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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

 
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I've read the 6.5x55 AI is pretty sweet. You may check that out too. There's a guy on the benchrest circuit that has some success in the 1000 yard competition. Check out 6mmbr or the 1000 yard benchrest site. I forget the exact name but it's on the list. The way those guys push loads and practice going through barrel seems like the norm.

I read one guy shooting the 7-300WSM went through 15 barrels one year.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5x284 has been noted as a barrel burner because it is when used in 1k matches with long quick burst up to 20 rounds at a time, in a very short period. As an F-class or hunting rig they can last beyond 2k rounds because they aren't destroyed by heat. Even running a 140grn vld at 3k fps from a good barrel (bartlien, benchmark, lilja, brux, etc) they can survive that long in f-class and are superior, one of the most accurate 1000yrd chamberings period.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

backwoods83,

Thanks for the information. The round is looking better to me all the time. Like I stated earlier, I like the idea of being able to backer er off a bit and still have plenty of punch for the job. Yup, I'm a big block type of guy. I may have to pay a visit to my favorite store, spend some points, and acquire that stainless beauty. Since the weather is warmer, perhaps the dog will let me share his lodging for a night or two if necessary

Thanks again,

Crusty Buck
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:35 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

I'm going with the 6.5 Creed because Ruger makes it in a factory target model rifle. I will be using it mostly for fur hunting and to begin long range shooting. I would have happier if Ruger would have just stayed with the 260 . In reality for my purposes 600 yards will probably be the longest shot I take while hunting and there will no doubt be at least 4 shots under 50 yards to every one over 300 yards. At game.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Wow, given the country you hunt in, I'm surprised you would even consider a 6.5 mm of any size. You have some big critters up there that can really mess up your day. All I want a Rem 260 for is target shooting out to a 100 yds. I caould not find the gun I wanted in 260, so i settled for a Savage FCP-K in 308. Most of my shots are 500 yds at the range, so the 308 will do the job OK, but a .260 has better BC and less recoil. The 308 in the FCP-K doesn't have a lot of recoil either, so not a problem. Stay warm up there and shoot straight.

Crusty Buck
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:42 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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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
OR you can try my wildcat, the 6.5 PRO (Precision Rifled Ordnance, yep its a 6.5mm rifled cannon) those who know what "rifled ordnance" is, will be amused !!!!! 140 grain Bergers (bc .629) screaming at 3700 fps and 4250 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle, 1800 fps and 1006 ftlbs energy at 1290 yards... will be testing it on spring black bear in Alaska and moose in the fall with 140 gr Accubonds,
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:41 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Wow, given the country you hunt in, I'm surprised you would even consider a 6.5 mm of any size. You have some big critters up there that can really mess up your day. All I want a Rem 260 for is target shooting out to a 100 yds. I caould not find the gun I wanted in 260, so i settled for a Savage FCP-K in 308. Most of my shots are 500 yds at the range, so the 308 will do the job OK, but a .260 has better BC and less recoil. The 308 in the FCP-K doesn't have a lot of recoil either, so not a problem. Stay warm up there and shoot straight.

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My summer predator rifle is a 458 or a 416 . And considering I've encountered fresh bear tracks in every of the 52 weeks of the year in 1 part of Alaska or another I always pack a heavy loaded revolver when out in the brush.
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