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Old 03-19-2012, 02:52 PM
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Bill Ruger was a giant in the firearms world. Yes, some of the Ruger line has had some ups and downs over the years but with each problem there was a solution that made them stronger. My first single shot center fire rifle was a beautiful Ruger #1. In the early days you could pay a little more for better wood and that rifle had a very well figured walnut stock. Ruger currently makes five of their rifle models in the 6.5 Creedmoor. It is the 77VT and the Ruger#1V that will interest the long range shooter.Read More...
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

Thanks for the nice write-up.

I find it interesting that the first "similar thread" listed below is about Ruger's decision to drop the 6.5 Creedmore. Is there information out that contradicts that thread? If so will be interesting to see which of the 6.5 rounds survives.

I do believe that there is room for a round that fits the .308 action and that makes the most of the caliber with 140 grain fodder.

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:30 PM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

March 20,2012 I just got off the phone with the Ruger folks at the plant. As of now there are no plans to drop the Creedmoor. It is in their 2012 catalog.
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

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Well, you went straight to the source so sounds like the 6.5 Creedmore will be good for this year.

After my initial post I searched around and didn't find many Creedmores that are in stock, not sure if they are sold out or haven't been produced yet for 2012.

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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

The Ruger may be hard to find because Ruger is way behind on orders of all firearms. The 6.5 Creedmoor is alive and well. In my article I even said that Browning is now chambering a couple of their A bolts in the Creedmoor. Savage still has quite a few models in the Creedmoor, so it is far from dead. In fact the .260 looks worse off. I like them both.
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

If and when I can buy 6.5 Creedmore brass made by Winchester I will consider getting one. My ammo stores do not have 6.5 Creedmore brass and often those selling brass on-line are sold out.

Making 6.5 Creedmore brass from .22-.250 or whatever seems like a chore. What important advantages does the 6.5 Creedmore have over the .260 Rem or common sense ammo production friendly 6.5-.308?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:32 PM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

Every ammo component is starting to get scarce again. The 6.5 and the .260 are ballistically the same. If you shoot them out of a single shot rilfe there is no advantage to either one. But if you shoot a multiple shot rifle with a magazine you can load longer bullets in the Creedmoor. Also there are very few factory loadings for the .260 and more for the Creedmoor. I own and shoot both and understand where you are coming from. With Lapua making .260 brass now, it makes a great round.
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