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Old 12-28-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: Good caliber choices

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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.
Since you insist on making it a battle of the .264s, neither one will ever get the "glory" that the 6.5x55mm enjoys and deserved ... it's been around longer than the .30-06 ... and it's still going strong after all these years.

6.5 Creedmoor (produced 2008)
.260 Remington (produced 1997)
.30-06 Springfield (produced 1906)
6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser (produced 1894)

Now let's stay on course and help the OP.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:41 AM
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Re: Good caliber choices

I am still trying to figure out why creedmore shooter is saying to go with the creedmore? Can someone help me with this.? Just kidding I seen who the post was by and knew what would be recommended. The good ol 06 but I was wrong again. lol
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: Good caliber choices

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I am still trying to figure out why creedmore shooter is saying to go with the creedmore? Can someone help me with this.? Just kidding I seen who the post was by and knew what would be recommended. The good ol 06 but I was wrong again. lol
And this post helps the original poster because......????????
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:53 AM
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Re: Good caliber choices

My vote is for the 260 all the way!
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:50 PM
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Re: Good caliber choices

308,260,7mm-08 or 6.5 creedmoor? pick one and get to know it well. The man who knows his gun will win every time over the man who relies on his fancy barrel burner cartridge.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:44 AM
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Re: Good caliber choices

You should go for the old and approved 7x57 Mauser. Low recoil, high precision and surely enough ballistic performance for almost any type of (larger) game. Not to mention a lot of equipment for reloading and all that for decent prices. It's a real pleasure shooting this calibre also on the range due to its characteristics.
If you want to go for a 6,5mm, take the 6,5 x 55 Swede! Here in Scandinavia it's used with big success even for hunting (huge) moose.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:05 PM
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Re: Good caliber choices

If she shoots the 308 well stick with it. Confidence trumps all else.

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