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Old 12-27-2013, 10:52 PM
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:56 AM
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6.5 Creedmoor wouldnt be a bad choice...... I have one and and my dad does and everyone that shoots either of our rifles loves them.
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The creedmore is a heck of a round...the main reason I would pick the 260 over the creedmore is that you can find factory 260 ammo all over and creedmore stuff is a little harder to come by.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:32 AM
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The creedmore is a heck of a round...the main reason I would pick the 260 over the creedmore is that you can find factory 260 ammo all over and creedmore stuff is a little harder to come by.
Since we're on the subject of factory availability, neither one of the above can beat the .308 Win.

To the OP, keep it simple and keep it real and you'll enjoy each other's company.
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Feenix is right you can find 308 stuff all over the place....and I really believe that the 308 is as good a long range trainer as you can get..if you can learn to read the wind effectively enough to shoot a 308 at a grand well then you can read the wind my friend..however in a ballistic fight the 260 is gonna win out...better bc better in the wind.

I own both and shoot both alot..it's pretty much a toss up but if I could only own one it would be the 260....either way you have a shooter
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I too am a big fan of the .264/6.5 (I started my boys hunting at age 10 with a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser) and high BCs as well as big bullets but let's remember this is not for us, it's the OP's GF ... fairly new to shooting and a would be first time hunter.
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The creedmore is a heck of a round...the main reason I would pick the 260 over the creedmore is that you can find factory 260 ammo all over and creedmore stuff is a little harder to come by.
That may be but hornady does make a heck of a good box of ammo. Better than what you can find for the 260. And if your store doesnt have any its not a big deal to order some because everyone has it. I think that you will see the 260 go out the door and see the Creed take its place. The Creed is already taking the 260's glory..... may be wrong but its just a hunch.
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