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Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:17 PM
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Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

I need help! I'm looking into getting into the long range game. I have narrowed it down to a 6.5 creedmoor, .260, 6.5x284, or the 6mm br. I have done some research and it seems as thought the 6.5x284 is a barrel burner. The creed and .260 both seem like good rounds and I don't know much about the 6mm at all. I currently have a savage model 16 weather warrior in a .300wsm. I've read a few things about this being a decent long range round, but haven't heard that much of it. Please give me some insight here!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:33 PM
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

How far are you going to be shooting, all those calibers are good for shooting 1000yds. or more the big difference is how they handle the wind.

I have a 6.5x284 and it is a very good long range shooter. I have shot it out to 1760yds.

I also have a 243 Winchester with a 1:8 twist 28" barrel that shoot 105gr. Bergers great out to 1200yds.

Both of my guns are built on Savage actions.
6.5x284 on a Daul port Target action
243 on a Savage model 12 action
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Proper hand loads will result in a very good long range rifle in the 300WSM. I would suggest a break if you plan to do prolonged shooting. Now to your original question, the 6.5x284 will be the best for long range hunting. The 260 and Creedmoor will do well to 8-900 yds on whitetails and well into the 1500yd range for paper. The 6BR is a very popular target caliber, but will work well for mid range hunting (600yds+ on deer, 1000 on varmints... maybe longer if you call the wind right). The 6BR will give you the longest barrel longevity and least recoil. The 6.5's will be very manageable in the recoil realm. Both are very popular for tactical shoots, and the Creed is gaining a lot of popularity on the target ranges to 1000yds. The 6.5x284 is the king of speed in the your chosen calibers. You will get about 1100-1500 rnds of useable .25 MOA accuracy. This is subjective, and I'm only offering what I know from others feedback. It all depends on how hard you push the barrel, and how hot you run your loads.

The 300WSM is very versatile. It can handle heavier class bullets with good results. It's set a couple 1000yd records. It is also a good long range animal rifle from varmints up to Elk and bear. The 6.5's will handle Elk and Bear, but depending on which one you pick depends on how far you want to shoot an animal. That's another topic in itself. So lets not go there. Too many opinions on that.

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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Thanks for you're help guys. Do you know anything about the savage Model 12 F class or bench rest model? And if so are the accurate enough to shoot competitively without any or little modifications?
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

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Thanks for you're help guys. Do you know anything about the savage Model 12 F class or bench rest model? And if so are the accurate enough to shoot competitively without any or little modifications?
I just had some trigger time on one the other day in 6.5x284 very nice rifle, I think if your a savage fan its a good buy.
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Any of the model 12's are very accurate. I owned the Mod12 VLP in .308. I have handled, but never shot the target models. The Savage palma and high power team use the same rifles you and I can buy. They have been very successful in rifle competitions. My cousin has a custom 338 Lapua built on a target action. It's the same that is used on the 12 F-class and F/TR. It is a solid action and with a very nice trigger. Can't go wrong with any of the the Target models if you plan to compete. Guys are finding that factory target models are not only competing well against custom rifles, but winning! If you can buy one or one of them tickles your fancy, go for it.

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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Another suggestion would be to build your own Savage. There is a great aftermarket and they aren't hard to put together. Buy a used rifle, put the Rifle Basix trigger on it, barrel of your choice, a competition recoil lug, and a good stock, and your good to go. Stockade Gun stocks makes some good hardware for your Savage rifle building needs. You'll also want to get a go-gauge for head spacing and a barrel nut wrench. Even with purchasing the tools, you'll save money and have a custom rifle. I would also suggest buying a Pacific Tool & Gauge Savage bolt head.

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