good at long-range game or I won't be happy.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:15 PM
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I have a 6.5 creedmoor built by bison barrels. It shoots an easy .5 moa with factory ammo (hornady match 120amax). Nice shooting little caliber. Low recoil, accurate and not a barrel burner. Haven't shot a 260, so can't comment on it. Getting about 2850 with the factory hornady ammo, which I know is on the slow side, but it's accurate so, who gives. I am sure hand loads could go much faster
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

Just for comparison...I have a .260 w/26" #5 Lilja and I'm getting Under .5moa 5 shot groups at 2750fps shooting the 140 berger.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:03 AM
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I use the 6.5x284 extensively for hunting and wanted a 6.5 for my high volume competition shooting. The 260 or CM seemed to be a good choice. I ended up going with the 260. The 260 has picked up significantly over the past few years, and the 6.5CM is partly responsible for this. I initially wanted a CM but it was at the time when brass and ammo was hard to get, and what was available was poor quality. I went with the 260 and am glad I did. The accuracy and ballistics are excellent, just about identical to the CM, and good brass is easily obtainable. Based on the number of riflles in 260 I'm seeing at matches, I believe this cartridge is increasing in popularity, and will be around for a long time.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmor

thank yall for the help. i think i will go with the 260. does anybody know very much about the savage lw hunter? i will eventually be getting something for some distance shooting i need another hunting rifle right now tho.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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I have both a Savage LRH in 6.5x284 and a Savage LRP in .260. Both are excellent shooters with consistant .25MOA performance out to a tested 500 yards. Only had to open the barrel channel up at the stock tip on the LRH to fully float the barrel, otherwise both delivered with no additional modification.
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