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6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

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Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

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You don't really have a bad choice in the bunch for what you are doing.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is pretty much a proprietary offering from Hornady so you would be limited in component choices so the 260 Remington is better in that regard. The 25-06 is never a bad choice for your intended use.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

    The 6.5Creedmoor is great for long range coyotes. Granted, it's not as fast as the 25-06 but it's easier on your shoulder. My 6.5Creedmoor has taken a mule deer and an antelope in the past two years. I wouldn't think twice about using it on a "yodel pup" hunt.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

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    The 6.5 Creedmoor is pretty much a proprietary offering from Hornady so you would be limited in component choices so the 260 Remington is better in that regard. The 25-06 is never a bad choice for your intended use.
    Nosler will soon be making 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition so it will no longer be just hornady. Other companies will probably follow Nosler. I personally would go for the Creed because thats my personal coyote weapon. Its a very devastating coyote cartridge!
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

    And Nosler will also be making brass so you will have some decent brass.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

    Shane-agree with the 243! Very accurate and so close to the 25-06 with a better selection of bullets.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

    As far as 6.5 creed brass is concerned the hornady brass has been excellent and easy to obtain, nosler is coming, others will follow suit. You can also make it out of 22-250 or anything from the 308 family so that point is really meaningless. Hornady also has excellent factory loaded match ammo thats cheap. 6.5 creed fits in short actions better then 260 with bullets loaded close to the lands and ballistics are equal.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260 Remington?

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    As far as 6.5 creed brass is concerned the hornady brass has been excellent and easy to obtain, nosler is coming, others will follow suit. You can also make it out of 22-250 or anything from the 308 family so that point is really meaningless. Hornady also has excellent factory loaded match ammo thats cheap. 6.5 creed fits in short actions better then 260 with bullets loaded close to the lands and ballistics are equal.
    +1 on that. I think people will see many more companies start making ammo and reloading components for the Creedmoor.
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