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Old 05-21-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Which 6.5 ?

I got to step up for the Creedmoor, it have just under 1,200 rds of 140 A-maxes loaded with 42.5 gr H4350 @ 2875MV through mine as my comp rifle AI ce January...I jus re measured my throat and have .015" throat erosion and still shooting lights out.
It's hard to beat the Creedmoor for a LR practice round.

Another benefit you will see is the high BC of the 6.5 bullets match some of the heavier 30 cal bullets so your windage calls will be very close between the CM and 300 Win Mag....all with inexpensive hornady brass and 1/2 the powder charge.

I have shot some 140VLD's with great results as well but I'm using the hornady bullets cause ther are just as accurate and less expensive to boot.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:12 PM
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First of all thank you all for your help. You guys are awesome and all of the opinions here are great. Thank you
Cwinner , that is what I am thinking right now. I know that the 6.5 bullets will make me a better shooter with my 300.
I was reading in the shooting times magazine I have dedicated to long range and they had an article in it about 6.5's. They listed the ballistics of them all up against a 300 win mag shooting the 190 grn smk's. what is funny is on wind deflection the 300 and 6.5's were neck and neck same wind holds to 1000. All of the 6.5's beat the 308 hands down on velocity and wind deflection. This cartridge will hang with a 300 wm in drop and wind calls. Obviously with the heavy 308 bullets the 300 has more energy but drop and wind are the same just from a bullet 80grns less and with way less recoil. Really was an eye opening article for me and got me thinking.

Darrin
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:52 PM
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I just ordered some 123 A-Max for coyotes, rifles not here yet (6.5 284). How are they working on coyotes for you.
Works great for 'yotes and worked pretty well on whitetail too.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 PM
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First of all thank you all for your help. You guys are awesome and all of the opinions here are great. Thank you
Cwinner , that is what I am thinking right now. I know that the 6.5 bullets will make me a better shooter with my 300.
I was reading in the shooting times magazine I have dedicated to long range and they had an article in it about 6.5's. They listed the ballistics of them all up against a 300 win mag shooting the 190 grn smk's. what is funny is on wind deflection the 300 and 6.5's were neck and neck same wind holds to 1000. All of the 6.5's beat the 308 hands down on velocity and wind deflection. This cartridge will hang with a 300 wm in drop and wind calls. Obviously with the heavy 308 bullets the 300 has more energy but drop and wind are the same just from a bullet 80grns less and with way less recoil. Really was an eye opening article for me and got me thinking.

Darrin
+1, that's has been exactly my experience between my 6.5 creed and my 300Win, they compliment each other nicely.....if you were lookin for a pure hunting 6.5 then the 6.5x284 or the 6.5x55 would be the way to go but for targets and general shooting the Creedmoor gets my vote..... I shoot against guys with the .260 and there is no practical difference between the Creedmoor and the .260, except the Creedmoor has a better case design with a longer neck cause its a true short action design case, if your stuck on Lapua brass availability look to the 6.5x47 Lapua......I finally got on the 6.5 bandwagon this year and been loving every minute if it...for reference one of my buddies has over 3,000 rds on a Creedmoor barrel and his is still shooting great.

Your on the right track with any of these short action 6.5's
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