I am in the "wants" for a new Rifle. A lighter caliber with light recoil.
Not a custom build long range rig but a off the shelf with a few mods rig. I know that this is a long range site and I really have picked up lots of valuable info--thanks.
So I have been reading a lot about the 6.5's and am very interested in that cartridge. I am thinking 6.5 creedmore or 25-06.
My question to you all is pro /con of either rifle? I live in the west and will mainly use it for Deer/ Antelope/coyote/chucks and under 500yrds.
I already have a .243 and smaller and 7-08 and larger calibers.
Any and all input greatly appreciated.
6.5 Sherman is a great one...And, IMO, better than the Creedmoor.
Also, the 25-06 is a great round, too.
One of the best rounds I think there is for all of that you plan on using it for, is the .257 Weatherby. It is one of the best for whitetails and antelopes and plains game. But also makes a great coyote gun.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
It all depends whether you want a factory rifle or a custom build. Custom builds the sky is the limit on choice of round and price. Factory 6.5s are kind of limited in choice.
I shoot a 6.5Creedmoor factory Savage model 10 and am well pleased with it. YMMV
Savage makes a line up for the 260, 6.5 creed, and the 6.5-284. All are pretty sweet and so far the ones I have played with shoot very very well.
There is neat model predator that I would consider. Nice rifle. I have something very similar in a 116, SS 24 fluted varmint, SS action, accustock, accutrigger, in a 6.5-284. Rare rifle, but I love it. Shoots well, no issues.
IMO, no. The 7mm in comparable bullet weights does not hold a candle to the 6.5 for BC. However, the 7mm08 is a great chamber, easy to find ammo and components, and is proven. I am working on 1 right now for a kid and love it so far. It is shoots 140s around 2700 to 2750 in a 21" barrel.
You can get heavier pills for 7mm as well much easier than the 6.5 but the speed is slower so the trade off is not worth it.