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Old 10-28-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

So from What I have read here and other places
I should expect to get a max fps of 2900-2950(approx)
Recoil should be slightly more than the 25-06 but slightly less than the 308(recoil is a big consideration since I shoot 250-300 rounds a day durning rock chuck season)
Barrel life should be good but not great
and Accuracy should be real good
Im thinking the nosler 120 gr BTs since I will be shooting lots of rock chucks and the deer everynow and then (maybee a bear).
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:26 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

Heres some intersting video.

6.5 Creedmor is a pretty neat little round. Very light recoil. Less than the 6.5x284. I don't care what anyone says, less recoil makes for a gun you shoot a lot more, and therefore can get good with.

Just food for thought.

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

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Thanks for the video very interesting never thjought to look to you tube for info on a cartridge.
I can not agree with you more thats way I keep asking about recoil I shoot alot and mild recoil makes it so much more enjoyable and the way we shoot a break is not a option
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

This bit of information may help you decide. The 6.5 Creedmoor 120Gr. Hornady A-Max load states a MV of 3020 with a 28 inch barrel. Shorter barrel =lower MV.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

One big thing keeping me from making up my mind is these two calibers are really only avaible from savage in a factory gun.
I would really prefer a remington.
Dont get me wrong I have savage and its a great gun but there are alot more parts to be had for a remington than a savage(stocks,moa bases ect)
plus the savages only come with short barrel
I may end up going with the remington sps varmit stainless in 308 win
but I really like the balistics of these over the 308
Decisions whats a guy to do?
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

The TC Icon comes in 6.5 Creedmoor. If you want 26 inch barrels you'd either have to go the custom route or one of the Savage versions. Of course you can buy a Remington 30-06 length action (for the 6.5X284) and have a custom rifle built to your specs.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: 6.5x284 vs 6.5 creedmoor

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I have a Savage LRH in6-5x284. It actually has the same barrel length as the Predator,24". Savage counts the muzzle brake in the barrel spec with the LRH. They also have the same long action and 1:8 twist. I'm getting 2965 FPS with 140gr VLD Bergers and .25-.5 MOA at 500 yards. I know a guy that gets similar performance with his Predator. It's a great shooter for the money. For the shooting you describe it should work well, and give you the energy to stretch your deer hunting to 1000 yards if you ever desire to do so. As to which caliber, ballistics with either round will very likely be superior to the rounds you mention with the right loads. Barrel life could be shorter in the 6-5x284 than most of the other rounds you mention, but for the kind of hunting you describe, it's probably academic. My personal preference would be the 6-5x284.
I wonder if you can enlighten me further - I found your above info quite interesting - what does it mean the muzzle brake on the LRH is "adjustable"? I have had muzzle brakes that have gas ports all the way around, and they kick up more dust than I like....... Is the break interchangeable?
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