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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:26 AM
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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I'm new to long distance shooting, so I wanted to lean on the expertise of this forum's membership in evaluating two cartridges. I'd like to build a good gun for hunting deer or shooting targets out to 1000 yards. At the higher end, really only targets, since I'm not confident I could kill an animal at range. I think I've narrowed it down to a Savage model 12 LRP, but it comes in .260 and 6.5 Creedmoor. Lapua just announced they would be selling brass in .260, so I believe quality reloading costs would be better on that round as opposed to the 6.5 Creedmoor. I think the ballistics are almost identical, so I'm wondering if there's a reason not to do the .260 and, instead, go with the 6.5 Creedmoor?

Like I said, I'm new to this, and I was hoping some of the experienced shooters out there could point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

260 for me. It's a deer killer to 900 yards. If you want to get to 1k you will need something with a bit more power.

My 260 by MCR
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I am going with a Creedmoor, hoping to get the build started in a month or so.
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

260 rem for me as well the creedmore has less steam and you will need all the steam you can get at 1k.

In hindsight I would have spent more and gone with a 6.5wsm or 6.5-06AI
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:17 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I have had a 260 custom for a while and love it ! i built it for the 140g amax and it is superb to 1000 and beyond, a stout load of vitavori N560 really works for me .

the creedmor has slightly less oommph but i doubt you'd notice ?

in the end i don't think either would dissapoint you?

Russ

ps , i guarantee you will love the 6.5mm bullet!
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Either one will "ring steel" way on out there, I've built rifles in both caibers just for that purpose. IMHO, neither one has the 'foot pounds' needed for deer size or larger game 'way on out there'.
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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In hindsight I would have spent more and gone with a 6.5wsm or 6.5-06AI
In that case, go 6.5x284 then you can use Lapua brass.
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