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6.5 Creedmoor or not?

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6.5 Creedmoor or not?

I'm trying to talk myself into a 6.5 Creedmoor for coyotes and longer shots on gophers. I'm just not familiar enough with it to be sure yet. I've got a gap between my 204 and 270win that needs to be filled, and the light recoil etc is awful tempting. But I'm wondering if i'd be better off with a 243, 25-06, maybe 6mm, etc. So far the Creedmoor is looking best. I know it's known for accuracy and light recoil, but that's about it. Bullet selection isn't as wide as the 243, and I know next to nothing about the 25-06. I'd like something easy on the shoulder so my wife can can use it as well ( I'd like to shoot my 204 once in a while too) But also something hard hitting enough for some medium range deer. What do y'all think, is this new Creedmoor the real deal, or am I better off with something tried n true?
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    I got a chance to shoot this at "Savage Day" at my club, I don't know about light recoil, maybe it was just a heavy load. But a very nice gun I must add.

    I have several friends that shoot .243 and I like that cartridge. I have one friend that uses it for woodchucks with a 55 grain Sierra and it is very soft shooting.
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    I would go 243AI or 6XC and shoot the 105 Amax or the a 115gn of some type. Will be very accurate, and do the job you want it too do.

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    The 6.5Creedmoor is the real deal. May I suggest you visit The 6.5 Creedmoor Forum - Portal to hear from owners of this fine shooting round.
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    I got a chance to shoot this at "Savage Day" at my club, I don't know about light recoil, maybe it was just a heavy load. But a very nice gun I must add.

    I have several friends that shoot .243 and I like that cartridge. I have one friend that uses it for woodchucks with a 55 grain Sierra and it is very soft shooting.
    Maybe I should clarify "light" recoiling. I go from a varmint 204 to a 270win shooting at max load, then to a 7mm rem mag (with several hot loads), to a 338 lapua sporter weight with no break. So "light" doesn't have to be 22lr light, just something I can put a bunch of rounds down the pipe in a sitting without getting beat up.
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    I was not thinking about you, I was thinking about your wife. I just wanted you to have something she would be happy with.

    You know what you are doing.

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    Just wanted to add, I grew up shooting wise as a shotgunner shooting clay, put more that 100,000 shells thru one gun alone and I have always gravitated toward the least amount of recoil to get the job done. Makes things more fun and I don't have a flinch, "knock on wood".
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    I was not thinking about you, I was thinking about your wife. I just wanted you to have something she would be happy with.

    You know what you are doing.

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    Just wanted to add, I grew up shooting wise as a shotgunner shooting clay, put more that 100,000 shells thru one gun alone and I have always gravitated toward the least amount of recoil to get the job done. Makes things more fun and I don't have a flinch, "knock on wood".
    I hear ya one that one. My old man was always a "bring enough gun guy" which is fine for him. He shoots about 4 rounds a year- 1-sight in elk gun 2-kill elk 3- sight in deer gun... I don't know how many times I've heard "you wont feel it in the field". It took me quite a while to get over the flinch I developed as a kid. His idea of practicing shooting technique was taking the 22 and a box of shells out to the gopher field.

    Once i got old enough to shoot when I wanted to, I was just so used to big guns that thats what I shoot. Now that I've got a few more years of shooting (and a wife that's not a fan of any recoil at all), I'm beginning to better understand the "least amount of recoil to get the job done theory". A well placed shot vs an artillery strike, I guess.

    I think I'll take look at the Savage. Does anyone know who else is chambering the 6.5 Creedmoor.
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