I just ordered the Predator Hunter Max in 6.5 Creed.... Man that's an ugly stock.... So much for the budget, that thing's gotta go
I was looking for something to feed my 6.5 addiction w/o torching the throat of my 6.5WSM. Since I have the WSM I felt the x284 wasn't necessary. I'm looking to utilize the Creed as a work horse/trainer of sorts. Needed lots 'o' barrel life.
The Creed & 260 are so close it's a wash. The 260 does offer Lapua brass which is a huge Pro in itself. The new Hornady brass is receiving fantastic reviews so I'm not too worried as it has offered availability above & beyond that of Lapua.
One poster stated above "if you shoot factory ammo, buy the Creed". << Dern good advice right there. Hornady's factory match ammo (all I can find is the 123's right now) is supposed to be damn good. You CAN get 260 match ammo but it's harder to find & generally more expensive.
I just ordered 2 boxes of 6.5Creed loaded with 130bergers from Copper Creek, there's another 200 rounds of brass coming from Cabelas. We'll see how the Bergers do, it not it's all JLK or Matrix from there.