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Unread 02-08-2012, 01:13 PM
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ruger 6.5 creedmore

i see ruger is now using a 24" tube on the new hawkeyes...anyone know what kind of velocity is attainable with the 140 gr ?
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    Unread 02-08-2012, 01:39 PM
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

    I don't think they are getting any more than 2750 FPS with 140's. Have not done it myself but that is what I am told is doable. I would have to have one if 3000 could be attained.
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    Unread 02-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

    sounds like the creedmore is in the 7mm 08 260, 6.5x55 , class..i'd like to have one just because its something different..actually i wouldn't mind a 6.5x55 swede..if i could find a factory rifle chambered in one.
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

    The factory loads produce around 2700 fps with a 24 inch tube. I used 2750 fps in the G7 ballistic program for my rifle (24" barrel) and it was just a little low at 600 yards when I shot in the field. I'd say 2700-2750 is what most 24 inch barrels will run with the 140's.
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

    @shade mt,

    Howa makes a fairly nice 6.5x55 factory rifle, it even has the proper twist.

    Gary
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    Unread 02-09-2012, 11:35 AM
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

    any thoughts on the howa 6.5's ?...i'm really itching for a medium range whitetail rifle.....many calibers fit that task....i just want something different....and a 6.5 cal is something i don't have ...(yet)....so steer me in the right direction
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    Re: ruger 6.5 creedmore

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    any thoughts on the howa 6.5's ?...i'm really itching for a medium range whitetail rifle.....many calibers fit that task....i just want something different....and a 6.5 cal is something i don't have ...(yet)....so steer me in the right direction

    Buy the Ruger. You wont be disappointed at all. I was going to have a 6.5 built and after I got to digging into it everything has to be made ( other than the slugs) Casings go thru various stages...etc.....So I opted for a 260. Basically a 308 casing and little mod work required.

    And then I turn around and get a 6mmBR build...geesh
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