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My new 6.5 Creedmoor

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:30 PM
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My new 6.5 Creedmoor

Got a new rifle, Savage 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor, Went with a somewhat common reload, I had a match coming up in 2 days and had basically an hour after work to get it sighted in and ready to go. Loaded up 100 rounds and took it out.

Here is a shot video, the rifle has less than 20 rounds threw it in this video
Shooting 475 -825 yards.

The match went good for what little time I had with the rifle. I got 6th place out of 19 shooters

This was from one of the stages, 200 yards weak side! "left handed"

After less than 90 rounds threw the rifle, I am very happy with it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:48 PM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

How did you break in the barrel? Nice shootn
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

Ran a few patches of solvent, few dry ones, an oil patch, a few dry ones, and took it out and it. DONE! lol
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

I like your break-in method...Sounds very similar to mine. LOL

While I'm not a Savage (bad pun intended), that's a great caliber. Looks like a good heavy barrel on there, too. What length did you go with?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:33 PM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

Awesome video man. I love the little CM, it get the job done.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

speaking of bbl break ins. My 6.5 CM was kind of a test rifle in some ways. Tested a few different things that worked out pretty well.

Rifle is a GAP Templar custom
Manners T5 with mini chassis with glass bed to boot
20" Bartlien light varmit gain twist 10-8.17
XMark pro (tuned to 2.5 lbs)
G2DMR in badger rings

Rifle came in when I was out on the road. I showed back up to the house the evening before the local 600 yd BR match.

I always break my bbl in per manufactures how to.
I had great luck with the bartlein before it 308
I decided to not do a thing to it to see how it turns out.
I showed up the the match an hour early to put the scope on at 100 yds and shoot the berm at 800 yds to get an idea of MV

I saw where I was and felt good and went to the big steel plate at 600.
Shot and it went dead center, felt good. Next one went way over.
Next one went real low and so on. Terrible groups.
I called all my shots good and wind was not the issue.

I was worried about it since I didn't break the bbl in but shut down when the guys were ready to setup. I got my bench and got ready to be disappointed. I was glad to be around some shooters finally and our local BR guys are pretty good.

Setup on my bipod and went on to the match. Dialed in 3.5 mils and went for my steel and drilled it. Went on to shoot 48s average and have had not a lick of trouble with it ever. Its got 1400 rounds in it now and I have cleaned it once and weve shot 20 shot groups fast at 900 and 1000 yds first to test its consistency. does great.

I waited till I shot 1K rounds of factory ammo in it before I cleaned it the first time ever and it cleaned fast and easy.
I probably wont break in another custom bbl again. That thing is sweet. Im not a fan of cleaning anyway so it should work out. I never knew why the gun didn't want to shoot the first few like my surgeons did but I don't care. She came alive very soon afterwards.

Yours looks to be .25 MOA rig.
Cant beat that
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:03 AM
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Re: My new 6.5 Creedmoor

I did the same with my .308 rem 700, it had 1700 rounds when I sold it and it shot in the .3's when I let it go.

I will be shooting the 6.5 again this weekend, I plan on taking it out to a mile!
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