Originally Posted by Ian B
Thank you James for your advice but the 260 AI is out of the running for me for several reasons 1 my action is control round feed/ pre 64 win I have heard the AI does not like that and 2 i do not want to fire form.
The creedmoore is a option on the table but i do not really know to much about it yet. other than i would be sacrificing laupa brass.
I know laupa brass is something I would be sacrificing with the 6.5SLR to.
but keep in mind the guy in the link i posted above was getting around 2900 FPS with a 142 Gr MK thats pretty impressive.
note- I might have missed it but I do not see what barrel length he using and I am trying to contact him by phone to confirm more information about the round.
Long Time long ranger thank you for your advice but I can not use wsm because i have a 308 bolt face.
In my opinion the Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor brass gives up nothing to the Lapua brass in fact the 6.5 Creedmoor brass is far superior to the 243 Lapua brass that I have.
I have been shooting a 6mm Creedmoor (6.5 Creedmoor necked down to 6mm) no turn neck for the last 2 years in IBS 1000yd and 600yd matches and I have won a lot of fake wood with it. I also won a little with a 6.5 Creedmoor last year so there is no reason to discount the cartridge because of the brass.
The 6.5 Creedmoor will also push a 140gr bullet 2900fps+ but I have found the accuracy to be around 2800.