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Old 01-13-2008, 10:37 PM
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Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor

Does anybody have any dirt on the new Hornady 6.5 creedmoor round. Looks impressive on hornadys web site. Its supposed to have a smaller case than the 260 but be around the 3000fps mark. as far as I know only DPMS is chambering it. If anyone has any additional info i'd like to hear it. thanks!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:15 AM
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the velocities given for it are out of a 27 or 28 inch barrel, .260 would be a better option IMHO
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:07 PM
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Creedmore

There is some discussion on 6mmbr.com. Creedmore has more capacity than 6.5x47L, but less than .260. Case design of 6.5x47L and Creedmore are more condusive to accuracy and longer barrel life vs. .260

No free lunch, more capacity, longer barrel and higher pressure yeilds higher velocity. I think Hornady used long barrel and high pressure to attain results.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:32 PM
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I think the design was primarily for semi-auto match rifles, or tube guns with long barrels and match sights. For what it's designed to do - it's nice. Unless a person just wants something different, I'd personally opt for a 6.5-284 6.5x55, or standard .260 if I were considering a 6.5 bolt piece for LR applications.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:05 PM
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To get those velocities they use a powder with higher amounts of nitro that makes it unavailable for the general public.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:40 PM
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To get those velocities they use a powder with higher amounts of nitro that makes it unavailable for the general public.
Yep, just like they do with the .204 :mad:
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thanks fellas,

For some reason I have a 6.5 bug eating at me. 6.5x284 seemed to be the ticket but then I learned of the short barrel life and the 260 seems to be lacking in the velocity dept. so I was hoping the 6.5 Creedmoor would be promising. oh well back to the drawing board.
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