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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:15 AM
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor

I'm guessing the 6 Creedmoor would be a couple notches down from a .243 AI... probably more like the 6-6.5x47L. Which begs the question... unless the 6 Creedmoor becomes available in factory ammo and chambered in factory rifles... why would you build such a creature when you can get higher quality Lapua brass with small primer pockets & PPC flash holes in a 6-6.5x47L?
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor

    most wildcats are just that... for handloaders and custom rifles. same as the 243AI

    guys that shoot these aren't worried about factory ammo and factory rifles !

    greater velocities than the 6x47 Lapua and the 6 CM has a large rifle primer not small like 6x47L
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor

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    guys that shoot these aren't worried about factory ammo and factory rifles !
    I'm not the one who started suggesting wildcats to the original poster... who was asking about a commerically available round.

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    greater velocities than the 6x47 Lapua
    Do you know that for a fact? Given the variability of Hornady brass relative to Lapua, plus what I've seen people get out of their 6-6.5x47Lapuas, I'm not sure I'd make that bet.

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    and the 6 CM has a large rifle primer not small like 6x47L
    Personally, that isn't a selling point for me. I like the incredibly tight and tough primer pockets from the 6-6.5x47L. Never had an ignition problem, even in cold temps.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor

    Guess I missed the part where he asked ONLY for a commercially available round ?? That part of his post doesn't show up on my screen ???

    Yes, I do know that for a fact... seeing as how I have a 6x47L and know all the specs and load data on the 6CM from George.....

    I have had ignition problems and using the Wolf Magnum primers didn't even help. Hunting/shooting here in Wyoming at 20 and 30 below = failures...

    I was just suggesting a great alternative to the 6.5 is all. The 6 CM would be great on coyotes, less fur damage and very capable of taking any deer sized animal.

    I have a 6 CM in route to me now. Will post up the data I get with it.
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    I think you misunderstand my point here... I'm not saying the 6 CM won't be a good round; no reason it shouldn't. I just think that maybe when a guy asks about a given cartridge (6.5 CM, read his first post carefully - no mention of wildcats or alternatives) that advocating a wildcat currently only available from one gunsmith in the country, and that you don't even have in hand yet... is maybe not the best advice. I hope the 6CM *does* take off - though its going to be like trying to re-invent the wheel in a *very* crowded, albeit very *popular* niche.
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor

    you can never have to many 6mm's ! :-)
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    Re: 6.5 creedmoor

    can anyone tell me what size bolt face i would need for the 6.5 creedmoor, and would i be better off with a long or short action. thank you
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