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.