Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


6.5 Creedmoor and others...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-20-2012, 02:04 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: So. California
Posts: 409
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor and others...


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,
Reply With Quote

Unread 05-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor and others...

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.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-04-2012, 04:58 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 699
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor and others...

I am picking up my cooper very soon, cant wait, got a nightforce to go on it, should be a tack driver
Life is Short; Live, love, Hunt
270 Winchester.......Jack had it right
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 6.5 Creedmoor and others...
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5 creedmoor longrangeshooter1 Guns For Sale 6 12-01-2014 08:21 PM
6.5 creedmoor mtnwrunner Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 05-12-2012 10:03 AM
Wtb 6.5 creedmoor dies longrangeshooter1 Reloading Equipment and Components 0 08-04-2011 06:23 PM
Scope for 6.5 Creedmoor Walker1 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 6 07-29-2011 11:47 PM
6.5 creedmoor parker20 Reloading 2 03-03-2009 09:23 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC