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

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Unread 10-28-2012, 01:36 PM
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

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

Another +1 for the savage and .260. I also have a savage lrp .260 that I get 2860 fps and shoots in the .3s with berger 140hvld bullets. By comparison a lot of the 6.5x284 s I see shoot +/- 2950 fps with the same length barrel but with more powder. I went .260 because it was way easier to find on the shelf than the other options if for some reason I lost my reloads. It's hard to go wrong with any of these options. Something to keep in mind is 6.5x284 is a long action based cartridge vs the others being on a short action.
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

6.5x284 Savage with 140gr SST shoots ~ 1/2" at 200 yards stock gun with my handloads.
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Thank you guys all very much. I was able to learn a lot from all that great info you gave me. I think I'm going to shoot for the Savage Long Range Precision 6.5mm Creedmoore. I believe I'd like the 6 BR better but those rifles are a bit out of my price range (unless the Model 12 F-Class could be found on sale for around $1000?). The LRP rifles I can afford and I think it is a decent compromise.
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

i'm confused a little, which is common. this thread was started cfrom someone with a different screen name and pilotphil commented. I think he may have a similar thread.
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

Oops, I think you're right.. None the less, this was a helpful thread too!
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Re: Best long range round. 6.5 creed, .260, 6.5x284, or 6mm br?

6mm Competition Match, was banging 8"round ar500 at 1000 yards yesterday, 4-6 times in a row between misses. misses were due to pick ups and let offs of wind, using bipod and squeeze bag off bench at Manatee Gun Range Myaaka City Florida. not bad for a barrel wih 4000 rounds down it.
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