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Unread 05-09-2013, 05:35 PM
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260 vs 6.5 creedmoor

Just wondering what the difference is seems like the same cartridge... Minus a little length for the 6.5 creed
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    Unread 05-09-2013, 05:45 PM
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    Re: 260 vs 6.5 creedmoor

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    Just wondering what the difference is seems like the same cartridge... Minus a little length for the 6.5 creed
    Ya got the difference...

    I went with the 260 because of the availability of getting ammo. I put it in a heavy Rem action with a varmint weight barrel in the same stock that Rem uses on their VLS "varmint" guns.
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    Unread 05-09-2013, 09:15 PM
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    Re: 260 vs 6.5 creedmoor

    Flip a coin....

    Lots of articles out there regarding 260 vs 6.5 CM vs 6.5x47 Lapua.

    Zak Smiths article comes to mind: 6.5mm Shootout: .260 Remington vs. 6.5x47 Lapua vs. 6.5 Creedmoor

    I personally don't think you can go wrong with any of the three.
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    Unread 05-10-2013, 11:09 AM
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    Re: 260 vs 6.5 creedmoor

    At my range we have:
    Me and a couple more with 260
    Buddy with 6.5 Creedmore
    Buddy with 6.5x47 (Lapua)

    The number one difference is in accuracy, there is no difference.
    The number two difference is in velocity, there is little difference in velocity. Of course projectile weight being the same vs barrel length vs those other external influences.

    Lastly the biggest difference is I like my 260 because I compete in our "tactical" matches against the buddy with 6.5x47 (Lapua) and when I win I want it clear that it's the shooter not the caliber. When he wins he praises his DTA, I praise my DIY Weatherby Custom.

    Basically, there is so little difference it all depends on you and your preference. The buddy with the 6.5x47 (Lapua) and DTA is very 'brand' conscious. I on the other hand prefer to buck the brand trend and analyze what works. The buddy with the 6.5 Creedmoore likes Savage rifles and chose the one in the middle.
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