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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

So back to the original thread, why a Creedmoore over the .260 Remington, or 6.5 Sweede, or 6.5 - 284? What makes this little Creedmoore so darn special?

Crusty Buck
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:56 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

For me it's the same as the 375 Ruger Alaskan deal. I like the round because of the rifle it comes in.
Perhaps I'll be able to get the VT model before spring.
I would have been just as happy with the 260 if it was in the rifle I wanted.
From what I've read the 6.5x284 is about 1,000 rounds before a barrel change. Thats not acceptable to me. And I don't need that much speed. New snow machines are spendy, and I need one to get into good wolf country. Kinda limits my rifle budjet. So a factory rifle is the most economical. For me.

The advertising was that the Creed fixed the problems that the 260 had. .I don't know if it did or not. But I sure like mine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:01 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

260's are hard to come by, I know. I searched like crazy this past summer for one in a good target/tactical gun. The only one I found was a Savage Long Range Hunter or 12vvs. Too much $. I haven't heard of any issues with the 260, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. What have you heard?

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:16 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Too much bullet shank intruding into the powder space. Not a parallel neck. .
Supposedly the 6.5x47 and the 6.5 Creedmoor solved those problems.
But there are lots of guys that like and shoot the 260. And do great with it. . As a hunter it's not as big an issue to me so I hope no one starts chewing me out.
It seems the 260 shooters like the Lapua brass .
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

It seems the 260 suffered from some of the same problems that the 300 Win Mag suffered. But there are lots of guys who have won lots of matches with the 300 Win mag.
Suppesedly those same issues were felt with in the 300 WSM And SHORTRUM.
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Someone told me the other day that the Marine Corps was replacing the 308 with the CM? Any truth to that? You used the term "Parallel Neck". What is that and what does it look like?

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:53 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

The sides of the case neck have less taper from shoulder to case mouth on the Creed than on the 260 Rem. .
Myself I think that if a reamer was cut to make a 260 Rem improved but instead of a more standard Ackley Improved where the joint of the neck and shoulder stay where they are and the outside edge of the shoulder is moved toward the case mouth. If the outside of the shoulder was kept where it is but the joint of the shoulder and neck was moved back to the base of the case and some of the neck taper was taken out it would yield an improved 260 with a 40 shoulder a longer neck and parallel sides of the neck.
The parallel case neck provides better neck tension as it releases the bullet. Supposedly that leads to better accuracy.
A reamer would also have to be cut for the sizer and seater / crimp die.
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