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Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

 
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:42 PM
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Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

I have a Mod 7 in an HS Precision stock that needs a barrel. I want a caliber that can reach out to 500ish yards for coyotes. 260 or 6.5 Creedmore or...? It has a 20" now, but I could deal with a 22". Any advice? Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:26 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

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I have a Mod 7 in an HS Precision stock that needs a barrel. I want a caliber that can reach out to 500ish yards for coyotes. 260 or 6.5 Creedmore or...? It has a 20" now, but I could deal with a 22". Any advice? Thanks!
Just a thought; 6XC I have one in a Weatherby MarkV Varmintmaster it's a murder stick on Yotes. It has a 26" barrel but it should work well with a 22" inch.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:30 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

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I have a Mod 7 in an HS Precision stock that needs a barrel. I want a caliber that can reach out to 500ish yards for coyotes. 260 or 6.5 Creedmore or...? It has a 20" now, but I could deal with a 22". Any advice? Thanks!
Either would work, no problems. That would also take bigger critters at 500 too.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:55 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

You could always have the bolt face opened up to magnum size, and build a 6.5 SS (Sherman Shortmag)...

Or, if you don't already have one, a regular old heavy-barreled .308 Win. The single most accurate rifle I ever owned was a custom .308 built off a Model 7 action with an HS Precision Pro2000 Varminter stock on it. It would literally put 3 shots in the same hole, and slightly wollar-out the edges just a little bit.
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

I recently went through the same thing. Went with the 6.5 creedmoor. After shooting it I would make the same choice again. Fantastic round.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:16 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

Man 500 yards on yotes. I have a 204 for that. 7 MOA drop from 100 zero and puts a 40gr bullet at 1800 fps and 300 lbs of energy. Lil Dogs hit the dirt with a 204 so basically anything you want will work in my opinion.

6mm
243
7-08
260
6.5x47
6.5 creed
25-06
22-250
220 swift

All of these are great. I depends on how much punch you want.

I like the 260 simply due to the brass and availability of ammo etc. Short action, low recoil, and lots of data for reloading.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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Re: Opinions wanted! Mod 7 Rem, 260 or 6.5 Creedmore, 20-22"

Does the 260 have less recoil than the 6.5 Creed
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