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Old 12-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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Re: In between caliber?

I think 2800 is about what you can reasonably expect if you push them a little. Hornady reports that 2700FPS MV on their loaded ammo pushing the 140 A-MAX. Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 6.5 Creedmoor if you click on any of the bullets it will give you data for Hornady loads.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:06 PM
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I love the 260 and would choose it over the Creed for the very reason you stated. In a crunch, you can form brass from a 7-08, 308, or 243.

Either round (Creed, or 260) is easy on the barrel, your shoulder, and just plain fun to shoot.
You can also form Creed' brass from 22-250 brass, and last i checked that was a popular caliber.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:46 PM
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As much as I like my 300rum and 300wm thought I'd go the 6.5 on latest build. Doing a 6.5-06 , 28inch sendero contour. Thinking I can get 140's over 3000fps easy, light recoil, can easily make cases using 25-06, 270, or 30-06 brass. Hoping it gets here soon.
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If you aren't opposed to a wildcat, the 6.5 Sherman or the 6.5 SS will both push the 140's over 3200' and the 160's at over 3000'. This is WM velocity with a lot less powder and better barrel life.......Rich
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If you aren't opposed to a wildcat, the 6.5 Sherman or the 6.5 SS will both push the 140's over 3200' and the 160's at over 3000'. This is WM velocity with a lot less powder and better barrel life.......Rich
Thanks for answering a few questions I didn't know the answer to when I was asked about them. I Was hoping you would stop in, because if anyone knows the answers, it's you.
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If you are seriously considering a 6.5, you owe it to yourself to research the 6.5 Sherman and the 6.5 Sherman Short mag.
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In no way am I trying to say that a 6.5 Sherman is a .338 Lapua, but to some, this may be a bit of an eye opener. The Lapua has nearly twice the energy. It is said that you need 1000 ft. lbs. of energy to kill an elk. I personally believe the tissue damage has a greater affect than the amount of energy, but that is for another debate. The Sherman still has 1223 ft. lbs. at 1000 yards. Following is a comparison of the ballistics with both having 26" barrels at a given set of enviromental conditions:

Lapua/300 grain Berger.......Sherman 160 grain Matrix
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cartridge.... MV........moa 1000........moa drift.......velocity 1000
.338 Lapua.. 2800'.........24.4..............4.2............... ..1853.........
6.5 Sherman.3025..........22.0..............4.7....... ..........1856.........
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