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6.5 Creedmoor and others...

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Unread 03-20-2012, 02:04 PM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor and others...

Jumpalot,

You already have it figured out sir. You made the "tradeoff" for the 123 / 130gr bullets and avoided having to deep seat the heavy bullets, which would have brought you down right into the range of the slightly lesser case capacity of the Creedmore. The CM and 140gr bullets lose less case capacity to deep seating of heavy bullets, thus it and the .260 come pretty close to each other in this use case.

Pretty much pick one and smile. The lapua does have very high quality ammo you can purchase, so that may make some difference. I am not sure the .260 has anything but good old hunting ammo. If you reload then that "advantage" is nullified.

Have a good one,
Gary
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    Update. I bought a Savage weather warrior, 6.5 Creedmoor. I slapped my Kahles Helia CL 4-12X52 on it. I did the break in with 129 gr, and 140 gr Hornady ammunition. I was seeking a reduction in recoil and I got it, to the tune of nearly 50%. I'm delighted with the round so far. Initially it appears that the the rifle shoots 1 MOA or better, but I'm still breaking in and sighting in.
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    I am picking up my cooper very soon, cant wait, got a nightforce to go on it, should be a tack driver
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