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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:33 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

The 260 is a fine cartridge and with good brass is capable of exceptional accuracy. I have seen several people consistently win 1000 yard F-class with it at sea level.

As far as killing animals, there was a lady who made a one shot kill on a very large elk at 800 yards or so. It is document on this forum
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I have both 260 and 6.5 creedmoor. I love em both. Both work well. They will get to 1000 yards with the right person. I have a 7mm rsaum that is being built now. I like my 6.5's though. The recoil is very mild on a 10 to 11 lb rifle.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

there's another round that might interest you. the 6.5 wby magnum at mcwhorter custom rifles. it has over a 1000 ft/lbs still left at a 1000 yards
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I have never shot a 260 or 6.5 CM, but compete against guys who use those cartriges in 500 yard shoots. I shoot 308 Win and 300 Win Mag. against these smaller cartriges and usually get my lunch handed to me. Less recoil from the bench does have it's advantage. If however, we were taking Elk at 500 yards, I'd take the 30's. The S.D.'s of the 6.5 offerings are impressive, but foot pounds make a difference as well. I do like the ballistics of the 6.5-284. Just thoughts.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:24 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Savage choice, I haven't looked but do they have a 6.5x284?

I bought a new 2007 model 116 BGH in 30-06 without the barrel. There is a dealer that sells them that way, fairly cheap too, I could look it up if you were interested. Savages are easy to rebarrel, then just buy a good 6.5 barrel and have it reamed for 6.5x284.

The model I bought didn't have the accustock but did have the accutrigger. I liked the model buy didn't like the accutrigger as it didn't work for me in hunting mode, I couldn't trust it as the trigger locks when you slamm the bolt hard. It's a safety feature but a disaster for a quick follow up shot as you then have to toggle the bolt up and down to re-set the trigger. So I bought an SSS trigger which is a normal trigger, but you have to buy a savage model that doesn't have the accustock or trigger options are basically just the accutrigger. I also replaced the cheap floorplate with savages DBM which is quality is my opinion. Savage sells them direct, in fact I have a second one that they shipped me twice. The first time I shipped it back to them at my cost. The second time I kept it. I may sell it for less than savage sells it sometime as I don't need 2.

Food for thought.

I think the 6.5x284 is the champ of 6.5 class.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:16 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

The post is over a year old, FYI savage has 5 models available in 6.5x284, and if you turn the accutrigger all the way down and then turn it back a 1/4 turn it won't try to slam fire when you close the bolt. And there are several triggers available, all superior to an SSS trigger.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:06 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I did shopping on line, as well as in my favorite well known hunting box store. They did have a Savage 6.5-284 long range hunter heavy barrel in stainless. There was still snow on the ground and the dog wouldn't give up his house for me so I passed it up. Everyone you read says the round is a barrel burner, they may be right. When I down load my 300 win mag it doesn't burn as much powder, kick as hard, but still delivers the goods with inhanced accuracy. I am assuming that the same could be done with the 6.5-284. When I have pushed my 308 Win or 223 Rem, they take the beating, but the accuracy goes to pieces, at least as far as long range competion shooting goes. I do favor that round over the CM and 260 for that purpose. The 6.5 Swede may very well be the balance I'm looking for. Thanks for the feedback. I have been looking for a donor rifle to add a custom barrel and stock to. Hard as hen's teeth to find.


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