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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Unread 11-27-2012, 02:08 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

With the 6.5 Creed. I'm going to start with Varget and 110-120 grain bullets. If the speed is to hard on fur I'll go up to 140 s and probably H4350. I hope the Varget load is accurate. .
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    Unread 11-27-2012, 07:54 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    Cold Trigger Finger, Why not go to a solid. I loaned my Barnes manual out to one of my students so I don't have a handy reference in front of me, but Barnes, and other make some solids that should work for your CM in lower weights. By the way, you guys don't have a lot of shooting light up there right now, correct?

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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    I just got a custom 260 and love it. I also own a 6.5-06 and love it too. The 260 has a little more power than the Creedmore. I'd give it a very slight edge but both are great platforms.
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    Unread 11-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    jlamb, Nice inventory of firearms. Concerning the .260 and CM, have you heard or experienced any edge with the CM in respect to accuracy. Some say it's a more efficient cartridge and inherantly more accurate. Everything I have read says they are essentially the same, with the .260 having a bit more push. I have 60 rds of 308 through a new Savage FCP-K. I bought it with the intent to eventually rechamber it to .260. Other than just an idea, I have never shot the CM or the .260. Side Note: Do you know of a good accurate load for a 6 mm Rem with a 1:12 twist?

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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    I've seen really good results thru Savages in the 6.5CM. Mine is a custom so the results are a little lopsided. A few questions-
    1. Will this be used for hunting or target/tactical?
    2. Do you plan on shooting 140 to 142 grain bullets they it?

    Per the 6mm Reminton, I've got some loads for a 1 in 13" twist using 70grain Nosler BTVs. I'll message you.
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    338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 07:01 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    Target shooting. Looking forward to the 6 mm info.

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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    CB; as long as its not cloudy we have a good 8-9 hours of shooting light. As long as it stays cold it's clear sky's. I hate it when it warms up because that usually means it will snow. We've got 10"-1' of snow on the ground. It's 37 below right now and almost enuf light to see fur hanging up in a brush fringe. Working today tho.
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