Originally Posted by bigngreen
Looking at the choices I would go with the 260 in a short action or the 6.5x284 in a long action. Both have the brass advantage over the Creedmore, that would be the main thing IMO. I would shoot the heck out of it and when elk hunting comes around buy a little heavier hitter.
If you want a 6.5 Creedmoor then that,s what you should get "BUT" I think the reason most
people recomend the 260 is the brass availability (I found 4 brands and they were Rem, Lapua,Nosler and Norma) I also found 21 different types and brands of loaded ammo.
The 6.5 Creedmoor had only 7 different boxes of ammo and two brands of brass (Hornady
There may be more brands and boxes of ammo for both but I couldn't find them.
Both cartriges are ballistic equal with less than 75 ft/lbs difference. So availability of componants
would be the reason for the 260 and being an offshoot of the 308 there is lots of brass with a different head stamp that is available.
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